Shine a Light on Domestic Violence

Raising Awareness and Honoring People Affected by Abuse

Please help Next Step brighten the night with 1,000 purple lights!
(See below for information on how to sponsor lights.)

In October 2017, Next Step will light at least one purple light for each of the 1,000 people who typically use our services each year. The lights are meant to show survivors of domestic violence that they are not alone, and that they live in a community that is working to break the isolation of abuse. Two Tree Lighting Ceremonies will mark the end of the 2016-17 Shine a Light campaign and kick off of the 2017-18 campaign.

The ceremonies will be held simultaneously at Memorial Park ("The Gazebo") in Calais and Knowlton Park in Ellsworth on October 3, 2017, at 5:30pm. Next Step is proudly partnering with Darlings Auto Mall and Darlings Chevrolet in Ellsworth to launch the first of what will become an annual event.

This will be an Annual Event and is proudly partnered with Darlings Auto Mall and Darlings Chevrolet in Ellsworth, Maine.


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Donations

Darlings

$2000.00  

Darlings Auto Mall

$1000.00 View Website

Kevin and Jacqueline Tesseo

$500.00  

Machias Savings Bank

$500.00 View Website

First Congregational Church of BlueHill

$500.00  

YWCA Bar-Harbor

$500.00 View Website

First Impressions Hair Studio and Day Spa

$450.00 View Website

Bar Harbor Bank and Trust Ellsworth Branch

$400.00 View Website

Bangor Savings Bank

$400.00 View Website

Camden National Bank

$400.00 View Website

Betsey holtzmann

$320.00  

St. Savior's Parish

$300.00  

Paul and Carol Fremont-Smith

$300.00  

Mount Desert Island Lioness Club

$300.00  

University of Maine Machias Advisers

$260.00  

Howard Harrison

$250.00  

Phoebe Milliken

$250.00  

Donna and Chuck Leavitt

$200.00  

Domenic Efter of Bayview Escapes, LLC

$200.00 View Website

Arlyn Whitelaw and Domenic Efter

$200.00  

Joe

$200.00  

Laura and Dennis Lounder

$200.00  

Laura Neal

$200.00  

Eva Eicher and Dorcas Corrow

$200.00  

Washington County Community College

$200.00  

Eastern Mold Remediation

$200.00  

Downeast Credit Union

$200.00 View Website

Kim Lee

$130.00  

Brooklyn Talbot

$100.00  

Brandon Talbot

$100.00  

Kyle Duckworth building and renovation

$100.00  

Donna Fricke

$100.00  

Jana Robinson

$100.00  

Jane Herfort

$100.00  

Susan Kelley

$100.00  

Alan and Vittoria MclLhenny

$100.00  

Francine Stark

$100.00  

Charles Gay

$100.00  

E.H. Johnson American Legion Post #9

$100.00 View Website

Patricia Mclean

$100.00  

Ephriam. H Johnson Post #9

$100.00  

Susan Snider

$100.00  

Coastal Health and Wellness Therapeutic Massage AND Holistic Healing

$100.00 View Website

Deb Claflin and Eric Marshall

$100.00  

Joyce A. Maker

$100.00  

Deb Chaflin

$100.00  

Anonymous person at MDI Lions Club

$100.00  

David Brown in memory of Hilary

$100.00  

BarHarbor Congregational Church Evening Auxillary

$70.00  

Frances Jennings

$60.00  

Shannon Flood

$50.00  

Dorathy Martel

$50.00  

Janet Stratton

$50.00  

Bud Farwell

$50.00  

Leonard Gorbaty with love for Lona

$50.00  

Ann and Steven Burns

$50.00  

Eugene and Laura Pellerano

$50.00  

Emily Graham

$50.00  

Verne S. Flood

$50.00  

Anne Funderburk

$50.00  

Cynthia and Gordon Donaldson

$50.00  

JEFF & KAREN MILLIKEN

$50.00  

Elm Street Congregational Church

$50.00 View Website

Ben Speed

$50.00  

M. Skehan

$50.00  

MaryAnne Mattson

$50.00  

Rep. Will Tuell

$50.00  

Jane Blackwood

$50.00  

Peggy Huffaker

$40.00  

Steve Hudson

$40.00  

Storage Plus

$40.00 View Website

Regina Rooney & Ben Blackmon

$30.00  

J.M.Paws Bookkeeping. LLC

$30.00 View Website

Gouldsboro Self Storage

$30.00  

Amber Sloat

$20.00  

American Legion Unit #9 Member Rod Kwashima

$20.00  

Rod Kawashima

$20.00  

Jeffrey Gorbaty

$20.00  

Tina Sheer

$20.00  

Robert and Martha Pinion

$20.00  

Eric and Jackie Whitmore

$20.00  

Prill Bisher

$20.00  

Jeanne Peacock

$20.00  

Paul Maker

$20.00  

Kim Davis

$20.00  

Mary Wooster

$10.00  

Brenda Leavitt

$10.00  

Karen Wood

$10.00  

Karl Chocensky

$10.00  

Steven Hunt

$10.00  

Karen Girard

$10.00  

Charlotte Winger

$10.00  

Crystal Cushing

$10.00  

Gwen Albee

$10.00  

Jessie Stewart

$10.00  

Mechelle Braley

$10.00  

Marie Blanchard

$10.00  

Rebekah Noble

$10.00  

Jenny Gott

$10.00  

Cheyenne Robinson

$10.00  

Debbie Staples

$10.00  

Kerry Shea

$10.00  

Shannon Flood

$10.00  

Anonymous

$10.00  

Mary Raymond

$10.00  

Cheyenne Robinson

$10.00  

Crystal Cushing

$10.00  

Rebekah Noble

$10.00  

Robin Vile

$10.00  

Colleen Wilson

$10.00  

Nicci Perkins

$10.00  

Reaeleen Erskine

$10.00  

Beverly Billings

$10.00  

Sheilia O Donnell

$10.00  

Kiersten C. Donahue

$10.00  

Stacy Coombs

$10.00  

Eliza Billings

$10.00  

Faye

$10.00