Fontaine Family Team started fundraising for Make-A-Wish Maine in 2009 participating in their yearly Walk for Wishes. In 2014, we began our annual Bid for Wishes Virtual Auction as a virtual Facebook fundraiser event in order to grant a wish for a seriously ill Maine Wish kid. The first year of our Bid for Wishes auction consisted of just a handful of agents but managed to collect 50 items, had 30 attendees and raised a little over $900.
In 2022, we hosted our 8th annual Bid for Wishes Virtual Auction with major success; the team members of both Auburn and Scarborough locations collected 316 auction items, had 400+ attendees and raised $26,486! Half of the proceeds going towards granting the wish of a seriously ill child in Maine and half to a local teen battling Ewing’s Sarcoma.
Fontaine Family Team has raised over $115,000 to date for Make-A-Wish Maine!
Every October since 2005, our team participates in WJBQ Q97.9’s “Cans for a Cure” which raises money to help those fighting breast cancer in Maine. All agents and staff members encourage clients, friends, family and businesses to save cans and bottles to donate to the cause. The goal each year is to completely fill our moving van with cans and bottles and we’re proud to say we’ve done this year after year!
Our involvement with SafeVoices happens every Thanksgiving and Christmas by adopting families suffering from domestic violence. Team members generously donate food items and gifts, while also encouraging the public and local businesses to get involved as well. Our goal every year is to collect enough food items and gifts to adopt at least two families in need.