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September 21, 2023 2023 Giving Guide

Catholic Charities Maine

2024 Goals

As one of the largest and most diverse statewide private human service agencies in Maine, we provide leadership programs and services to:

  • reduce poverty
  • support families
  • advocate for justice in social structures

Our goal is to serve those in need, of all faiths, with special emphasis on Maine’s most vulnerable populations — the poor, elderly and children.

We continue to analyze trends to pursue mission-related opportunities for existing service areas, identify target areas and track emerging social needs, including, but not limited to:

  • providing behavioral and mental health services for adults and children
  • sustaining strong services in substance use disorder treatment and recovery
  • strengthening and growing services for Maine’s aging population
  • welcoming and supporting New Mainers in integrating into local communities
  • creating program models for emergency assistance services
  • addressing hunger/food security issues

We seek to grow our donor base by cultivating relationships with both businesses and individuals and demonstrate that we are trustworthy of their support through transparency and effective stewardship of their funds.

Fundraising events/Opportunities

In Southern Maine, Catholic Charities Maine’s (CCM) annual Put Children First Golf Classic is held every September in the Portland area to support child care scholarships for low-income families at our two child development centers in Portland and Biddeford. We welcome sponsors at various monetary levels, through volunteering at the event, and enrolling teams!

In Northern Maine, our Feed The County initiative brings together businesses and community to increase awareness of hunger. Fundraising includes a telethon, a Feed the County 150 Family Fun Day and Auto Race and other local outreach. Money raised supports CCM’s Hunger & Relief Services, which operates two food banks, grows and gleans fresh local vegetables through our Farm for ME initiative, and supplies 28-plus food pantries in Northern Maine, serving more than 33,000 people annually.

For more information, please contact our Development Office at or (207) 523-1188.

Giving Opportunities

Catholic Charities Maine Community Partners are businesses that make just one yearly donation that will in turn help thousands of Mainers in need. CCM Corporate Community Partners receive yearlong benefits and exposure as our way of saying “thanks.” For more information, please contact our Development Office at or (207) 523-1188.

Threads of Hope Thrift Stores in Caribou, Sanford, Monticello and Presque Isle welcome clothing, furniture and houseware donations. We will provide a Drop Box to your company site for collection purposes on a temporary or ongoing basis.

As a United Way agency, we appreciate your consideration at pledge time and the support of businesses that encourage employee participation by matching funds.

Donate a vehicle! Even if no longer road-worthy, vehicles can serve a higher purpose helping fund CCM services statewide. Call (855) 460-4483 or visit Vehicles are towed at no cost and donors receive a tax credit. Trucks, boats, motorcycles, trailers, and more are also accepted.

Volunteer Opportunities

With more than 20 programs serving people across the state of Maine, we have plenty of opportunities for volunteers to lend a hand, and the need is always great. Whether it’s checking on an older neighbor, reading to children in one of our childcare centers, helping with transportation, mentoring a New Mainer, sorting donations at our Thrift Stores, or supporting staff at our offices statewide, volunteers make our mission possible. Last year, 477 volunteers dedicated their time to our mission. To find the volunteer opportunity that’s right for you, visit