New Beginnings relies on the generosity of the community to meet its mission, and we welcome donations year-round.  Many of our programs provide meals, hygiene items, clothing, linens, and basic household supplies for the young people we serve.

Please note we do not generally accept other used clothing or linens due to space and cleaning limitations.  The Outreach program may accept specific used items at certain times of year – call 795-6831 to inquire about donating used clothing or linens.

If you have other questions or to discuss a donation not listed below, contact Development Director Rachel Spencer-Reed at 207-795-4077.

Printable PDF of the complete Current Wish List here.

Current Wish List Highlights:

Spring/Summer 2017

Men’s Clothing – T-shirts (L & XL), shorts, & pants

Bikes – New or gently used adult-size men’s and women’s bicycles & new bike helmets

New Electric sandwich maker, Foosball table, USB Audio Interface, and regular Milk donations for our Outreach Drop-In Center

Art Supplies – good-quality sketch and watercolor pads, adult coloring books, 9×12 canvases, lined journals/spiral bound notebooks

Shaving Cream & Razors, Nail clippers

Single or double infant strollers in excellent condition

New Steel Toe Boots/work boots, sneakers, and flip flops (esp. mens’ size 10+, women 6-10)

Cleaning & Paper goods (13 gal. trash cans & liners, mops & buckets, brooms, small drink cups, etc.)

New Backpacks and string bags

Soccer and Basketballs

Free-standing Podium 

Sturdy metal shelving (new or used – type for garage or basement storage)

Gift Cards to local shoe stores, Walmart, Home Depot, grocery stores, and movie passes


**Note: We do NOT currently need any travel-size dental care supplies thanks to some generous recent donors!

Thank you for supporting New Beginnings!