Community Impact 2023

Making a Difference in the Community

Increasing Our Impact, Together


Each year, the Martin’s Point Community Impact Report highlights our efforts to strengthen our communities and support organizations working to create opportunity and provide resources where they are needed most.

In 2023, we sought to increase our impact, focusing on three areas of influence— nonprofit partnerships, community events and programs, and employee volunteerism.

Throughout the year, while maintaining well-established partnerships with mission-driven nonprofits, we added new partnerships with a focus on youth and underserved groups—creating opportunities for healthier lives and brighter futures.

Through financial support of our partners, sponsorship of community events and programs, and donations and employee fundraising, we achieved our highest annual contribution total to date—over $700,000—helping over 120 community-based nonprofits sustain their critical operations.

Perhaps our greatest accomplishment in 2023 was the increased impact our employees made in our communities. Through new initiatives designed to make volunteering even more accessible, more employees than ever participated in volunteer activities, resulting in a nearly 200% year-over-year increase in employee volunteer hours!

I invite you to read through this report and join me in celebrating the many ways our organization and our employees increase our impact, together.

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$700,000+

Total Monetary Donations for Direct Community Support

120+

Community Partners Supported


Highlighting Our Partners

Working Together for the Greater Good

In 2023, our community support strategy remained committed to providing ongoing financial contributions to a core of our long-term nonprofit partners—including Make-A-Wish Maine, the Southern Maine Agency on Aging, American Heart Association, and more.

With the understanding that earlier interventions can reap the most impactful results, we also sought new ways to engage with some of our traditional partners and developed new partnerships that offered opportunities to focus on increasing access and promoting equity for underserved youths and young adults.

These included a unique collaboration with the University of New England to expose high schoolers from rural Maine and immigrant communities to health care career opportunities; getting more youngsters outside and active through a new Rippleeffect activity center; engaging more young minds through access and programming at the Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine; and welcoming new immigrant families through the I’m Your Neighbor Books program. Together, these partnerships are making a positive difference both in individual lives and in our greater community—with benefits sure to be felt far into the future.



PARTNERSHIP HIGHLIGHT

 

Partner Videos

Through our Martin’s Point in the Community series, we produce and post videos to boost public awareness of our partner organizations whose work promotes health and wellness. These videos help bring their stories to life, shining a light on those who do this important work and those who benefit from it. Click on each item below to view these videos or watch additional videos from our Martin’s Point in the Community series.



The Telling Room from Martin's Point Health Care on Vimeo.

ADA Camp Carefree from Martin's Point Health Care on Vimeo.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine from Martin's Point Health Care on Vimeo.

Teens to Trails from Martin's Point Health Care on Vimeo.

Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA) from Martin's Point Health Care on Vimeo.

Community Events and Programs

Showing Up for Our Community

Engaging in community events and programs is one powerful way we have traditionally supported local nonprofits who share our focus on health and well-being. In addition to our financial support through event sponsorships, in 2023 Martin’s Point employees, once again, showed up in force to walk, run, bike, ski, swim, bowl, and more to support over 60 fund-raising events for area nonprofits.

Most of our sponsorships support organizations that serve our target populations—seniors, military families, and our patients—as well as the overall health of our community. These range from the Maine and New Hampshire Senior Games and the Maine Council on Aging, to the Travis Mills Foundation and Fort Drum’s Mountainfest, to the signature fundraisers for battling heart and lung diseases, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and more.

In recent years, we’ve also committed to include community organizations whose missions promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, including the Maine Women’s Conference, Equality Maine Pride, Greenlight Maine Elevating Voices Series, Indigo Arts Alliance, The Cromwell Center for Disabilities Awareness, and more.

