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February 24, 2021

Partners Bank Employee Donation Program Helps out in ‘Big’ Way for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine Logo

WESTBROOK, Maine—Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine (BBBSSM) is the latest recipient of $500 through Partners Bank’s Employee Donation Program.

For the month of February, Vice President – Commercial Banker, Ellen Niewoehner, was chosen through the Employee Donation program to name a non-profit or charity of her choice to receive the program’s monthly gift. She is the 59th employee to be selected.

Niewoehner’s motivation for choosing BBBSSM comes from her direct involvement of the organization, seeing firsthand the impact it makes on children on a daily basis.

“The organization is near and dear to my heart,” she said. “In October, I completed my third, three-year term as a board member for the organization. I was able to see firsthand the positive impact achieved via one-on-one mentoring with the youth of York and Cumberland Counties. With that said, the ‘Bigs’ always say they get just as much out of the experience as the ‘Littles’ do.”

BBBSSM aims to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. The organization strives to provide children with higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships, as well as avoidance of risky behavior and educational success.

“The future starts with our youth,” Bank President & CEO, Blaine Boudreau said. “Big Brothers, Big Sisters has helped foster the growth of the youth in our community for years and we thank Ellen for not only choosing this worthy organization to receive this month’s donation, but for her involvement in their rewarding program.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters is always looking for ‘Bigs’ to join their program. To find out more about how to get involved, visit https://somebigs.org.