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”.

Free Tax Preparation & Wellness Resources

The CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) program offers free tax preparation and financial wellness resources to low and moderate income households.

Free tax preparation saves the typical client $175 in preparation fees, and over the past 10 years in the Portland area has provided $1.2 million in free tax preparation services, while helping 6,077 individuals and families receive more than $10.9 million in federal and state income tax refunds, and apply for $3.2 million in federal Earned Income Tax Credits.

CA$H is recruiting volunteer tax preparers, interpreters, greeters, intake & asset guides, and schedulers. No tax experience is required and we provide free training and IRS certification. The volunteer orientations begin November 18th at 6pm.

More information about volunteering and the CA$H program can be found at: www.cashgp.org

2014 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 this year. We request that all applications be returned to us by November 7, 2014 if possible, to give our Elves more time to shop.

Applications are available by clicking here, or at:

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.