Your donation to the “Yarmouth Cares” campaign helps us meet the needs of the Yarmouth, Maine community by providing financial support as needed to the following programs:
- Yarmouth Heating Assistance Fund
- Yarmouth Operation Bundle-Up
- Yarmouth Community Food Pantry
- Yarmouth Community Services Lunch Crunch
- Yarmouth Schools Nutrition Closet
- Yarmouth Rides Program
- Yarmouth Project Holiday
- Yarmouth Community Center initative
- Yarmouth Aging in Place initiative
It also helps make our community outreach efforts possible, and supports updating and printing the Yarmouth Resource Guide. You may make an unrestricted donation to Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN), or specify that your donation should be devoted exclusively to one of the programs listed above by noting it on the Memo line of your check.
Yarmouth CAN is a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit organization, so your contribution is eligible to be deducted on your federal and/or state taxes.
Please make checks payable to Yarmouth CAN.
Checks or Project Holiday gift cards may be mailed to:
P.O. Box 553
Yarmouth, ME 04096
Please include your address, phone number, and email address, along with instructions letting us know:
1) May we identify you as a donor to Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN), or do you wish to remain anonymous?
2) What do you wish your gift to be used for? If no specific use is specified, we will use it wherever it is most needed. If you would like your contribution to go specifically to the Yarmouth Heating Assistance Fund, Yarmouth Community Food Pantry, Lunch Crunch, The Nutrition Closet, Project Holiday, or Operation Bundle-Up, please note this on the memo line of your check, or in a note that you include in the envelope.
How your Donation affects your neighbors
Heating Assistance Fund
One recipient of Fuel Assistance was a single mother with a child, who decided to return to school at age 54 after a job change. She told us:
– “I will be forever grateful for the fuel assistance I received when funds were low.”
– “As a mom, what is most important to me is maintaining a home for my child, providing a warm bed to sleep in, and proper nutrition to keep my child healthy.”
– “As I find myself turning up the thermostat for the first time this season, I can only hope that this year my home will be warm again.”
– “Knowing that our local community is there to help when times get tough is a great comfort to me and my family.”
A mother of two grown children who was living alone in an apartment, and had been out of work for six years with back problems. She generally relied on family members for assistance, but the Fuel Assistance was greatly appreciated last year. In order to conserve her fuel for when it was most needed, she heated water for dish-washing on the stove and took showers sparingly. She could not have gotten through the winter without help from the Fuel Assistance Fund.
“As a person whose income is just Social Security, I find that everything seems really expensive! The Yarmouth Food Pantry has been such a help! You never know what’s going to be there, but it is always fun to build my weekly menu around it. The Food Pantry is really a blessing – keep up the great work!!”