What is A “Dime for Time” at The Captain Lord Mansion?



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Most people start the year with a pledge to improve themselves in some way.  Rick Litchfield and Bev Davis, owners of the Captain Lord Mansion in Kennebunkport, ME, are starting 2010 with a different kind of resolution.  Captain Lord Mansion will pledge a dime for each guest who stays at the Captain Lord Mansion from January 1 – October 31, 2010, as part of a campaign they are calling “A Dime for Time”. The “Dime for Time” funds will be donated to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer awareness and research programs. Yet, there is a twist:  If the guest has visited once before, the dime will be doubled. If the guest has visited 20 times, the dime will be multiplied by 20.  In short, the pledge will come from the number of visits they’ve had multiplied by 10-cents.  If a guest has had 30 prior visits, the donation will be 3.00 for that guest.  After 31 years of owning the Captain Lord Mansion, Litchfield and Davis know that the contribution for most guests is multiplied by at least five, and up to 80 times for some guests!  The “Dime for Time” campaign was kicked off on New Year’s Eve with a pledge of $550 from Litchfield and Davis, representing approximately a dime for every guestroom booked in 2009.  Guests will be encouraged to contribute to the fund throughout the year too.

The campaign was created in honor of Bev Davis’s sister, who died of breast cancer.  During this past October “Breast Cancer Awareness” month, the notion of helping others with breast cancer spurred the idea to create this new campaign.   Bev and I think one of the most meaningful wishes a breast cancer survivor has is for time; time to spend with their families and time to enjoy the rest of their lives.  This campaign will allow Captain Lord Mansion and its guests to contribute throughout 2010, allowing each person to make a difference, or to honor someone they know who has been touched by breast cancer.  The “Dime for Time” program will be culminated the weekend before Thanksgiving (November 19-20, 2010) when breast cancer survivors will be offered a complimentary two-night stay at the Captain Lord Mansion.

Those wishing to be considered must be breast cancer survivors and are asked to describe their stories and why they should win a free weekend on the Captain Lord Mansion’s Facebook page, plus send their story via email to innkeeper@captainlord.com before September 30, 2010.   Facebook entries are limited to 100 words or less, but emailed entries may be longer.  All emailed entries must include the name, address, phone number and email address of the sender for consideration.  Entries must be offered both on Facebook and via email for consideration.  Each breast cancer survivor who is selected for this weekend at the inn will receive a complimentary two-night stay, chair massage and attendance at a reception where Bev and Rick, owners and innkeepers of the Captain Lord Mansion, will present the check for funds raised through the “Dime for Time” program to the American Cancer Society.


We are excited about the prospects both for raising money for research and for honoring cancer survivors.

Your Innkeepers, Bev Davis and Rick Litchfield