Yarmouth Cares: Donations Welcome

The annual Yarmouth Cares campaign has begun! Please consider a donation to support all of the Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN) programs including:

Yarmouth CAN is a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit, all-volunteer organization, so your contributions are eligible to be tax deductible under Maine and Federal law.

Please make checks payable to Yarmouth CAN, and mail them to:

Yarmouth CAN
P.O. Box 553
Yarmouth, ME 04096

Please include your name, address, phone number, and email address so that we may send you an acknowledgement of your gift. If you prefer that your name not be publicly acknowledged as a donor to YCAN, please include a note to that effect with your check.

Thank you, and Happy Holidays!


The Yarmouth Cares Fund Welcomes Your Donation

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.

Yarmouth Freeze-Out Signup

More Yarmouth residents than you might think are in need of Food, Shelter, Warmth, Transportation, and other forms of Community Support. The Yarmouth Freeze-Out is held annually to raise awareness of these needs and the resources that our community can offer to support those in need.

The Freeze-Out is held in coordination with neighboring towns in the region, and will take place on the green in front of Yarmouth Town Hall from

10 am Saturday, February 15
Noon on Sunday, February 16
(with a break from 10pm Saturday to 5am Sunday)

Will YOU help us build both awareness and community by participating in the Freeze-Out for one or more hours? Volunteers will help inform passers-by and collect any donations that are offered, while having a fun time with the other wonderful volunteers from Yarmouth. Click here to sign up for a time period that works for you and see who else is volunteering. To have even more fun, contact one or more friends and sign up together!

Thank you!

PS: A password should NOT be required when you use the “Click here” link above. However, Google sometimes seems to ask some people (but not others) for one. If you are asked for a password, please try using your web browser’s “anonymous browsing” mode:
– “InPrivate” browsing if you are using Internet Explorer (ctrl-shift-P)
– “Incognito” browsing if you are using Chrome (ctrl-shift-N)
then navigate to this page (YarmouthCAN.org) and click on the “Click here” link again.

iPad Raffle Tickets at Yarmouth Chamber

We are delighted to report that, once again, People’s United Bank has donated an iPad to the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce to be raffled off at the Chamber’s annual Holiday Boast N Toast on December 11, 2013.

Raffle tickets for the iPad cost $10 each and may be purchased at the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce office, which is located at 162 Main Street, Yarmouth, Maine. They may also be purchased on-line by clicking here.

All proceeds of the raffle will support YCAN’s Fuel Fund, so we encourage you to participate in this raffle if you are interested in owning an iPad!

THANK YOU to People’s United Bank, the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce, and all those who participate in this raffle!

Yarmouth Chamber iPad Raffle

Please Contribute to the 2013-2014 Yarmouth Fuel Fund

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 some 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 this winter.

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 other local organizations 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 $25,000 this winter!

Every $350 contributed last year helped one family obtain 100 gallons of much needed heating fuel (or the equivalent in wood or gas). 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.

Thank you!