Step Up and Help the Discover Downtown Westbrook Annual Appeal
Did you know that Discover Downtown Westbrook is hosting its Annual Appeal right now? You may be wondering what the Annual Appeal is, what donating to it will do, and why you should. Keep reading to learn more about why the Annual Appeal is a crucial part of Westbrook’s continued success!
What is Discover Downtown Westbrook and How Does it Work?
Discover Downtown Westbrook (DDW) is a nonprofit organization and a certified Main Street Community through the National Main Street Center. DDW is one of just ten Main Street programs in Maine.
As a Main Street program, DDW mobilizes volunteers to create a vibrant, healthy downtown in Westbrook, helping businesses grow and create jobs, beautify the downtown and celebrate our rich culture and history. We work closely with our residents, the business community, the City of Westbrook, and many partner organizations.
One of the ways we accomplish our work is by hosting and organizing events that bring people downtown, including Winterfest, the Holiday Window Display Competition, Run the River 5k, the downtown Scavenger Hunt, Feast at the Falls, the 8-week Summer Concert series and new this year: the Discover the Mill event, bi-monthly Artist Open Houses and Jane’s Walks. These are only a few of the many events that we put on to make Westbrook an engaging and welcoming community for all that live, play, and work here.
Together, these events drive business to our downtown businesses, create buzz for our community, showcase our beautiful riverwalk and help to attract future residents to our city. And guess what? People are noticing! Westbrook is seen more and more as an attractive place to live, work and play!
Where is My Donation Going?
We are looking to host more great events in 2023, and we need your help. When you donate to our Annual Appeal, which is going on now, you can directly help Discover Downtown Westbrook continue to help transform our city and make it a place that both visitors and locals want to be.
Whether you contribute $5 or $500, your donation will help our organization continue to energize Main Street and bring our community and businesses together.
Did you love hanging out in Vallee Square and watching our Summer Concert Series? Did you bring your family to Winterfest to roast marshmallows and have a little outdoor fun?
These events are part of the essence of Discover Downtown Westbrook. If you’ve ever participated in an event, checked out the Mill at our Open House, or voted in the Window Contest, you’ve seen firsthand how amazing Discover Downtown Westbrook can be. Help us continue to bring these amazing events that support local businesses downtown by donating to the Annual Appeal.
Everything donated to the Annual Appeal goes directly to Discover Downtown Westbrook. Next year, when you’re enjoying your favorite events, you can think to yourself that you helped put them into action because of your donation and dedication to our cause of making Westbrook’s downtown the best it can be.
And as a bonus, for every donation of $25 or more, you’ll receive an exclusive “I Helped Discover Downtown Westbrook” sticker! These are perfect for putting on your water bottle and displaying how much you love our downtown and are proud to support it. These are going to be a hot commodity, but you can only get one if you’ve donated at least $25!
Would You Like to Join Us?
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization, and we couldn’t do the work we do without them. Volunteers help out in many ways, from serving on planning committees and the board to staffing events and more. Learn more about our events or sign up to volunteer on our website!
Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you downtown!