The MLCA is developing a partnership with the business community through its Claws for a Cause program to educate the public about the sustainable and non-harmful fishing practices of the Maine lobster industry. The MLCA has developed educational materials including a poster and table tent card presenting facts about the heritage and sustainable fishing practices of the Maine lobster fishery. Participating businesses post these materials and then donate funds to support the MLCA’s chartable programs. To learn more about Claws for a Cause and how to participate, please contact Antonina “Andi” Pelletier, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look for 2017 MLCA charity nights at various restaurants! Bring your friends, family and anyone you can drag off the street to eat some delicious pizza AND give to the MLCA at the same time. Due to the generosity of these restaurants, a portion of all pizza sold, take out or dine-in is donated to the MLCA’s Claws for a Cause. Join us!
Tuesday August 15th – B-Good, 200 Gorham Rd, South Portland, ME www.bgood.com
The first annual Downeast Lobster Roll Festival kicks off Saturday July 8th at Thompson’s Point, in Portland Maine. This outdoor event will have Maine Crafts and vendors, live music, a judging of the World’s Best Lobster Roll, a kids area and of course lobster rolls. For every lobster roll purchased, the MLCA will be the recipient of $4. So bring your appetite! Find out more at www.downeast.com/lobsterroll/
In 2016 & 2017 one could buy a reusable bag from a participating Hannaford and a $1 donation was made to MLCA. Stay tuned for other stores participating in 2017.
Read about previous Hannaford Helps programs here…
These nifty little bands go a long way to supporting the MLCA and give you a reminder that the MLCA is always working for the lobster industry. You can buy them online here or pick up an adult or child’s band at the following locations:
Quoddy Bay Lobster, Eastport ME
Cook’s Lobster and Ale House, Bailey Island, ME
Town Landing Market, Falmouth Foreside, ME
Lucky Catch Cruises, Commercial Street, Portland ME
Free Range Fish & Lobster, Commercial Street, Portland ME
Port Lobster, Kennebunk Port, ME
Beach Plum Lobster, Route 1, Ogunquit ME
Barnacle Billy’s, Perkins Cove, Ogunquit ME
Taylor’s Lobster, Route 231, Kittery
Follow this link to shop MLCA products like hats, tees, and sweatshirts. Here you will find products that directly benefit the Alliance as well as products from our sister organization, the Maine Lobstermen’s Association, a not-for-profit professional association for commercial lobstermen.
Maine clothing company Woods& Sea has generously offered their products to benefit the Alliance and its programs.
Luke’s Lobster, based in Manhattan, NY
Bern Unlimited, based in Duxbury, MA