Giving For Those Who Served – A Guide to Helping Maine Veterans

Author: Maine Veterans' Homes
Posted: October 18, 2019
Category: Maine Veterans' Homes News

An as independent, nonprofit organization, Maine Veterans’ Homes relies on support from individuals, civic groups and the business community to help us achieve our mission of “caring for those who served.” Every day we care for approximately 600 Veterans, their spouses and Gold Star parents in our six Homes throughout the state.

It’s our privilege to not only provide excellent healthcare for our Veterans, but to develop patient-centered programs that address the whole person.

Where Does My Donation to MVH Go?

Donations from the community go to the Resident Activities Funds at our Homes, which provide programs that keep our residents active and happy. We take them out to dinner at area restaurants, to shows, concerts and sporting events; we bring in entertainment and present different opportunities to create art. Residents go fishing, an activity they enjoyed before coming to Maine Veterans’ Homes, and they also discover new passions.


How Can I  Support Maine Veterans' Homes?

We’ve compiled a Community Fundraising Guide that gives you ideas on how to raise funds for Maine Veterans. In addition to ideas, we tell you exactly how to go about organizing an event to benefit our residents and the help we can offer in doing that. We are honored and humbled every time someone decides to support our Veterans and their families.

Our Community Fundraising Guide includes fun ways for children to support Maine Veterans’ Homes: bottle drives, guessing games or collecting pennies are just a few ideas. We also have a list of fundraisers that individuals, organizations and the business community can easily organize.

We are also a CLYNK To Give Partner, which means you can donate proceeds from your returnables directly to Maine Veterans’ Homes via their website, or you can contact the Development Office for Maine Veterans’ Homes bags, which you would fill and return to your local Hannaford.

In addition, when you shop through Amazon Smile, you have an option to select Maine Veterans’ Homes to benefit from nearly every purchase you make.

Don’t forget, social media has become a popular place to raise money for a charitable cause in place of birthday, wedding or anniversary gifts. To do that, the Development Office will help set you up with a personalized, secure webpage that’s easy to share with your friends and family.

Other Ways to Help

Direct Donation
Maine Veterans’ Homes is an independent, nonprofit organization serving Maine’s veterans and families. That means that we are independent of the Veterans Administration (VA) and independent of the federal and state governments. As a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization, your gifts to Maine Veterans’ Homes may be tax-deductible. Our Homes accept donations of cash, check or credit cards at their front desks.

You can also donate online - make a secure online donation today.

Volunteer
Each of our six homes (Augusta, Bangor, Caribou, Machias, Scarborough and South Paris) has an active volunteer group that spend time in our homes throughout the year assisting with arts and crafts, visiting, reading, helping with music and events, driving residents to appointments, gardening, delivering mail, and many other rewarding activities.

Learn more about volunteering at Maine Veterans’ Homes

Write a Veteran
Put a smile on a veteran’s face by writing a letter to a veteran. Take a few minutes, sit down, and tell the veteran about your day. Our team will ensure your note gets delivered as soon as possible.

Learn more about how you can write a Veteran

Contact Us

The Development Office at Maine Veterans Homes is also happy to work with donors who are interested in making estate donations, setting up an endowment or annuity, or donating real estate. We also accept in-kind donations. To be sure your gift will find its best use at one of our Homes, please call the Development Office at 207-356-8213.

 

Download  Community Fundraising Guide