Voting for Bangor Savings Bank’s Community Matters More initiative has officially begun. What does that have to do with WCAP? Well, the Cinderella Project has been handed a little glass slipper—we’ve been nominated this year to participate for a chance to win $5,000. Last year, Bangor Savings Bank received over 85,000 votes from Mainers of all ages voting for the non-profit organization that they felt the most deserving of the prize money.

For those of you wondering what Community Matters More is, here’s how it works—6 non-profits from each of the 8 regions in Maine are nominated to be placed on the ballot. The non-profit from each of the 8 regions that receives the most votes will win $5,000. The best part? Just for getting on the ballot, Bangor Savings Bank gives each non-profit $1,000. Voting this year began January 24th and will close March 7th at midnight—how appropriate for a program called the Cinderella Project! Make sure to stop by a Bangor Savings Bank branch or visit WCAP’s administrative office to pick up a ballot to vote, or vote online at!

Why vote for the Cinderella Project? The Cinderella Project is funded solely by community donations and aims to boost the self-esteem and confidence of high school girls all over Maine by providing them with free and fabulous prom gowns, with the promise that they will pay the favor forward by doing something for someone else. Over the last few years, the Cinderella Project has given away hundreds of dresses to girls from dozens of Maine schools. Help us continue to instill a sense of inner and outer beauty in Maine’s young women. Where there’s a wand, there’s a way!


“This has been an amazing journey for me…as a teacher and as an individual!”
– Kelly Dombek Horton, Teacher

“Thank you to everyone who made my daughter feel like a princess today. When she couldn’t find anything that fit and was about in tears and ready to give up the volunteers came to the rescue finding many dresses to try on and found one that fit her just right. Thank you so much.”
– Jody Vigeant, Mom

“Congratulations…what a success this year! It brings tears to my eyes and I’m so happy that I got to be involved a few years ago when it was just a ‘little’ project.”
– Kris Foster Dean, Volunteer