How to

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    generously

Can you spare a dime?  A dollar? 

Maybe even 5 or 10.  Check out how that money can make a difference.

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WHY GIVE MONEY?

Donating money is a great way to give. Charities can use donations to improve their organizations, directly help their clients, and add to their facilities or supplies. Many people decide not to donate because they think they don't have enough money to offer; however, every donation will make a positive impact on every organization. With just ten dollars, an organization is able to buy a meal, a new pair of shoes, or a dog toy. Don't hesitate, donate! 

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Charity
How The Money Helps
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City
LAKE STEWARDS OF MAINE
Support LSM Lake Stewards who are monitoring the health of hundreds of lakes throughout Maine. The direct involvement of dedicated LSM citizen lake scientists plays a vital role in maintaining and improving the water quality of Maine lakes and is a major contributing factor when newly established populations of aquatic invasive species are quickly detected, effectively surveyed, brought under control and sometimes successfully eradicated from our lakes.
Auburn
TRINITY JUBILEE CENTER
Financial contributions are greatly appreciated. Our Center runs on a small budget and any and all gifts make a big impact. Jubilee Center programs are able to buy supplies such as food and diapers at a discount and financial contributions also help cover the cost of electric bills, trash pick-up, facility maintenance, and other hidden costs.
Lewiston
PISCATAQUIS REGIONAL FOOD CENTER
The contribution you make today will help build and sustain the programs and services we provide to make sure everyone in our part of the world gets the food they need.
Dover-Foxcroft
COMMONS AT CENTRAL HALL
Making sure our elderly residents have enough to eat.
Dover-Foxcroft
PEOPLE PLUS
When you send a contribution to People Plus, your support will help us provide important programs and services for adults and young people in the Brunswick, Topsham, and Harpswell area. Your contribution is very important if we are to continue to fulfill our mission.
Brunswick
TEDFORD HOUSING
Donations allow us to purchase many of the basics needs for our residents.
Brunswick
HUMANE SOCIETY WATERVILLE AREA
Your money goes directly to running our organization and helping to save and find animals homes.
Waterville
WATERVILLE FOOD BANK
We are able to make your cash donations go further by purchasing products from Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine at greatly reduced costs.
Waterville
DOWNEAST HORIZONS
Your gift supports a variety of programs we run. Check out our website for more information.
Bar Harbor
BAR HARBOR FOOD PANTRY
Your gift supports our food purchasing efforts which stock our shelves with the essentials.
Bar Harbor
FRIENDS OF ACADIA
These unrestricted dollars are crucial to the operations of Friends of Acadia and our efforts to preserve and protect Acadia National Park.
Bar Harbor
CATHOLIC FOOD BANK
Financial support for Maine residents
Fort Kent
LIFE BY DESIGN
Utilities, infrastructure
Caribou
HEALTHY LIVING FOR MAINE
Running classes, training, facility.
Presque Isle
INSTITUTE FOR HUMANE EDUCATION
Educating people to be solutionaries
Surry
IMMIGRANT LEGAL ADVOCACY PROJECT
By making a gift to ILAP, you can join hundreds of other supporters who believe that every Mainer should have access to the immigration legal services they need to find safety from violence and persecution, stay together with family members, and advance towards economic security. Your partnership will help 3,000 people each year navigate an immigration system under attack, and bolster targeted advocacy efforts at the local, state and federal levels to create stronger Maine communities for all residents. ILAP is ineligible for most government funding, so relies on the support of our community to further our mission. Join us in advancing the causes of justice and equity for immigrants in Maine, while strengthening communities across the state.
Portland
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH PORTLAND FOOD PANTRY
Donations help fund matierlas to distribute bulk foods to help as many families as possible, purchase staple household items that are rarely donated but needed, transportation costs to pick up local donations, help neighbors cope with unexpected events, feed young people during breaks from school, keep food stored safely, etc.
Portland
YARMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL INTERACT CLUB
Donations help to fund a variety of projects. Check out our website to see what we are up to, or reach out via email!
