Outgrown Coats, Hats, or Mittens? Donate them to Operation Bundle-Up!

It’s that time of the the year again… if your family discovers any coats, hats, or mittens that you no longer need, Operation Bundle-Up can put them to good use. Donated items will be inspected, cleaned, then made available to local families in need through Yarmouth Community Services and the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry, as well as in coordination with Project Holiday’s distribution of gifts and food.

Donation boxes will be available at the following locations through the end of December:

  • Yarmouth Community Services office (behind Town Hall)
  • Town Hall
  • Merrill Memorial Library
  • Maine Roasters Coffee
  • Vestibule between Village Consignment & Island Treasure Toys

Coats, hats, and mittens for Operation Bundle-Up may be donated year-round at Town Hall in Yarmouth, Maine. The collection box is located across from the main desk where you may register vehicles, pay taxes, etc.

Forum on Planning Merrill Library’s Future

You are invited to participate in a Forum on Community and the Library, on Monday November 30, from 6pm to 8pm at Merrill Library.

After a brief presentation by Denise Clavette, Yarmouth’s Economic Development Director, about insights from their recent survey, the Library would like to hear from you: what do you love about the library, and what the library can do to serve you better?

This event is open to the public, and we encourage you to bring your friends and neighbors. Refreshments will be served.

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YCAN Web Site Has New Layout

YCAN has just completed switching over to a new layout for its web site.  The new layout:

  • is easier to read (larger font sizes)
  • displays menus at the top left on tablet and computer screens
  • displays menus only when the Menu button is tapped on cellphone screens
  • has a single-level menu (no sub-menus) so all options are visible

We had a few hiccups switching over to this layout… we just learned that folks who receive an e-mail every time a new item is posted here have received a couple of strange e-mails (just a logo & nothing else, etc.). We apologize for that, and thank you for your patience.

Comments. suggestions, corrections, etc. on our site’s layout or content are always welcome. To do so, leave a comment on any of our home page posts by clicking on the “Leave a comment” link at the bottom left of the post, or send us an e-mail: ycan@ycan.info.  Thank you!

This Friday 11/6: Free Change Counting to benefit Lunch Crunch

On Friday, November 6th, there will be no charge to use the Penny Arcade coin counting machine in the Yarmouth TD Bank lobby.

TD Bank will “match” the total of all coins counted (up to $2,000) by making a donation to YCAN. YCAN will use the proceeds to help support the Yarmouth Community Services Lunch Crunch program (free summer lunches for Yarmouth children that need them). You may also add any amount of your choosing to TD Bank’s contribution if you wish to!

The Penny Arcade is located in TD Bank at 730 US Route 1, Yarmouth, ME. The TD Bank building is on the far left as you drive into the Hannaford Plaza mall. Thank you for your support!

2015 Project Holiday Application Available

Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN) will once again be coordinating Holiday Gifts for Yarmouth, Maine families in need of help with gifts for their children. We request that all applications be returned to us by November 18, 2015 if possible, to give our Elves more time to shop.

The 2015 Project Holiday application is now available by clicking here, or by visiting:

Yarmouth Community Services
200 Main Street (behind Town Hall)

First Parish Church
116 Main Street

Completed applications should be returned to Community Services at the address above.

If you have questions, or would like an application mailed to you, please call Sandra Barron at 207-829-4354 or Beth Costello at 207-838-2261.

Meet some YCAN members at Thursday’s Mill Street Market

Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN) will be the featured non-profit at this week’s

Mill Street Market
from 3 – 6 pm
Thursday, September 17

We will have a children’s art activity to entertain the kids while adults stop to chat. Stop by to learn more about YCAN, discuss our current and upcoming projects, do some art, and check out the vendors.

The Market is hosted on the Mill Street side of the 317 Main Street Community Music Center. We hope to see you there!