Ways To Give

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Give to Educare Central Maine

Thank you for investing in the health and success of children and families. Your donation to Educare Central Maine is tax deductible and your contribution will help children and families thrive!

Friends of Educare Central Maine

Gifts to Educare’s annual fund help to ensure that day to day operations occur without disruption.  These donations help children attending ECM get nutritious meals, dental and eye exams, and ensure that every child arrives at kindergarten with a healthy mind and body and is ready to learn.  To become a friend, click here.

One Child Scholarship Fund

The One Child Scholarship Fund provides children living in poverty the opportunity to arrive at public school with the skills, learning attitudes, and behaviors that lead to K-12 success. Brain research reveals that uninterrupted high-quality learning experiences are critical to healthy brain development, particularly for children who live in poverty and high-stress environments. The One Child Scholarship Fund will connect one or more donors’ charitable investment to a high-risk infant attending Educare Central Maine. The scholarship will support his/her educational progress until successful entry into kindergarten.  To become a donor or learn more, click here.

Gift of Stock

Outright gifts of appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares) to Educare Central Maine are tax deductible at full fair-market value. To avoid capital gains taxes, you must donate the actual securities, not the proceeds, to their sale. Gifts of publicly traded securities (including bonds) and some restricted stocks are valued at the stock’s average of the high and low price on the day the stock is credited to the Educare Central Maine account.

To take advantage of this tax-wise way to support Educare Central Maine, please contact your broker with the following information:
DTC Eligible Securities (Stock)
Participant ID (DTC#): 0075
LPL Financial
FBO: Educare Central Maine
1974 2400

Planned Giving

Planned giving or legacy giving, is a way to support Educare Central Maine through gifts made during your lifetime or at death as part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning.  Planned giving can be cash gifts, appreciated securities, life insurance, retirement accounts, and wills/bequests.   To learn about how you can be a part of Educare’s Legacy Society, please click here.

Matching Gifts

Many companies will match an employee’s donation to a non-profit, such as Educare Central Maine, allowing that gift to have twice the impact.  Please contact your employer to see if they participate in this type of giving program.

Be a Sponsor

Our business partners play an important role in supporting our mission, children and families.  To learn more about how your company can sponsor Educare Central Maine, please contact Erin Merrill.

Tax ID

Educare Central Maine’s Tax Identification numbers is 26-4176872
Educare Central Maine is tax exempt under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.