a community initiative dedicated to ensuring that at least 80% of Waterville's 4th grade students read at or above proficiency level.

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! 

If you have questions about donating, please contact Erin Merrill at 207-859-1678.
 
 
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.  Each year scholarship donors will receive a report on their child's and family's progress.  Reports will maintain the confidentiality of each child, but allow donors to understand the value and tangible success and outcomes of their investment over the five-year period.

To become a donor or learn more, click here.

Annual Fund
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.
 
Matching Gifts
Man 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.
 
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 values 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
 
Wills/Bequests
A provision in your will for Educare Central Maine allows for a substantial contribution without diminishing assets during one's lifetime.  Since bequests for Educare Central Maine are deductible from the estate, significant tax savings are possible.  A gift through your estate can provide significant support to Educare Central Maine.  The gift can be made through a will or a trust, and both documents enable you to distribute assets to individuals and nonprofit organizations in the amounts or proportions you indicate.
 
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.
 
Sample Language for Gifts
I hereby give, devise and bequeath to Educare Central Maine, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Maine, and with a current headquarters address of 56 Drummond Avenue, Waterville, Maine, 04901, tax identification number 26-4176872, the sum of $____ or ____% of my estate or ___% if the residue of my estate.