Yarmouth
FREEPORT FRIENDS
Supports a variety of programs we run.
South Freeport
SOUTHERN MAINE AGENCY ON AGING
Donations help fund the Meals on Wheels program, and unrestricted gift will be applied to the Agency's highest priority need or program.
Scarborough
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE BANGOR
Donations support our programs, with core programs being RMH Bangor and RMH Portland. These Houses provide affordable lodging and increase access to medical care, all while keeping families together.
Bangor
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE PORTLAND
Donations fund our programs, withour core programs being RMH Portland and RMH Bangor. Our Houses provide an affordable place to stay and increase access to medical care.
Portland
RIDING TO THE TOP THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER
Everything! Riding To The Top is a community-based nonprofit, receives no federal or state funding and provides scholarships to over 60% of its clients. Donations support our riders, horses and programs.
Windham
HOMELESS ANIMAL RESCUE TEAM OF MAINE
HART depends on the generosity and support of people like you who believe that the animals we rescue and shelter deserve loving care in a safe, secure and healing environment. Your donations also help support our efforts to build a “community of kindness” by promoting spaying/neutering of companion animals, educating the public about responsible pet care, and promoting the humane treatment of all animals. We are a private, mostly volunteer-run shelter and do not receive government funding of any kind, so we rely entirely on the support of individuals, businesses and foundations. HART is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so all contributions are tax deductible as provided by law.
Cumberland
YMCA OF SOUTHERN MAINE
Donations help us continue furthering our cause by supporting financial assistance for children, adults, and families in order for them to participate in our programs and services.
Portland
PARTNERS FOR WORLD HEALTH
Monetary donations assist in the delivery of medical supplies and equipment to those in need.
Portland
GOOD SHEPHERD FOOD BANK OF MAINE
Your donation helps ensure that adults and children in our communities have enough healthy food every month of the year.
Auburn
PORTLAND GEAR HUB
$10 supports a youth or adult cyclist so he or she can learn bike maintenance during Open Bench Time. $25 sponsors a kid’s bike for youth in our neighborhood. $50 funds parts and helps us recycle tents and backpacks. $100 helps a low-income Mainer or recent immigrant earn-a-bike through Bikes for All Mainers.
Portland
SCARBOROUGH MARSH - MAINE AUDUBON
Your monetary donations go to fund the education and conservation efforts of the Nature Center so we can continue our work for years to come. Please email us for more information.
Scarborough
A COMPANY OF GIRLS
Supporters like YOU help to keep A Company of Girls on stage…creating learning and empowerment opportunities through the visual, performing, and culinary arts, and helping change the lives of our girls, their families, and the larger community. Your gift helps us sustain our Core Afterschool Programming for girls, and helps us continue to grow our Community Outreach Programs. All of these programs are available free to participants, ensuring that those who need our programs the most can participate. Your support is crucial to keeping those programs alive.
Portland
ROYAL RIVER CONSERVATION TRUST
Donations fund our work to conserve land and improve trails.
Yarmouth
MY PLACE TEEN CENTER
Our overall program, so we can continue to be open to teens, year round, at no cost.
Westbrook
MAINELY GIRLS
Contributions help fund programing, insurance, some staffing, (website upkeep) and most importantly, our Spring Conference for Girls and the follow-up we hope to do after the conference, this year!
Presque Isle
MAINE AUDUBON
Your gift ensures that we can continue our work on behalf of Maine’s wildlife and habitat. Thank you for your support.
Falmouth
BACKPACKS FOR HOMELESS DOGS
Money affords the purchase of food, toys, coats, blankets, treats, leashes, collars etc. Right now we are raising money to buy rabies vaccines, and a local vet is going to go into the homeless camps with us to administer the vaccinations.
Steep Falls
YARMOUTH ROTARY
Construction materials for Westside Trail; health care equipment for maternal and neonatal care clinic; clean water filters; leadership camp for rising high school juniors
Yarmouth
CENTER FOR WILDLIFE
Our mission, the care of over 2,400 wild animal patients, and our ambassadors.
Cape Neddick
CAMP SUNSHINE
Camp Sunshine was built by charitable contributions and continues to function entirely on donations to meet its $3 million annual program budget. No donation is too large or too small, and every gift makes a difference.
