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The Gift is in the giving

November 13, 2020

The gift is in the giving!

Get those feel good vibes going this holiday season when you join Inn by the Sea in supporting some terrific community programs in the spirit of giving.

The Inn's holiday calendar is filled with seasonal events that support local schools, provide new warm clothes & toys for neighbors and help feed hungry Maine kids.

Local Schools- Books for a Booking

Inn by the Sea will purchase a schoolbook for every hotel reservation made throughout the month of December. Give the gift of holiday travel and support one of our local schools. Visitors to the Inn are also able to purchase a student made bookmark from the tree for $10. to help inspire reading. The books are chosen by the schools’ librarians from their wish lists. Books for a Booking supports a goal of instilling children with a love of reading and hopes to help open a world of possibilities for young readers.

Community Support- Giving Tree

Student made ornaments will once again adorn the Giving Tree in the Fireplace Lounge at Inn by the Sea from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. Community and visitors are invited to trade one of the handmade ornaments, created by local school children, for new, warm clothes for less fortunate neighbors. The donations of new scarves, hats, gloves, socks and chap stick packs for neighbors of all ages will be collected by Inn by the Sea. The donations will be distributed by Project G.R.A.C.E. to shelters and food banks over the winter. As a thank you for your support and generosity, each donor receives a gift certificate for $20. to use in SPA or Sea Glass (valid Jan. 2 thru June 1, 2021)

Paying it Forward- Feeding Maine Kids

When you enjoy a craft cocktail in the fireplace lounge this winter and order an appetizer or plate to share, $1. will be donated to Full Plates Full Potential. The Inn is pleased to be part of their FEED KIDS movement helping to end child hunger in Maine. One in five children in the state struggles with food insecurity and the ability to access nutritious food, according to Full Plates Full Potential. The nonprofit works to connect Maine children to nutrition programs such as school lunch and breakfast, summer meals, day care meals and afterschool snacks. (FMI: )

Toys for Tots ® Making Holiday Dreams Come True

There is no better way to start the day than with brunch! Indulge in Chef Chadwick’s warming menu of Brioche French Toast with local maple syrup, bacon and fresh fruit sides…ready to eat and packaged to go. Pick up Chef’s sweet and savory breakfast, priced so that kids eat free when you drop off a toy for Toys for Tots®. Snap a picture of a masked Santa on the seaside deck- capture a unique memory of holidays 2020! Santa will be safely stationed behind plexiglass! As additional thanks for your toy donation, Chef Chadwick will share his signature Brioche French Toast recipe with you! Winning! (Pick up breakfast, take a picture with Santa & drop off toys Saturday December 5 between 10:30 AM & Noon at the Inn. Pre order until December 4 at 207.799.3134.)

Inn by the Sea is open 365 days a year at 40 Bowery Beach Road, on Crescent Beach in Cape Elizabeth with ocean view dining in Sea Glass restaurant or lounge for breakfast, lunch, cocktails or dinner, & full service SPA with ocean inspired therapies.(Reservations please call 207.799.3134)

About Inn by the Sea:

An idyllic oceanfront escape, located on a mile of unspoiled sand beach, just 7 miles from Portland, Inn by the Sea is Maine's premier beach destination offering elegant hospitality in 61 upscale rooms and suites, with full- service SPA, cardio room, heated pool and captivating cuisine served in ocean view Sea Glass restaurant. Children and dogs are warmly welcomed to this Preferred LVX® member and Virtuoso® property.

FMI and images: Rauni Kew, PR & Green Program Manager | Inn by the Sea | 40 Bowery Beach Road | Cape Elizabeth | Maine, 04107. | M: 207.602.8500 | | 207.799.3134. Instagram @innbythesea.maine