Since 2019, Field of Maine has donated a portion of its gross sales every month to a special nonprofit group.
OLD TOWN, Maine — With the vacation season quick approaching, an ideal present for somebody who loves all issues Maine may very well be a Field of Maine. Daniel Finnemore, president of the corporate, based it in 2015.
“We package deal the essence of Maine in these customizable present containers,” Finnemore stated.
Field of Maine gives greater than 100 Maine-made merchandise from 40 companies situated all through the state. The entire items are native or originate from Maine. That features merchandise like Moxie soda, maple syrup, whoopie pies, blueberry jam, and Humpty Dumpty chips.
Customers should buy a five-, seven-, or 10-item field and decide the merchandise they wish to be included. There are additionally a lot of themed containers to select from just like the Maine Maple Sampler field or the Wild Maine Blueberry Sampler field.
Each month since 2019, Finnemore has teamed up with an area nonprofit to donate among the funds bought that month to their group. For the month of November, Field of Maine is supporting Maine Veterans Undertaking, donating $2 to the group for each present field bought.
“I wished giving again to be greater than only a one-time present. I actually wished it to be a necessary a part of my enterprise,” Finnemore stated.
President of the Maine Veterans Undertaking Doc Goodwin stated his group serves Maine vets with a purpose of suicide prevention and veteran wellness. He stated he and his workforce have already got a plan for a way they’re going to use the funds raised from the containers.
“We’ll be handing out fifty Thanksgiving dinners, about 120 baggage of nonperishable meals gadgets,” Goodwin stated.
Finnemore stated probably the most rewarding a part of the job is when he will get a telephone name or electronic mail from somebody abroad within the U.S. army who acquired one among his containers.
“They are saying you do not below what this small little field of my residence state means to me. It is getting me via a troublesome time,” Finnemore stated.
Goodwin stated he’s grateful to the individuals who proceed to assist them and preserve them going.
“Sadly, the pandemic has finished a complete lot with our price range and our capacity to assist, so if it wasn’t for our superior neighborhood, we would not exist,” Goodwin stated.
Arising on Black Friday, Field of Maine can have a 21% off sale on all of their merchandise.
Within the month of December, Field of Maine will likely be supporting Barbara Bush Youngsters’s Hospital to lift cash to buy toys to donate to the hospital.