60+ EVENTS SUPPORTED IN 2023

  • » American Heart Association Go Red Luncheon and Heart Walk
  • » Maine Senior Games
  • » Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake and Bids for Kids
  • » Girls on the Run 5k
  • » American Cancer Society Tri for a Cure
  • » Portland Kids Duathlon
  • » American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure
  • » Mitchell Institute Fall Gala
  • » Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End ALZ
  • » Portland Trails Holiday Dash
  • » The Maine Women’s Conference
  • » New Hampshire Senior Games
  • » Free ME From Lung Cancer 5k
  • » Travis Mills Foundation Miles for Mills 5k
  • » The Summit Project Honor Case
  • » American Lung Association Trek Across Maine
  • » Camp Ketcha Golf Tournament
  • » Camp Susan Curtis Golf Tournament
  • » Edmund Muskie Access-to-Justice Award Celebration
  • » The Telling Room Show and Tell
  • » Camp Sunshine Watermelon Festival
  • » Dempsey Center Dempsey Challenge
  • » Equality Maine Pride
  • » Girls on the Run Sneaker Soiree
  • » Greenlight Maine Elevating Voices Series
  • » hear ME now Break the Sound Barrier Ski Race
  • » Maine Adaptive Ski-A-Thon
  • » JMG Career Symposium
  • » Maine Children’s Cancer Program Swish-Out Cancer Challenge
  • » STRIVE Rocks
  • » Winterkids Annual Downhill 24
  • » The Children’s Center Touch a Truck
  • » Barbara Bush Children’s Center Radiothon
  • » Connor’s Climb Foundation 5k & Family Walk
  • » New Castle 10k
  • » Maine Marathon
  • » Maine Cancer Foundation Mary’s Walk
  • » Eastern Trail Alliance
  • » Indigo Arts Alliance Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival
  • » Milestone Recovery Miles for Milestone
  • » Granite State Independent Living’s Annual Hoops on Wheels Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
  • » Town of Scarborough, Zumba in the Park & Kids Pound Fitness in the Park
  • » Scarborough Primary PTA’s Race to the Point
  • » Oasis Free Clinic’s Brunswick in Bloom
  • » The Eastern Trail Alliance Maine Lighthouse Ride
  • » Maine Foodscapes’ Garden-to-Table Gala
  • » Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging Spring Summit
  • » Maine Council on Aging Wisdom Summit
  • » The Opportunity Alliance RAISE
  • » ProsperityME Block Party
  • » Maine Career Catalyst
  • » Center for Grieving Children LOVE Gala
  • » Catholic Charities Maine Golf Classic
  • » Brunswick Community Education Foundation Community Fundraiser
  • » Brunswick Downtown Association Outdoor Arts Festival
  • » Caring and Sharing NH
  • » The Cromwell Center Celebrating INCLUSION
  • » Spurwink Humanitarian Awards Gala
  • » Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame
  • » Maine Audubon Autumn Equinox
  • » Marine Mammals of Maine Ocean Commotion 5k

EVENT HIGHLIGHT

 

Engaging Our Employees

Taking Our Commitment to the Next Level

Caring for our community is an integral part of who we are and what we do at Martin’s Point, and our employees eagerly joined in as we took organizational steps in 2023 to elevate our focus on our community impact through volunteerism.

NEW VOLUNTEERISM INITIATIVES

CREATION OF COMMUNITY
IMPACT TEAM

The team gets early notification of volunteer opportunities, spreads awareness with their colleagues, leads group activities, and represents Martin’s Point as community-minded employees.

DAYS OF SERVICE &
MONTHLY OPPORTUNITIES

We designated two official Days of Service (spring/fall) and highlighted monthly volunteerism opportunities throughout the year, facilitating easier sign-up and access for participants, including bringing some options on-site.

EXPANDED TRACKING OF
VOLUNTEERISM

In 2023, we started tracking volunteering activities (e.g., the AHA Heart Walk, the Tour de Cure, and the Bowl for Kids’ Sake) that occur off hours, so we can see the full impact of our employees in the community. 



3,162

Volunteer Hours

VOLUNTEER TIME OFF BENEFIT

To support community service, our generous Volunteer Time Off (VTO) benefit provides up to 24 paid hours yearly to volunteer at local nonprofits. In 2023, our employees clocked in an impressive total of 3,162 volunteer hours—an almost 200% increase in hours over 2022!


Martin's Point Days of Service

Employee Engagement 

$481+

Employees Participated

37

Organizations Served

1,200+

Hours of Volunteer Time Off

ENCOURAGING VOLUNTEERISM YIELDS AMAZING RESULTS

Our 2023 Martin’s Point Days of Service opened more (and more convenient) opportunities for employees to use their Volunteer Time Off benefit, give back to our communities, and connect with colleagues outside the workplace. Our two dedicated Days of Service offered a variety of volunteer options at nonprofits close to our locations as well as on-site projects—including letter writing to military service members through Hugs for Soldiers and families staying at the Ronald McDonald House, making art/self-care kits for Maine Needs, and assembling a fundraising mailing for the Center for Grieving Children.

