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Putting your faith into action

There are many ways to carry our mission to your community! Whatever your age, interests, schedule, financial situation and level of commitment we have an opportunity for you to make a difference here in Maine! 



Enrich your own quality of life while improving someone else’s.
Volunteer Opportunities



Whether through in-kind or monetary donations, there are many ways to help our 20+ programs statewide:

Monetary Donations

Make a gift now online

By Mail
Mail a check or money order to:

Catholic Charities
Development Office
PO Box 10660
Portland, ME 04104-6060

Workplace Giving
Does your workplace offer a non-profit giving program? Can you request a donation to Catholic Charities be made by payroll deduction? Do you contribute to United Way? If so, please consider making Catholic Charities your designee. Contact your employer for information about giving to Catholic Charities Maine through payroll deduction.

Planned Giving
Ensure the legacy of Catholic Charities Maine with a planned gift. Contact the Development Office for more information and to request a copy of our Planning Giving informational brochure.

In-Kind Donations

Check out our Program’s WishLists to see how you can help a variety of programs or contact the Development Office if you have items you are interested in donating.

CARS Program
Did you know you can donate an old car, boat, trailer, snowmobile and more — drivable or not — from anywhere in the world to Catholic Charities Maine?

By donating through our CARS Program, Catholic Charities will receive proceeds from your vehicle donation, and we make it easy!

  • It’s a 100% tax deductible donation
  • Avoid the hassle of selling a car or making costly repairs
  • Free up that space in your garage
  • Know your donation is making a difference for those we serve!

Threads of Hope
Thrift Stores         
Upcycle your old things and do the right thing for our community and our planet! Our four Threads of Hope Thrift Store locations welcome donations of gently used clothing and linens such as sheets, comforters, blankets, pillow cases, bed spreads, and towels. We also accept household items such as knickknacks, books, artwork, and furniture that are in good condition.Please no: electronics, computer equipment, TVs, cribs, mattresses or box springs.

Yes, we will pick up! If you have large items to donate such as furniture, please call the store nearest you to schedule a pick-up.



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Shop at any one of our four Threads of Hope Thrift Stores where we turn bargains into better lives!

We sell donated home furnishings, household goods, clothing, toys, books, and other items at affordable prices. Your generous purchases and donations fund our programs, which serve more than 55,000 people in need across Maine.

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If you shop online at Amazon, please consider shopping through AmazonSmile – it’s the same site, same products but when you shop AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Catholic Charities Maine! And there’s no limit as to how much we can earn!!!
Please bookmark this link: and support us every time you shop!



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