After two days that seem to celebrate commercialism, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, today, Tuesday, November 28th is all about giving and gratitude. As Lisa Horsch Clark, Friends of Acadia's Director of Development said “At a time of year when we traditionally refocus our attention on being thankful for all that is special about our communities, #GivingTuesday provides an easy way for people to show their appreciation and express their philanthropy,”

Many nonprofits in Hancock County are taking part in Giving Tuesday. Just some of them are  Healthy Acadia, the Bar Harbor Food Pantry, Island Connections, Hospice of Hancock County, the Wendell Gilley Museum, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Acadia Senior College, Bar Harbor Food Pantry, YWCA of MDI ,the Abbe Museum and Friends of Acadia.

Donations to Friends of Acadia support the active volunteer program, a series of youth activities and events, and protection efforts to preserve Acadia’s natural resources. Friends of Acadia funds 179 full and part-time positions in Acadia National Park and the surrounding communities

To donate to your favorite charity please visit their website or Facebook page.