No matter the where or the what, the simple act of hundreds of employees coming together for the collective good of our community made these days both successful and special.

Diana Mosso, Manager Organizational Communications, put it, “It's amazing to be given the time and the encouragement to volunteer for an organization that I'm passionate about and to connect with other colleagues who share that sentiment. I look forward to the next Day of Service!”





ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTED ON DAYS OF SERVICE

FOOD INSECURITY
  • Good Shepherd Food Bank
  • USM Oakhurst Campus Food Pantry
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program
  • New Hampshire Food Bank
  • Cultivating Community
  • Wayside Food Programs
  • The Locker Project
HEALTH & WELL-BEING
  • Southern Maine Agency on Aging
  • Partners for World Health
  • The Dempsey Center
  • Cross Roads House
  • Preble Street Food Hub
RESOURCES & SUPPORT
  • Furniture Friends
  • Ruth's Reusables
  • Maine Needs
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Camp Sunshine
  • PSL STRIVE
  • Center for Grieving Children
  • Hugs for Soldiers
  • Freeport Community Services
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick
  • Milestone Recovery
CONSERVATION & ENVIRONMENT
  • Portland Trails
  • Maine Audubon
  • Scarborough Land Trust

2023 Annual Giving Campaign

Pledging Vital Support for Those in Need

Each fall, Martin’s Point employees come together during our Annual Giving Campaign to generously pledge the financial support that so many community nonprofits rely on to fund their critical work. An organizational match helps boost the power of those pledges.

The Campaign primarily partners with three entities—the local United Way, MaineShare, and Creating Healthier Communities—giving employees the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of nonprofit organizations within these umbrella organizations to target their support. Since 2015, the Campaign has raised a total of nearly a million dollars to support these community organizations. In 2023, Campaign efforts raised $130,986, including employee pledges, organizational matching dollars, and food bank donations.

This year, we were happy to be able to again kick off the Campaign by participating in the United We CAN Food Drive and Can Sculpture Contest after several-year, COVID hiatus. Martin’s Point employees built a loon sculpture, contributing to the over 25,000 meals donated to neighbors across Southern Maine.

9th Consecutive Year

Martin's Point champions community generosity.

$130,986 in Pledges

With matched funding, Martin's Point amplifies employee donations in 2023.

$1,053,405 Milestone

Celebrating over $1 million raised through annual giving campaigns since 2015.

25,000 Meals

Contributed to the United We CAN Food Drive and Can Sculpture Contest in Southern Maine.

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CHRISTMAS ACROSS MAINE

Since 2014, the Martin’s Point Pharmacy team has helped brighten the holidays for Maine military families. Led by Angela Shaw, Manager of Retail and Mail-Order Pharmacy, the group collects donated toys, clothing, food baskets, and gift cards for the Maine Military Family Assistance Center’s Christmas Across Maine program. In 2023, their gifts supported two local families.

Angela Shaw, Manager of Retail and Mail-Order Pharmacy, says, “Each year our pharmacy group amazes me with their generosity. We hold a special place in our hearts for our military and are happy to give back during difficult times.”
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RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

Over the years, volunteering at our local Ronald McDonald House has become a popular way for Martin’s Point teams to come together to support the well-being of Maine families. At this “home-away-from-home,” family members of critically ill, hospitalized children receive much needed rest and respite while staying close to their loved one in need. In 2023, staff from our Health Management department joined the effort, preparing nutritious meals for these families—providing care and comfort to them as they support their children during a stressful time.


Become a Partner

All of us at Martin’s Point look forward to the opportunities 2024 will bring to deepen our engagement with our greater community to promote health, wellness, and equity. If your organization would like to partner with us to make an impact in your community, please let us know by filling out our “Become a Partner” application below. We look forward to hearing from you!


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ABOUT THIS REPORT

Our Community Impact Report provides an annual overview of our organization’s community engagement efforts, highlighting the many ways Martin’s Point goes beyond providing health care and coverage to support the well-being of the people who live in the areas we serve.

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