NORWAY — Norway Savings Bank awarded nearly $1.1 million to 358 nonprofits in 2022. A total of $750,000 was granted, while another $339,916 will be distributed in the form of multiyear grants.

In December, the bank made 27 surprise “Helping Hands gifts” to deserving organizations, totaling $100,000. These nonprofits provide much-needed resources in Oxford, Androscoggin, Cumberland, York and Sagadahoc counties.

“This year, we know that members of our communities are struggling with the high costs of everyday items like food, heating oil and other essentials,” Dan Walsh, president and chief executive officer of Norway Savings Bank, said. “These Helping Hands gifts are our way of providing some assistance to nonprofits focusing on addressing those immediate needs.”

The organizations provide a wide range of services – nutrition support, fuel assistance, clothing, school supplies, housing, job training and more.

Some of the nonprofit organizations receiving Helping Hands gifts are:

Bethel Food Pantry, $1,500


Center for Wisdoms Women, Lewiston, $5,000

New Beginnings, Lewiston, $3,000

North Fryeburg Community Chapel Food Pantry, $3,000

Oxford Hills Clergy Association, Norway, $3,000

Oxford Hills Food Pantry, Norway, $5,000

Servant’s Heart Food Pantry, Peru, $1,000


Take 2 YouthBuild, Lewiston, $1,500

The Progress Center, Norway, $5,000

Tree Street Youth, Lewiston, $1,000

Trinity Jubilee Center, Lewiston, $7,500

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