The Summer 2016 edition of the YCAN Bulletin, our quarterly newsletter describing recent YCAN events, was published this week. It includes news about:
- Lunch Crunch (free lunches for kids)
- Aging In Place
- Yarmouth Community Center
- Rides Program
- Community Conversations
- Spotlight: Sue Rowe and the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry
Click on this link to read about what has been accomplished recently. If you have questions or comments, you are welcome to email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Rowe, Rae Garcelon, and Jean Rafford set up for the Volunteer Luncheon for the Rides Program and the Food Pantry.
Over 25 volunteers showed up to enjoy each other, delicious food, and lively discussions about how to make the programs even stronger.
Help is needed with the harvest at the Yarmouth Community Garden every Tuesday and Saturday from 8am to 10am. No experience is necessary! Please see this poster for more information.
Now that the holiday season of 2014 has come to an end, we would like to thank all the many people in Yarmouth who helped others have a few more things to celebrate last month.
Thanks to the many, many kind donations of food or funds to the food pantry, as well as the numerous volunteer hours that went into sorting food, preparing food baskets, and helping with distribution, the Yarmouth Community Food pantry provided holiday meals for 292 adults as part of Project Holiday.
And, thanks to the many, many donations of gifts and volunteer hours, the Project Holiday team supplied holiday gifts to 109 children from 46 families.
Thank you to all who helped by donating space, food, gifts, time, and/or funds! Yarmouth is a town that cares about its neighbors… Thank YOU!
The Yarmouth Cares Fund allows YCAN to help meet critical community needs over the next twelve months, including:
- Fuel Assistance to Yarmouth families in need
- Home weatherization initiatives that help reduce future need for Fuel Assistance
- Yarmouth Community Food Pantry
- Senior Rides (volunteer drivers help Seniors get to local destinations)
- Operation Bundle Up (warm weather clothing)
- Project Holiday (holiday gifts for children)
- Special needs and circumstances
Last year’s contributions and fundraisers raised over $55,000 for these causes. Any amount, small or large, is much appreciated.
Please make checks out to “YCAN” or “Yarmouth CAN” and mail them to:
Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors
P.O. Box 553
Yarmouth, ME 04096
Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors is a non-profit, all volunteer, 501(c)(3) organization, so contributions are eligible for tax deductions to the extent allowed by state and federal law.
The First Universalist Church in Yarmouth will be hosting its annual Heart In Hand auction on
Saturday, April 12
6pm to 9pm
97 Main St, Yarmouth, ME
20% of bidding proceeds will be donated to the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry, so please put it on your calendar and tell your friends about it!