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Coins for Caring
This is a yearly statewide fundraiser that assists University of Maine Cooperative Extension educational programs. All Extension Homemakers contribute to their local Extension groups and their donations are sent to the state Maine Extension Homemakers Council (MEHC) treasurer. Some of the programs that have benefited from the generosity of the Extension Homemakers include Maine 4-H Days, Nutrition Programs, 4-H Camp & Learning Center at Tanglewood, and Senior Companion Program.

Shriners Hospital–Aluminum can tabs
This Recycling Project benefits the Shriners Hospital for Children. The aluminum tab collection was originally started by the Shriners in 1990. The tabs, which are pure aluminum can be recycled and turned into cash and will benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children in Massachusetts. Under MEHC President Moneda (Bunny) Worster’s leadership in 1997, the Maine Extension Homemakers embraced this project. The tabs are collected at the MEHC State Spring and Fall Meetings.