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"I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back." ~ Maya Angelou

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    Your tax-deductible donation of cash, in-kind items or services can improve the life of a client in one of our many programs or allow us to operate more cost-effectively in our administrative offices. We welcome your gifts, but please contact us at 207-373-1140 prior to making any gift of items or service so we may ensure your contribution is used most effectively.

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    Why Volunteer? Besides the fact that more and more Americans are being drawn to community service in response to our President’s call to action, people inherently unite in times of real need―especially when we share a common struggle. The financial crisis has hit our country hard, resulting in a disastrous housing market, thousands of lost jobs and the closing of many businesses.

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    At Volunteers of America, we are committed to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Our ministry of service has touched the mind, body, heart and ultimately the spirit of those we serve. We hope you will share our passion for our mission and success in meeting the goals of Volunteers of America.

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  • 2,000,000

    people in the U.S. receive the services of Volunteers of America

  • 8000

    people in Maine receive services from Volunteers of America every year

  • 24%

    of Maine's children are food insecure

  • 3000

    people in Maine are homeless on any given day

  • 88%

    of your donations go directly to support services for people and families in need

  • 17.7%

    of Maine's population is over 65