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Contact: Kate Richardson
Richak4@mmc.org / 207-662-2243
Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution and P&C Insurance Commit Matching Funds to Support My Miracle Birthday Program at The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital
PORTLAND, ME — Birthday fundraisers are one of the biggest trends seen by non-profits everywhere, including The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital (BBCH). In 2018, more than 75 people participated in the My Miracle Birthday program, asking their friends and family members to make a donation to the children’s hospital in lieu of birthday gifts. The program raised nearly $10,000 for BBCH with participants ranging from those celebrating their first birthday to those celebrating their golden years.
In 2019, Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution and P&C Insurance will match the first $12,000 in birthday donations to the children’s hospital through the My Miracle Birthday program.
“Every dollar makes a difference, and we are happy to partner with BBCH and others to assist in making these wishes come true,” said Bob Quentin, President and CEO of Saco & Biddeford Savings. “We hope our support encourages others to join in.”
The user-friendly My Miracle Birthday online platform allows participants to personalize their fundraising page with a photo and story, and share the link with family and friends via email or social media.
“The My Miracle Birthday program is a selfless way to help hospitalized kids celebrate milestones of their own,” said Kate Richardson, philanthropy manager for The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. “Every dollar that we raise, including the incredibly generous matching gift from Saco & Biddeford Savings and P&C Insurance, ensures that we have the resources that we need to help our young patients get back to being kids.”
Visit MMC.mymiraclebirthday.org to learn how kids, parents and community members can use their birthdays to help The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital provide life-saving care for local kids.
About The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital
The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital (BBCH) at Maine Medical Center is committed to enhancing the lives of children through excellence in patient care, research, and education. With more than 100,000 annual patient visits, the hospital offers services in cancer treatment, cardiology, neonatal care, and numerous other pediatric specialties. Maine’s only certified children’s hospital is designed with children in mind with state-of-the-art hospital equipment, specialty programs and spacious play areas. From well-child visits to specialized medical and surgical treatment of complex, life-threatening illnesses and injuries, BBCH offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient, family-centered care from an exceptional team of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. For more information, visit www.bbch.org.
About Saco and Biddeford Savings
Founded in 1827, Saco & Biddeford Savings is Maine’s Oldest Bank with locations in Saco, Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach, Portland, Scarborough, South Portland and Westbrook. A leader in community banking, SBSI has contributed more than $3.8 million to area organizations over the last 10 years and continues to support the needs of the communities it serves. For more information, visit www.sbsavings.bank or on Twitter at @SBSavings and #InItTogether. Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.
About P&C Insurance
Founded in 1928, P&C Insurance provides personal, business, financial insurance programs and advice, as well as providing employee benefits throughout Northern New England. The firm maintains the highest standard of service and is proud of its long-standing client relationships built on mutual responsibility and trust. Locally owned, with access to the finest national and regional insurance carriers and providers, P&C ensures customers have competitive products and pricing to fit clients’ budgets. For more information and locations visit www.insurancepc.com.