Casco
SOUTH PORTLAND FOOD CUPBOARD
Monetary donations are used to restock the pantry and ensure that all clients go home with nutritious meals that include milk, meat, eggs, juice and fresh vegetables.
South Portland
YARMOUTH CARES ABOUT NEIGHBORS
Money helps make our community outreach efforts possible, and supports updating and printing the Yarmouth Resource Guide.
Yarmouth
MIDCOAST HUNGER PREVENTION PROGRAM
MCHPP uses donations for a variety of things. The money helps to give groceries to families in need, and lunches to students in need. In general, donations allow the MCHPP to support low-income families in the community by providing them with access to healthy food.
Brunswick
STROUDWATER FOOD PANTRY
The Stroudwater Food Pantry is a 100% volunteer-run operation. All monetary donations will be used to purchase food staples for the pantry.
Portland
SAFE PASSAGE
Safe Passage is entirely funded through in-kind gifts and monetary donations from donors and grant institutions around the world. 78% of every dollar raised directly impacts a child or families in Guatemala.
New Gloucester
317 MAIN COMMUNITY MUSIC CENTER
We need your help to: support our free partnership programs and other nonprofits in southern Maine, offer financial aid for lessons at our studios, and fill the gap between our tuition and the true cost of the 317 Main experience. About 60% of our $900,000 annual budget comes from tuition and program fees. As a nonprofit, we rely on your donations for the remaining 40%.
Yarmouth
ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY
These funds go directly toward the care of the animals at the shelter and to programs that benefit the people and animals in local communities.
Kennebunk
NATURAL RESOURCES COUNCIL OF MAINE
Donations help us fund our work to protect Maine's air, land, waters, and wildlife.
Augusta
350 MAINE
Your contribution will help us build a strong movement to take action for climate justice in Maine. 350 Maine is only as strong as its grassroots network of volunteers and donors, so we sincerely thank you for your support!
Portland
BANGOR AREA HOMELESS SHELTER
Monetary donations fund programs and pay for organization cost such as utilities, food, supplies such as cleaning and paper products. any needed cost that are not donated
Bangor
GIRLS ON THE RUN (MAINE)
Monetary donations will be used for scholarships for girls to participate in the program and for 5k supplies.
Portland
PROJECT FEED
Because Project FEED has no paid staff members, all of the donated money is put directly towards food for the clients.
Portland
SPECIAL OLYMPICS MAINE
With every dollar donated we are able to see one more child reach his or her dream of competing in the Special Olympics.
South Portland
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF SOUTHERN MAINE
The Boys and Girl's Club runs multiple after school programs for kids who need after school activiities. Donations go to fund supplies, equipment, snacks and many other facility needs
Portland
MAKE-A-WISH MAINE
When you donate, you're giving children renewed strength to fight their illnesses, bringing families closer together and uniting entire communities. You can change lives.
Scarborough
MID-MAINE HOMELESS SHELTER
The shelter is funded by 60% donations that come from generous people like you. These donations add to our general fund, which allows us to operate in an effort to end homelessness one person, one family, and one child at a time.
Waterville
YARMOUTH COMMUNITY SERVICES
People can donate to certain programs through our website or they can call us, stop by the office or mail in a check and it will be deposited into whichever program they would like to help support. Email or call us with questions.
Yarmouth
ANIMAL REFUGE LEAGUE OF GREATER PORTLAND
Your gift allows us to continue providing the highest level of care to animals in need. Thank you for joining us as we create a safety net for abandoned pets from Greater Portland, the state of Maine, and beyond.
Westbrook
MIDCOAST HUMANE
We provide medical attention, care, and love to nearly 3,500 animals every year between our Edgecomb and Brunswick facilities. It is with your help that we are able to do our life-saving work, and offer services to pet owners in our community. While adoption fees and town contracts provide some much-needed income for our organization, the cost of providing shelter, food and medical care to our animals far exceeds what these sources bring in. Contributions from caring people like you ensure that we are able to care for, and find homes for, so many stray and homeless animals every year.
Brunswick
PREBLE STREET
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.
Portland