The Wrack

The Wrack is the Wells Reserve blog, our collective logbook on the web.

Posts tagged donations

  • Give the Gift of Laudholm

    | November 28, 2017 | Filed under: Opinion

    It's #GivingTuesday. Tell us where we can send our greatest gift.

  • Hurricane Relief Sent to Texas and Puerto Rico Estuarine Reserves

    | September 28, 2017 | Filed under: News

    Laudholm Trust sends emergency relief funds to the Mission-Aransas Reserve in Texas and Jobos Bay Reserve in Puerto Rico to support recovery and rebuilding efforts after devastating hurricanes.

  • A Place Held in Reserve, with Your Support

    | January 5, 2017

    Because we’re a national estuarine research reserve, we study the life that exists between low tide and high, between fresh water and salt. Perhaps we’re used to swings between extremes, to the different worlds that are continually uncovered and recovered here. Elections and world events matter to us, sure, but our work goes on no matter what.

  • Every Day Should Be #GivingTuesday

    | December 2, 2014

    yeah!

    Frankly, I don't understand why giving comes *after* shopping.

    As if "whatever's left in the change purse" is what should go in the charity bucket once I'm through with the mall... or the Internet.

    As if the other 364 days of the year, I should be... not giving?

    I like to give. One Tuesday per year is not enough, I say.

    One day is too little to devote to all the organizations, causes, places, and people I think are making our world better.

  • Crafts Festival Recap and Thank You

    | September 10, 2013

    Crafts Festival crowd on Saturday morningWe enjoyed a fantastic 26th crafts festival. Take a look at these stats:

    • 2nd largest attendance this century (~3,500)
    • most crafters ever (109)
    • largest gross profit ever (maybe net profit too — we're still counting)
    • oodles of member renewals, new members, and rejoining-after-many-years members
    • 219 high-fiving volunteers
    • 30 businesses donating goods
    • 104 raffle items donated, valued at $8,324

    Valerie McCaffrey poses with a number of her garden guardiansWe tried something new this year — awarding three People's Choice awards based on the number of raffle tickets entered into each donated piece's box.

    Congratulations to these inaugural winners:

  • A Family's Vote for Charity

    | January 18, 2013

    Back in mid December, the Laudholm Trust staff quietly celebrated the end of a well spent year. As Karen, Tracy, and I sat with Nik in his [new] corner office, we sighed relief at having autumn's events behind us and wished one another well for the holidays.

    Annual appeal mailing stacked up and ready to goBack to business, we talked about our big Thanksgiving mailing, those 1,700 thick envelopes shipped to members near and far. It was a big job made easy by many hands, like so many things are around here.

    Then Nik posed a question: What would be the result of this mailing? Would the neat package — stuffed with a fresh Watermark, a daringly long President's letter, and a ready-to-write snow globe card — inspire more gifts to the annual fund? Or would it have little more impact than a simple request for year-end donations?

  • Turning Down the Heat

    | January 3, 2013

    Water tower in winterThe Wells Reserve at Laudholm is special. Not a day passes that we don’t think of this unique place as a gift to those of us who work here, to the wildlife that abounds here, to the coast of Maine and to the international community of estuaries, and of course to our members and to the public.

    Because so much of our operating support comes from our members and donors, we believe it is in the best service to you and your gifts that we operate as efficiently and effectively as possible.

  • Giving Thanks to Corning, Edison Press, and the USPS

    | November 21, 2012

    Nik sports seasonal headwareTruthfully, I'm more of a Thanksgiving person than a Christmas person. I prefer rich food to rich presents; giving thanks to getting gifts (though I never say no).

    I'm thankful that the United States Postal Service is still solvent (as of this writing). Because they are, and because of our great partners at local printer Edison Press, Laudholm members should shortly receive in their mailboxes our latest gift and thank-you: the fall issue of our Watermark newsletter and one-of-a-kind greeting card.

    T'is the season, so in the Watermark package we're also asking our friends and members to send a contribution to our Annual Fund before December 31st. Even if you've never given to us before, you can start by signing up as a member on Giving Tuesday (November 27) or any time this holiday season.

    Watermark went to press before we could put in a mention of something else we're recently thankful for: some great new friends at the Corning plant in Kennebunk.

  • FairPoint Communications supports Laudholm Trust

    | November 16, 2010 | Filed under: News

    FairPoint Communications Release dated November 16, 2010

    FairPoint's Leslie Roberts shares a donation with Laudholm president Diana JoynerThe Laudholm Trust in Wells recently received a $750 contribution from FairPoint Communications on behalf of employee Leslie Roberts’s volunteer work for the organization. Roberts, who lives in Kennebunk, is senior manager of internal communications at FairPoint and has been on the board of trustees of the Laudholm Trust since 2008. She is chair of the Trust’s nominating committee and also serves on the public relations/marketing committee and strategic planning committees.

  • Sanford Students to the Sea outdoor classroom

    | November 8, 2010 | Filed under: News
    Sanford Institution for Savings release dated November 8, 2010 Sanford Junior High students are getting a chance to explore estuaries, beaches, and other coastal habitats thanks to a new partnership formed by Sanford Institution for Savings (SIS), the Sanford School Department, Laudholm Trust, and the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve. This fall, the Sanford Students to the Sea outd…