Poland Spring pledges $150K to Lincoln non-profit

LINCOLN, Maine (WABI) - Poland Spring is continuing it's work to become a part of the greater Lincoln community.

Tuesday night the company hosted a free public dinner where they announced that they would be putting their support behind the Northern Penobscot Activities Council by donating $150,000 over the next 3 years, giving the first 50 Tuesday.

NPAC is a non-profit that will work to develop programs, services and activities with an emphasis on outreach to youth and elderly residents.

"It means everything," said NPAC's Brian Souers. "We are going to use that money to help grow other funding sources and cover all kinds of stuff. It gives credibility, it gives us resources, gives us energy and makes everything really feasible and possible for us."

"It's really to showcase that we are committed to the community, we don't plan to go anywhere," said Poland Spring Community Relations Director Heather Printup. "Once we engage ourselves in communities we want to be a good neighbor and this is just one of the ways in which we do so."

Poland Spring recently agreed to buy Lincoln water for it's product.

NPAC officials say when they got the call from Poland Spring earlier this year about the donation, they had less than 400 dollars in their checking account.