What We Give
Not only does Oakhurst give back at a corporate level, but many of our employees also give back at an individual level. We are proud of our employees that dedicate their time and money to support the many worthy causes in our communities.
Oakhurst's 10% Pledge
Our pledge to donate 10% of pre-tax profits to organizations that promote healthy kids and a healthy environment is the cornerstone of our community involvement. Keeping our pledge enables us to provide substantial support throughout the communities where we do business. Find the organizations we have recently supported.
We encourage employees to give back to their communities by volunteering their time and/or participating in fund raising events for non-profit organizations or charities of their choice. These are just a handful of the causes our employees support, American Lung Association's Trek Across Maine, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, Maine Cancer Foundation and more. In addition, members of our executive leadership team donate hundreds of hours each year to serve on local boards, including Friends of Casco Bay, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Portland, the Salvation Army of Northern New England, YMCA, the Iris Network, the Center for Grieving Children and more. All of us at Oakhurst are committed to supporting our communities and do so in a wide variety of ways.
Welcome New Baby
Years ago, our grandfather started a tradition that we continue today. Every week his assistant scanned the local Portland area papers for "new births". A handwritten note of congratulations and a gift certificate were sent to every family with a new baby. We are proud and happy to continue the spirit of that tradition today. Because we know that contacting every new parent is unrealistic, we now take the opportunity two to three times a year to randomly draw names of parents of new babies in Maine and New Hampshire. We continue to mail out a Welcome New Baby congratulatory note with a gift certificate for $10. By providing this gift to some of our future Oakhurst babies, we are happily continuing our grandfather's spirit of giving.
Maine National Guard
We want to thank all the men and women of our country's armed services who give their time, skills and sometimes their lives to keep us free. Oakhurst Dairy continues to support their efforts and ensures that reserve servicemen and women have their jobs waiting form them when they return from active duty.