L.L. Bean Donates $3 Million in 2014
Did you need another reason to love L.L. Bean? If so, here it is!
The Maine outfitter announced Tuesday it plans to donate $1.9 million to almost 80 organizations. Employees at L.L. Bean alone donated $1.1 million to the United Way this year. The company made monetary donations to organizations that focus on 'engaging young people in healthy outdoor activities and ensuring access to recreational opportunities for all.'
Some of those nonprofits included:
- Maine Audubon
- Teens to Trails
- Maine Huts and Trails
- Student Conservation
- Maine Island Trails Association
- Nature Conservancy
- Appalachian Trail Conservancy
- Trout Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited
- Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine
- Carrabassett Valley New England Mountain Bike Chapter
L.L. Bean also donated funds to support a collaborative effort between Mollyockett Trout Unlimited and the Maine Department of Conservation to build handicap accessible fishing access on Sebago Lake.
Downeast Maine also benefits from the Freeport company. Annually $200,000 goes to support the Island Explorer propane bus system in Acadia National Park.
In the past decade, L.L. Bean has donated $30 million to nonprofits in Maine.