CAMDEN, ME, February 20, 2023 – Press Release – Matthew Levin, Director of Hotels, and Sarah McLean, General Manager for the Bay View Collection, presented a check today to Patrisha McLean, founder of Finding Our Voices. The donation of $1,210 is in support of Finding Our Voices’ mission of survivors breaking the silence of domestic abuse all across Maine.
The donation was a result of Grand Harbor Inn’s ongoing Great Rates for a Great Cause campaign. Guests who choose to participate receive a 50% discount off their two or more-night stay, and in exchange for this great discount, pledge to donate at least $40/night to Finding Our Voices. This offer began in early November, 2022 and will continue through April 30th, 2023.
Finding Our Voices is just one of several local charitable organizations that the Bay View Collection is partnering with this year. At Lord Camden Inn they are offering a similar discount to guests in support of “PAWS”, a local animal adoption shelter, and at 16 Bay View, they are supporting “NAMI Maine”, an organization that offers awareness and support for mental illness and suicide prevention.
“I am excited to support Finding Our Voices and to see how much we have raised in such a short period of time with our Great Rates for a Great Cause campaigns,” says Matthew Levin. “I have a renewed faith in people by the kind and giving nature of our guests who are willing and able to visit Camden and contribute to such a great cause”, Levin further stated.
“I am grateful for the generosity of our guests and to be a part of a company that seeks to support local non-profits making a difference in our community and beyond. Finding Our Voices is significant in breaking the silence and reducing the stigma of domestic violence. As a survivor of abuse, I know I am not alone, it can happen to anyone, and that support is available.” says Sarah McLean.
“By donating money to Finding Our Voices through this campaign, Grand Harbor Inn guests checking into their rooms are helping Maine women to feel and be safe in their own rooms at home. I am grateful to everyone at Bayview Collection for this perfect partnership,” says Patrisha McLean.
About Finding Our Voices
Finding Our Voices is the grassroots, survivor-powered nonprofit breaking the silence of domestic abuse all across Maine. Founded by Camden-based photojournalist Patrisha McLean, Finding Our Voices erases the stigma with groundbreaking campaigns featuring 45 Maine survivors aged 18 to 82 and including Governor Janet T. Mills. The group also empowers female survivors to cross over as they did to the bright side of freedom through a hand-up that includes financial assistance. For more information visit www.findingourvoices.net.
About the Bay View Collection
The Bay View Collection is a small group of distinctive, luxury boutique hotels located in Camden and soon Rockport, Maine whose properties include the Lord Camden Inn, Grand Harbor Inn, 16 Bay View, and the all new Rockport Harbor Hotel, opening early summer of 2023. For more information on these unique and luxurious destinations, visit us at www.bayviewcollection.com.