BATH – Midcoast Youth Center announced a “25to50” fundraising campaign thanks to an anonymous donor who will match up to $25,000 in donations that come in between now and Dec. 31.
Money raised ensures that kids have a safe place to go after school, supports students and young people faced with homelessness, and supplies every Regional School Unit 1 student with a new backpack and school supplies through the annual Set for Success event, among many other youth-focused initiatives.
A donation in any amount will have a positive impact on Midcoast youth. $30 provides one child with school supplies and a new backpack. $55 provides personal safety gear for a child to use while riding their skateboard, scooter, or bike at Midcoast Youth Center’s skate park. $90 provides after school materials and supplies for art and hands-on STEM learning projects
A gift of $225 provides holiday presents for a local youth in need, including new clothing and sneakers, personal care items, and something fun from their wish list.
$400 provides emergency assistance for homeless youth and access to basic needs, such as clothing, food, prepaid phone cards, and a strong safety net of caring adults.
Between now and the end of the year, donations are effectively doubled, increasing the number of young people Midcoast Youth Center can help.
Help turn $25,000 into $50,000 by texting MYCMATTERS to 41444, mailing a check to Midcoast Youth Center, 4 Old Brunswick Road, Bath, Maine 04530, or visiting midcoastyouth.org.
Midcoast Youth Center, located at the former Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skate Park on Old Brunswick Road, provides programs and services designed to improve the lives of youth and prevent youth suicide in Sagadahoc County, Brunswick, and Harpswell.
In addition to providing a safe and fun place for young people to hang out, staffed by caring adults, Midcoast Youth Center offers free food, clothing, and toiletries, and connects teens to vaping cessation, mental health services, and substance use treatment.
Enrichment learning experiences for Bath Middle School students include after school and summer programs that support the whole child with academic success strategies and social-emotional wellness.
Through the Merrymeeting Homeless Youth Project, MYC provides critical outreach services to children and youth up to age 24 to increase school attendance and stabilize community life. Youth receive assistance with access to healthcare, food, clothing, shelter, and in navigating complex systems to obtain health insurance, stable housing, college enrollment, and employment.
For more information, visit midcoastyouth.org.