IEC in the CommunitySupporting One Another
SUPPORTING ONE ANOTHER
The members of the Island Employee Corporative feel that it is important for businesses to be engaged within the communities that are served. To this end, the IEC has held fund-raisers and made donations to several area organizations where the benefit would continue to provide for the island community.
As a worker-owned cooperative, we take seriously our mission to support our island community. With so many worker-owners, at least one of us is likely to be friends, neighbors or relatives with most everyone on the island!
This is why we care so much and want to give back what we can to our community. In our first year of operation, the Island Employee Cooperative reached out to support many of our community institutions including:
The Deer Isle and Stonington Volunteer Fire Departments
The Island Food Pantry for Thanksgiving dinners
Deer Isle-Stonington High School Sports Boosters for uniforms and equipment
Christmas toys for island kids
IEC IN THE COMMUNITY
Starting in 2022 Burnt Cove Market decided to form a scholarship for two seniors graduating from Deer Isle-Stonington each year. For the class of 2023, two students will receive $700 to help with the cost of schooling or business expenses. The bottles donated to Burnt...
Mums the Word for Education
Thanks to all the patrons who took part in our Autumn mums fundraiser. Each fall mums make an appearance at V&S Variety, Burnt Cove Market, & the Galley! The flower sale is the main fundraiser for the Island Employee Cooperatives annual scholarship to benefit...
MaineLife Features Island Employee Coop
Television show MaineLife visited Deer Isle and Stonington this summer to feature Island businesses and attractions. The show gave the Island Employee Coop the chance to explain the coop's mission and give folks a quick tour of the Burnt Cove Market. The show airs...