Pond Party on Jan 31: 1 to 4 pm

Join fellow Yarmouth residents at the
Orland H. Blake Skating Pond &
Village Improvement Society Warming Hut
(the skating pond behind Key Bank)
on
Saturday, January 31, 2015
from 1 pm to 4 pm
for

Skating
Bonfire
Bake Sale
Hot Chocolate
and more!

This event is being organized by the Yarmouth High School Interact club.

Donations of non-perishable food and personal care items for the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry will be accepted in the Log Cabin during the Pond Party (see the current edition of The Notes for details on what is most needed).

Proceeds from the bake sale will benefit YCAN’s Yarmouth Cares fund.

Project Holiday Thanks YOU!

Now that the holiday season of 2014 has come to an end, we would like to thank all the many people in Yarmouth who helped others have a few more things to celebrate last month.

Thanks to the many, many kind donations of food or funds to the food pantry, as well as the numerous volunteer hours that went into sorting food, preparing food baskets, and helping with distribution, the Yarmouth Community Food pantry provided holiday meals for 292 adults as part of Project Holiday.

And, thanks to the many, many donations of gifts and volunteer hours, the Project Holiday team supplied holiday gifts to 109 children from 46 families.

Thank you to all who helped by donating space, food, gifts, time, and/or funds! Yarmouth is a town that cares about its neighbors… Thank YOU!

Yarmouth Chamber 15th Annual Boast n Toast Auction

Today is the last day to take advantage of the early bird pricing for the 15th Annual Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce’s “Boast n Toast” auction. It takes place next week at the Muddy Rudder, and admission costs only $30 (which includes amazing food).

Check out their website or call their office at 846-3984 for more information.

Funds raised by this event will help:
– YCAN’s Yarmouth Cares Fund
– Merrill Memorial Library
– Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce High School Scholarship Fund

The Yarmouth Cares Fund Welcomes Your Donation

The Yarmouth Cares Fund allows YCAN to help meet critical community needs over the next twelve months, including:

  • Fuel Assistance to Yarmouth families in need
  • Home weatherization initiatives that help reduce future need for Fuel Assistance
  • Yarmouth Community Food Pantry
  • Senior Rides (volunteer drivers help Seniors get to local destinations)
  • Operation Bundle Up (warm weather clothing)
  • Project Holiday (holiday gifts for children)
  • Special needs and circumstances

Last year’s contributions and fundraisers raised over $55,000 for these causes. Any amount, small or large, is much appreciated.

Please make checks out to “YCAN” or “Yarmouth CAN” and mail them to:

Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors
P.O. Box 553
Yarmouth, ME  04096

Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors is a non-profit, all volunteer, 501(c)(3) organization, so contributions are eligible for tax deductions to the extent allowed by state and federal law.

YCAN has a new Web Address (URL)

Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN) has obtained a new, easier to remember, and faster to type web address: ycan.info

This shorter address may be used interchangeably with our original web address (yarmouthcan.org), and has become our primary address. All connections to “yarmouthcan.org” are redirected to “ycan.info”, and bring you to this web site.

Updated YCAN Brochure

Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN) has updated its descriptive brochure, which you may view by clicking here. It contains up to date information on our current activities and their impact over the past year.

The brochure is intended to be folded twice with the logo ending up on the front panel, however the format is printer-dependent, so the folds may not fall in the right places when printed on your printer. Please contact us or leave a comment below if you wish to obtain printed copies of this brochure that fold “well”.