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The mission of Preble Street is to provide accessible barrier-free services to empower people experiencing problems with homelessness, housing, hunger, and poverty, and to advocate for solutions to these problems.

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38 Preble Street



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Maine Region:

Greater Portland and Casco Bay

How to Donate Your Time!

Volunteers Needed?

Age Requirement:



Volunteer  Requirement:

Info. on Donating Time:

To volunteer at Preble Street one must be 13 years old or older with an accompanying adult, or 15 years old or older alone. There are some opportunities where one has to be 21 years old. To start volunteering one must complete a simple registration through the volunteer portal and then sign up for shifts!

How to Donate Your Stuff!

Material Donations Accepted?


Info. on Donating Goods:

Information on donating material goods:

Some of the stuff we need!

We primarily need food, toiletries and clothing (adult and child sizes).There are several ways to donate these items (and others). Please refer to our website on how to get your goods to us. Thank you.

clothing, toiletries, food, blankets, bedding, towels, socks

How to Donate Your Money!

Monetary Donations Accepted?


Info. on Donating Money:

What do the donations help fund?

Preble Street is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that depends for its success on the generosity of friends who lend their time and their resources. Every gift you make, every hour you spend helps those most in need.

All links lead to a secure off-site page for making a donation.  Aside from providing a link, How to Help in Maine does not participate in the transaction in any way.  Most of the charities are 501(c)(3) and therefore tax deductible

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