NEWS For Immediate Release Contact: April 23, 2014 Bettina
For Immediate Release
April 23, 2014
Bettina Doulton: 207-763-4478
Lani Stiles: 207-236-3537
Pop For Change Mobilizes Over 500 Volunteers For
Four Mid-coast Charities.
Lincolnville, Maine… Bettina Doulton and Lani Stiles announced today that their
Pop For Change initiative has exceeded its goal of mobilizing 400 volunteers to
donate their time to four mid-coast charities. The initiative, which came to be
through the reinvention of Cellardoor Winery’s and Megunticook Market’s annual
Pop The Cork event, was created to bring like-minded individuals together who
want to do more for their community.
“We are overwhelmed and humbled by the enthusiasm shown for Pop For
Change,” said Bettina Doulton owner of Cellardoor. “So many people stepped
forward, our charitable partners have all the help they need and we are no longer
recruiting volunteers. It’s truly an incredible outpouring of support,” she added.
“When we decided to recast our Pop The Cork event, we wanted to focus on the
organizations who benefit from the money raised,” said Lani Stiles proprietor of
Megunticook Market. “That’s where the idea for Pop For Change came from and
we are grateful to all the individuals and companies who have stepped forward.
The fact that we had to stop recruiting volunteers is truly a blessing,” she
More than 2,000 hours of time have been donated to United Mid-Coast Charities,
MCH Meals on Wheels, Coastal Opportunities, and Hospitality House. And it’s
not just individuals volunteering, area businesses like Frost & Bryant, Horch
Roofing, Evergreen Home Performance, Bangor Savings Bank, Midcoast
Masonry, Mt. Battie Car Wash, and Allen Insurance & Financial formed volunteer
teams for Pop For Change.
While volunteers are no longer needed, the public can still cast their votes to
determine which of the four organizations noted will receive $100,000 and which
will get $20,000 at the sold out Pop The Cause on June 26. Votes can be cast at