April 7, 2018 Fun Run: for a cause!

Students in the Yarmouth schools with unstable access to weekend food during the school year can ask their Social Worker or Guidance Counselor about the Nutrition Closet program, which provides them with food to take home to help get them through the weekend.

Yarmouth High School students are organizing the Fun Run described in the flyer above to help fund this program. YCAN is grateful to those organizing this for helping to support this needed community program.

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YCC Initiative On Hold Until November

Over the past months, the Yarmouth Community Center (YCC) intiative has considered a number of possible facility locations, as well as a number of potential uses for a YCC facility.

Our discussions have highlighted the fact that every aspect of a Community Center will be greatly affected by the Town’s upcoming decisions on Town and School facilities, and their related bond proposals. The November election will provide much needed clarity for the YCC effort, at which point we will be able to re-evaluate needs, options, and leadership.

Therefore, the YCAN Board (which sponsors the YCC initiative) has voted to pause YCC work until after the November election.

Volunteer Drivers Needed

YCAN’s Rides Program was started in 2012 and has become a rousing success. We have grown in the number of riders we service, where we go, and the hours we offer rides.

We need more drivers. We give rides Monday thru Friday for errands (local) and for medical appointments (local and in surrounding towns). Jean, the Rides Program coordinator, emails drivers with requests and drivers who are able to fill the requests let her know. What works well about this system is that no one is committed to a specific time and day each week. The more drivers we have, the greater our ability to fulfill all requests. Please consider joining us. You get to meet some wonderful folks!

If you would like to be added to our list of drivers, please contact Jean Rafford at 207-329-7295. Please spread the word to your friends, neighbors, and relatives!

2017 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 as soon as possible to give our Elves more time to shop, but no later than December 1st.

The 2017 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 Beth at (207) 838-2261 or Jean at (207) 329-7295.

Food Pantry Matching Grant Challenge

We have just received an anonymous matching grant – up to $1,000 – if we can raise $1,000 between now and Thanksgiving for the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry!

Your donation will be instantly doubled when you make a donation to YCAN with the “Food Pantry grant” written in the memo line.

To donate, please mail checks payable to: YCAN, PO Box 553, Yarmouth, ME 04096 – or drop it off at Yarmouth Community Services behind Town Hall at 200 Main Street (Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm).

Thank you for your support!

YCAN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Food Pantry Benefit Concert

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT
TO BENEFIT THE
YARMOUTH COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY

Hunger in Yarmouth is REAL! But this coming Veterans Day we can all help make a
difference.

WHEN: Saturday, November 11 at 3:00pm
WHERE: First Parish Church in Yarmouth (116 Main Street)
WHO: These 5 Chamber Music Ensembles offer a beautiful blend of styles and genres:

Windswept woodwind quintet
Candelia flute quartet
Painted Trillium piano trio
Royal River mixed ensemble
High Winds flute choir

Admission is free, but there is a suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Food Pantry.

The program will also feature a brief report from the Food Pantry, how they help some of the neediest families in the area put food on their tables. They now serve approximately 90 families (230 individuals) each month.

Please mark your calendar for this delightful and unusual concert…it’s a great opportunity to support one of Yarmouth’s most worthy and beneficial organizations.