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We are grateful for the gifts we receive each year that support our mission to improve the quality of life for older adults, adults with disabilities, and the people who care for them. No matter the amount, every gift makes a difference for older adults in Cumberland and York counties.

For nearly 50 years, the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA) has been fostering connections that make it possible for older adults and their caregivers to live to their fullest potential.

Since the start of the pandemic, the need for many of SMAA’s services has increased dramatically. Last year, we served more clients than any previous year; nearly 4,000 more clients than we had served only two years before. Our Meals on Wheels program has 30% more clients than it did two years ago.

Our friendly volunteers and dedicated staff work tirelessly to meet the needs of older adults in our communities by providing services such as Meals on Wheels, Medicare counseling, Adult Day Center programming, and evidence-based falls prevention and wellness programs. Our Resource Specialists connect those in need with information and support about housing and fuel assistance, and our Phone Pal volunteers offer the social connection we miss during the long Maine winters.

The impact of social isolation, the threat of senior hunger, and the need for wellness activities continue to fuel the demand for SMAA’s services. Your support will go directly towards helping older and disabled adults stay safe and healthy at home, and remain connected to essential services, resources, and support.

Thank you for considering a donation to SMAA today!

Ways to Give

We accept Visa and MasterCard. You may make a gift via our secure website or call our Development Office at 207-396-6590 for assistance in making a gift by credit card.

If you prefer, you may send a check. Simply complete our donation form (PDF) and mail to:

Southern Maine Agency on Aging
Development Office
30 Barra Road,
Biddeford, ME 04005

You can choose to direct your gift to a specific SMAA program or make an unrestricted gift that will be applied to the Agency's highest priority need or program. All donations to SMAA are tax deductible.

Additional Ways to Give

Choose an option from the list below to learn more:

Some of our donors are GEMs or Giving Every Month. They opt to spread their annual donation out over 12 months through an automatic transfer from their bank or via their credit card. It’s a simple and paperless way to donate. If you’re interested in becoming a GEM, choose "Monthly" or "Quarterly" on the online donation form
Gifts made in memory of a loved one are a special honor for SMAA. We will send an acknowledgment of your gift to the family of the person whose life or occasion you memorialized, or to the person you honored. Donate online or send a check along with our donation form (PDF).
Stock Transfer Instructions (PDF)

In order to ensure your gift is credited to you, please call the Development Office at SMAA, 207-396-6590 with the:
• Name of the stock(s) to be transfered
• Number of shares
• Donor's name(s) 

Without this information, we might not be able to connect you with your donation.
A donor advised fund is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes. If you have a fund set up please contact your Fund Manager to receive the form which directs contributions to charitable interests of your choice. For questions please contact the Development Office at SMAA, 207-396-6590.

Since our inception, SMAA has been blessed with loyal donors who have chosen to honor our agency by making a gift in the form of an annuity or a trust arrangement or by providing for SMAA in their will or estate plan. This includes donors who name us as a beneficiary of a retirement account or insurance policy.

We encourage donors who have made a provision for SMAA in their estate plans to share with us their intentions. Providing this information makes it possible for our staff to discuss with donors how they would like their eventual gift to be directed, to maximize the impact of the gift for the Agency.

Learn more about joining the Better Day Society.

Please contact the Development Office at SMAA, 207-396-6590 if you would like information on donating property such as real estate, a vehicle or boat.

Many corporations offer matching gift programs for their employees and also retirees. Most programs match dollar for dollar but there are some companies that match 2:1 and even 3:1. Contact your human resources office for a matching gift form and return the completed form to:

Southern Maine Agency on Aging
Development Office
30 Barra Rd.
Biddeford, ME 04005

We are fortunate to have the support of many businesses in southern Maine.  If you’re connected to a business who would like to know more about how your company can support the work we do, please contact the Development Office at SMAA, 207-396-6590.