Yarmouth Freeze Out

Sign up NOW at Yarmouth Town Hall to Stand In for Dick, Nat, Steve, or Ted during the Freeze Out on February 16/17.

Donations to the Yarmouth causes this supports (the Fuel Fund and Food Pantry) in the form of cash/checks and/or non-perishable food items are welcome at any time, including during the Freeze Out itself.

Click on the “About/Contact Us” link above for contact information if you have questions, or the “Want To Help” link for information about making donations.

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Project Holiday Thanks YOU!

Thanks to the Yarmouth Community for being part of “Project Holiday” 2012. This Holiday Season we were able to help 33 Yarmouth families (64 children and 67 adults) who would otherwise have very little to celebrate. The Yarmouth Food Pantry gave out over 40 food baskets with turkeys and all the fixings.

Thanks to
– the First Parish Congregational Church
– St. Bartholomew Church
– the Lions Club
– Yarmouth Fire and Rescue’s Hats and Mittens collection
– the Girl Scouts
– 22 individual residents and businesses
– all of the volunteers who helped with distribution
each of the families we helped had food on the table, something to keep them warm, and something to help keep the Holiday Spirit alive.

“Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors” (YCAN) was formed to bring the community together to help those residents who find themselves in need of assistance. Project Holiday is a shining example of what can happen when we all band together in a common cause. We are making a difference.

32GB iPad 4G Raffle – to benefit the Fuel Fund

Thanks to a generous donation from People’s United Bank, the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce will be donating the proceeds from the raffle of a new 32GB iPad 4G (with Wi-Fi and cellular – valued at $729) to the Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN) Fuel Fund.

Raffle tickets cost only $10 each, and may be purchased at
– the Chamber office
– any Chamber event
– the Chamber’s Boast ‘n Toast Auction

The raffle drawing will take place at the Boast ‘n Toast auction, which starts at 5 pm on Wednesday, December 5th, at the Muddy Rudder restaurant on Route 1.

Even if you are not in the market for an iPad, please spread the word to your friends and acquaintances, as 100% of the iPad raffle proceeds will go to the YCAN Fuel Assistance Fund.

Yarmouth Fuel Fund

Thanks to the many contributions of Yarmouth residents, service organizations, and businesses during the 2011-2012 heating season, the Yarmouth Fuel Fund was able to assist about 65 qualifying Yarmouth households last winter. While most assistance took the form of 100 gallons of heating oil, some households do not use oil to heat their homes – so YCAN provided a roughly equivalent amount of gas or wood to them.

So far this fall, 9 qualifying Yarmouth households have already received assistance.

The YCAN Fuel Fund is supported entirely by the kind and generous gifts of Yarmouth area residents, service organizations, and companies. Their support and yours makes a huge difference to our neighbors who cannot otherwise keep their houses warm through the winter. As this year’s heating season begins, we are once again asking for your financial support to help achieve two goals:

Goal 1: To offer Fuel Assistance to qualifying residents.
The price of fuel oil remains high, and the overall economy has not improved much either, so we expect that the need for Fuel Assistance will be high once again.

Goal 2: To help one or two homeowners qualify for home insulation assistance.
The insulation assistance program available in the area requires a home to meet certain standards before they will help. If a Yarmouth homeowner cannot afford to make the repairs required to prepare a home for insulation improvements, they do not qualify for insulation assistance. YCAN, in partnership with Yarmouth Energy Savers (YES), The Opportunity Alliance (TOA), and you, would like to help one or two low income Yarmouth homeowners make the repairs needed to qualify for insulation assistance. If we can help a homeowner qualify for insulation assistance, their need for Fuel Assistance in the future will hopefully decline or perhaps even disappear.

Please help us raise $20,000 once again this winter!

Every $350 contributed last year helped one family make it through last winter. Your willingness to help out a neighbor in need makes a big difference, even if you can only contribute a small amount. When put together, our contributions add up to something big: Community.

For information on how to contribute, please click here.

Also, People’s United Bank has once again donated a new iPad to this cause, which you can win by purchasing a Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce raffle ticket. Tickets are $10 and available at the Chamber office on Main Street or at any upcoming Chamber event. The raffle drawing will be held at the Boast n Toast on December 5th at the Muddy Rudder restaurant. This raffle raised $2,000 towards the Fuel Fund’s $20,000 goal last year!

Thank you!

Yarmouth Seniors – Do You Need A Ride?

YCAN  has launched a new and exciting program for our community:

  • Free Rides for Seniors (male or female, age 55 and older)
  • who cannot drive, either temporarily or permanently
  • on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 am to 12 pm
  • by volunteer drivers
  • to shopping areas along Route 1 in Yarmouth or Falmouth
  • to shop for groceries, get your hair done, etc.
  • NOT for medical appointments (Yarmouth Health Council does this)

The details of pickup and drop off will be worked out after you contact us.  If you would like to take advantage of this new service, please contact Jean Rafford by phone at (207) 329-7295. Leave your name, telephone number, and the day you might like a ride.

Please help spread the word to others who may needs rides. We hope many of you will join this important new effort in our community!