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!
YCAN is planning to offer rides to Yarmouth seniors who need to
- buy groceries
- visit a hairdresser or barber in Yarmouth or Falmouth
This service will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 am to Noon, starting in September, 2012. Between now and then, we will be recruiting volunteer drivers and spreading the word to seniors who have expressed an interest in this service.
We are looking for:
- One or two volunteers to help us coordinate the scheduling of drivers and clients.
- Volunteer drivers who could drive at a scheduled time once or twice per month.
If you can help, please contact Jean Rafford:
- by phone at (207) 329-7295, or by e-mail to jeanrafford “at” gmail.com
For more information about YCAN, please explore this site further!
Could you help YCAN sell raffle tickets at the Yarmouth Wellness Fair on Saturday, April 14 between 9 AM and 3 PM? All proceeds will benefit YCAN programs, including the Fuel Assistance Fund, the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry, and Seniors Are Treasures.
We are seeking people willing to staff our table for one hour (or more if you wish) that day. If you are interested, please contact us via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by phone at (207) 838-2261.
Thank you, and be well!
The 2011 Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN) Fuel Assistance Fund Drive has raised over $35,000, and spent over $20,000 to date providing Fuel Assistance to 61 qualifying Yarmouth households.
Winter is not over yet (despite the occasional beginnings of mud season), so we expect total expenditures to continue growing between now and when warm weather becomes more predictable. Last year at this time we had assisted 32 households – so this year’s need to date has been 90% greater than last year’s despite our relatively mild winter. Our community has made it possible to meet this increased need.
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped us exceed our 2011 goal, including:
Albert & Lois Howlett
Artisans at the Log Cabin & Jill Thomas
Carol & David Ertz
Carolyn & Edgar Beem
Casco Bay Ford
Casco Bay Wireless
Casco Lodge #36
Chip & Lynn Roche
Chris & Brenda Whitney
Chris & Patti Arapoglou
Constance & David Hildreth
David & Elizabeth Fleury
David & Pamela Adams
Dick & Debbie Woodbury
Douglas Title Company
Ellen & David Ruffner
First Universalist Church
Gilbert & Laurie Broberg
Helen M Walker
James & Kathleen Case
Jane & Dennis Gildart
Jennifer & Bennett Wilson
John & Antoinette Menario
John Sedgewick & Deborah Keefe
Judith & William Eycleshymer
Just Friends Inc
Lee Mallett & Caroline Hartly
Mark Tux Turkel & Amy Sinclair
Mercer & Sons
Myron & Meredith Hamer
Nelson & Betsy Mead
Norway Savings Bank
Paul & Kathleen Hassett
People’s United Bank
Philip & Joy Ahrens
Robin Hodgskin & Art Bell
Sarah Downs & James Bowie
Stephen & Kyle Atwell
Steven & Joyce Bell
Ted & Ellen Russell
Terrence DeWan Associates
The Meyers Family
The Mortgage Office
The Woods Family
Tim & Howsie Stewart
Town of Yarmouth
Virginia & Gregory Field
Yarmouth Boat Yard
Yarmouth Chamber Raffle
Yarmouth Frame Shop
Yarmouth Health Council
Yarmouth Lions Club
Yarmouth Veterinary Center
The Yarmouth Community Food Pantry, Fuel Assistance Fund, and Seniors Are Treasures programs can always put your time, goods, or funds to good use! Click on any of the highlighted program names above for more information.
YarmouthCAN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
This holiday season Project Holiday helped 31 Yarmouth families (53 children and 46 adults) who would otherwise have had little to celebrate. Participants in Project Holiday included:
- Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN)
- First Parish Congregational Church
- Yarmouth Community Food Pantry
- Lions Club
- Yarmouth Fire and Rescue’s Hats and Mittens collection
- Girl Scouts
- 14 individual residents and businesses
- All of the volunteers who helped with distribution
All of the above groups worked together to ensure that each family had food on the table, something to keep them warm, and something to help the children believe in Santa Claus.
YCAN was formed to bring the community together to help residents who need assistance. Project Holiday is a shining example of what can happen when we all band together for a common cause. Our community can and does make a difference!
Students at the Harrison Middle School recently completed a celebration of Geography Awareness Week. This year’s theme was Geography: An Adventure in Our Community. Students were involved in many activities throughout the week to help them improve their geographic literacy. In addition, they focus on a service learning project each year to demonstrate good citizenship.
The beneficiary of this year’s service project was the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry. The student body collected coins (nickels, dimes, and quarters) for five days to donate to the pantry. A check for $730 was presented to Pantry Manager Sue Rowe to help people in need in Yarmouth. Geography Awareness Week is an annual event sponsored by National Geographic throughout the country.