COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING

GIVING BACK TO THOSE WHO SERVED

Support Maine Veterans’ Homes

Maine Veterans’ Homes, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to serving Maine’s Veterans and their families, offers care that’s unrivaled. The MVH mission statement, “caring for those who served,” drives us to provide exceptional care and comfort to approximately 600 Veterans daily, their spouses and Gold Star parents in our six Homes across Maine. We believe it is a privilege and our responsibility to provide care and support for those who honorably served our country.

Improving the Lives of Maine Veterans

 

Maine Veterans’ Homes relies on the generosity of individuals and organizations to help us provide activities and programs that support not only the health of our residents, but to cultivate their enjoyment. Our residents love to be active and engaged. The certified activities staff eagerly plans programs residents liked to take part in before becoming part of the MVH family, while introducing them to newfound hobbies and passions. From painting and art to musical events, games and meals out, to religious services and community social events, we provide a rich variety of activities for our residents.

That is why unless designated otherwise, we have selected our Resident Activities Funds to be the recipient of all community fundraisers. If you prefer that your donation benefit a specific area of the Home, a special project or particular event, please let us know in your fundraising application.

★ Maine Veterans’ Homes cared for more than 1,500 people last year ★

Veterans comprised more than 85 percent of all those we served last year.

Steps to Holding a Successful Fundraiser

  • Register your intent to hold a fundraiser for Maine Veterans’ Homes by filling out an Authorized Fundraising Event Form.
  • Determine the amount of help you will need for your event and, if necessary, form a planning committee to help answer the Who, What, When, Where and Why of the event to execute planning details. What is your fundraising goal? Where should this event be held? Do you need to secure special permits to hold this event? Etc.
  • Look for sponsorships from businesses and other organizations for all aspects of your fundraiser so that all proceeds will go directly to Maine Veterans’ Homes. Our Development Office can provide you with a letter in support of the event that can be distributed to potential sponsors.
  • Promote and publicize the event. Maine Veterans’ Homes can assist with creating promotional materials and promoting the event on our social media platforms. We can also assist with distributing information to local media.
  • Don’t forget to thank individuals and groups who helped you with your fundraiser. Keep a record of names and addresses of those who donated time, money or items to make your event successful. The Development Office will provide you with forms so your supporters can be thanked from us, and provide receipts for tax purposes.