S.W. Collins seeks applicants for donations

5 years ago

In celebration of 175 years of doing business in 2019, the S.W. Collins Co. is seeking assistance in donating $20,000 to local causes throughout the year in each of the five greater communities in which they live and work.  Local non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply for funding consideration by visiting the company’s website for an application. An organization can apply as a cause alone or it can be for a specific project or event.

The retail locations in Fort Kent, Caribou, Presque Isle, Houlton and Lincoln will each have $1,000 per quarter donated to three local community priorities. Store customers will decide which project to support by voting with their purchasing dollars. Customers will receive one token for each $50 spent that they can deposit in the tube labeled with the cause of their choice at the donation station located at the front of each store.  At the end of each quarter, the $1,000 will be prorated based on the number of tokens to each of the local causes. The special donations this year are in addition to other many charitable donations made by the S. W. Collins Co. and will begin Jan. 2.

“We are thankful to be a part of each of the communities in which we have the pleasure of serving and this year as we celebrate 175 years in business, we decided to involve our customers in how we invest back into the communities.” stated Sam Collins, President of S.W. Collins. “Each of us have a responsibility to build up our community and our customers will help us set the priorities.”

The S.W.Collins Co. is planning many exciting events and sales in 2019 in celebration of their 175th anniversary.

Deadlines to apply for funding are Dec. 21, 2018, March 15, June 15 and Sept. 15, 2019.  Applications are available on the website at swcollins.com/175th or you can contact Leslie Jackson at 207-496-6723 or email lesliej@swcollins.com for more information.

Applications can be mailed to S.W. Collins Co., PO Box 70, Caribou, ME 04736, emailed to lesliej@swcollins.com or dropped off at your local store.