Support Our Work
There are many ways to give.
Please note that, in general, we do not accept used clothing or linens due to space and cleaning limitations. The Outreach program may accept certain items at certain times of year; please call 795-6831 with questions about used clothing or linens.
***Please note that under social distancing, MAILED donations are preferred. We are accepting no-touch donation drop offs of items from our wish list only on weekdays at 134 College Street in Lewiston. Please ring the intercom at the main side entrance and leave items outside the door under the overhang with a note with your contact information so we can send a thank-you letter.***
Items of immediate need are in bold.
- Adult size New Underwear – all sizes and styles for all genders
- D Batteries
- Sleeping Bags
- Non-Perishable/ Canned foods
- Cleaning & Paper goods:
- Paper towels, toilet paper, disinfecting wipes/sprays, paper plates/bowls, disposable silverware, trash cans & liners, brooms etc.
- Disposables to help us with emergency to-go meal service/food distribution: Bottled Water, paper lunch bags, new/unused to-go food containers, paper coffee cups with lids
- Hygiene Supplies: deodorant, liquid soap, toothpaste, etc.
- Gift Cards: $5 McDonald’s gift cards, $5 Dunkin Donuts gift cards. Any denomination of gift cards to local shoe stores, Walmart, Home Depot, grocery stores
- Bug Spray
- Rain gear for camping
- Blankets for outdoor use
- Drink Mixes
Outreach Program & Youth Drop-In Center
- Industrial Strength Food slicer
- Multi-port phone charger
- Emergency Supply Kits:
- Backpack with thermal(foil) blanket, snacks, warm blanket, basic hygiene kit, $5 McDonald’s gift cards and/or $5 Dunkin gift cards.
Transitional Living Program
- Supplies for youth apartments: Floor fans, Silverware, dishes, pots and pans, etc.
Donate by shopping online
Goodshop + Goodsearch
You can also donate by using GoodSearch as your search engine! Sign up at www.GoodSearch.com and select New Beginnings as your charity of choice. They’ll give money to New Beginnings every time you search the web.
Development & Marketing Coordinator
(207) 795-4077 ext. 209
Director of Development & Community Relations
(207) 795-4077 ext. 204