Our Partners

Major Community Sponsor

Hannaford Helps Logo

Hannaford has supported WinterKids for 17 years! Each year Hannaford gives more than $4 million in charitable donations and sponsorships – funds that go directly to programs that help families and children. Hannaford supports all of WinterKids’ programs in Maine and New Hampshire through monetary support, board membership, and in-kind donations to our school programs.

Supporting Sponsors

Agren WinterKids Sponsors

Agren is proud to be working with WinterKids again this year. Since 1975, Maine’s largest independently owned appliance and mattress retailer has been serving Maine communities. Today, with six locations, community involvement and charitable participation within our communities remain core values. Agren is excited to support an organization focused on creating healthy habits and opportunities for the children of Maine.

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Logo

Harvard Pilgrim is proud to support WinterKids.

Harvard Pilgrim and its family of companies provide health benefit plans, programs and services to more than 3 million customers in New England and beyond. A leading not-for-profit health services company, we guide our members – and the communities we serve – to better health.

L.L. Bean

L.L. Bean and WinterKids have been partners for 17 years. Given its rich outdoor heritage, L.L. Bean supports nonprofits that engage more young people in activities such as camping, hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. L.L. Bean applauds WinterKids for our efforts in creating lifelong outdoor enthusiasts! In addition to their annual sponsorship of our programs in Maine & New Hampshire, L.L. Bean is involved with WinterKids through board membership and community events. The Outdoor Discovery School offers snowshoe lessons at our Welcome to Winter Festival and L.L.Bean employees participate in the WinterKids Downhill 24 at Sugarloaf. L.L. Bean has given more than $14 million to local, state, regional, and national outdoor conservation and recreation organizations in the last ten years.

Portland Glass Logo

Portland Glass is proud to have the opportunity to support WinterKids. We strive to provide excellent service to our customers and provide support for the communities where we live and work. Headquartered in Portland with locations in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont  we focus our support on serving our local communities.

Wex

WEX believes that corporate giving is both an opportunity and a responsibility to give back to our local communities. The company’s giving is centered at its heart and headquarters in South Portland, focusing on larger gifts that benefit greater Portland and the state of Maine as a whole. WinterKids and WEX have partnered for several years through programming and event initiatives. WEX employees have a large team presence at the WinterKids Downhill 24, and believe in long-term effective partnerships with the nonprofits they support.


Exclusive Television Sponsor

WMTW WPXT LightBKD

WMTW is the official television sponsor of WinterKids.  WMTW, Maine’s Total Weather and News, serves the Portland television market, with studios in Westbrook.  Channel 8 WMTW won a dozen honors at the 2015 Maine Association of Broadcasters annual awards ceremonies. From PSAs to on-air talent hosting our events, WMTW supports WinterKids throughout the year.

Become a WinterKids Sponsor!

WinterKids has enjoyed many long-term partnerships, large and small, with corporate sponsors statewide. The benefits of sponsoring WinterKids are many—and we are always interested in creating custom packages that work best for your company!

Please fill out the form below if you’re interested in discussing partnership opportunities:

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MOBILE, KID-CENTERED, TEACHER-APPROVED, RESULTS-DRIVEN, AND AWARD-WINNING

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Students, Teachers, and Families Impacted in Maine & New Hampshire since 2010!

WinterKids is the only nonprofit in Maine dedicated exclusively to increasing outdoor physical activity in children and families during our longest, most sedentary season.  

The shorter, darker, and colder days of winter and the increasing allure of screen time make it all too easy for kids and families to “hibernate.”  At WinterKids, we make it our business to provide kids, parents, and teachers with the right option: to get outside, get active, and have fun in the winter – and year-round.

Outdoor kids are active kids. Active kids are healthy kids. Healthy kids are happy kids. Happy kids are “winter kids.”

SEASON WRAP UP

FY2021

With outside being the safest and best place to be, WinterKids has truly thrived during the pandemic! We were able to reach nearly 27,000 kids, teachers and families in Maine and New Hampshire with creative adaptations for safe, outdoor adventures. Check out our 2020/2021 Season Wrap Up Report!

annual report

FY2020

We are so thankful for our WinterKids Family – sponsors, foundations, teams, friends, volunteers, board and staff – and most important, the KIDS we serve. 2020 was a fantastic year for our organization, reaching over 35,000 (!) kids, family members, and teachers with innovative, outdoor education programs.