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Please note that our 501(c)(3) registration with the IRS is as “Yarmouth CAN”, so that is how we will appear on GuideStar and other sites. Our tax ID number is available upon request to

by Credit Card, Debit Card, or PayPal

We receive these donations the next day. Please use the following button to donate via PayPal:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

by Check

While sending us a check is slower, it allows all of your donation to go to its intended purpose by avoiding the 2.2% fees we are charged for PayPal payments.

Please make checks payable to Yarmouth CAN, and mail to:
Yarmouth CAN, P.O. Box 553, Yarmouth, ME 04096
Please include your address, phone number, and email address, along with instructions letting us know:

  • May we identify you as a donor to Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN), or do you wish to remain anonymous?
  • We use most gifts wherever they are most needed. If you wish your gift to be used for a specific purpose, please choose from the list below and write the name of the program on the memo line of your check, or in a note that you include in the envelope.

YCAN Programs

Your donation to YCAN helps us meet the needs of the Yarmouth, Maine community by providing financial support to the following programs:

Yarmouth CAN is a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit organization, so your contribution may be deductible on your federal and/or state taxes. Consult your tax advisor.

However you may choose to donate, thank you for your financial support of our efforts to meet the needs of folks in Yarmouth, Maine.

How your Donation affects your neighbors

Food Pantry

“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!!”

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.