The Gift of Community

UniTel has been serving Central Maine since 1902, delivering high-speed internet and voice to its citizens and businesses. Throughout the year, and especially during the holiday season, we are very thankful for our neighborhood connections and the opportunity to give back to the communities we serve.

UniTel prides itself on shopping locally and supporting small businesses in our communities, and it encourages others to do the same. In appreciation for our customers, UniTel continues to focus on giving back to our communities through donations and volunteerism.

Hunger in our area

UniTel’s largest area of philanthropy corresponds with one of the biggest community needs: addressing hunger. Over the years, UniTel has donated thousands of dollars to local food pantries including Bread of Life-Newburgh, Loaves & Fishes-Albion, Volunteer Regional Food Pantry-Unity, and Jackson Food Pantry-Jackson, as well as contributing to Meal Support / Summer Lunch Programs in all school districts UniTel serves.

“I’m already proud to work here because of the telecommunications services we offer,” said Jayne Sullivan, Director of Internal/External Support at UniTel. “But when that’s combined with UniTel’s charitable efforts, I feel very fulfilled to be part of the organization.”

Children who need help

UniTel also pitches in to help local children in need. Donations of clothing, toys and funds are sent every year to the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers Christmas Programwhich provides assistance to Central Maine families in need.

Melissa White, Jayne Sullivan, and Sherman Robbins of UniTel volunteer to help Maine Children’s Home
prepare for their Christmas program.

Children and their families benefit from our donations to Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Project Graduation, local sports programs, fuel assistance programs, and other charitable events. In addition, UniKids Care Club—funded by employee contributions—provides support to benefit children in UniTel’s service territory and throughout Waldo County.

We’re all in this together so think local!

When you donate, volunteer or buy locally, you are supporting local businesses and individuals, which means better lives, school funding, community services, and more.

This season, whether shopping, giving, or helping others in need, please keep it local!