Support Our Work

There are many ways to give.

New Beginnings relies on the generosity of the community to meet its mission. You can make a tax-deductible donation online at any time of the year by clicking here, or by sending a check to New Beginnings at 134 College Street, Lewiston, ME 04240.
We also welcome in-kind donations of needed items year-round. Many of our programs provide meals, hygiene items, clothing, linens, and basic household supplies for the young people we serve.  Please contact us if your group would like to sponsor a donation drive: 207-795-4077.



***Please note that under ongoing social distancing, MAILED donations are preferred. We are accepting donation drop offs of items from our wish list on weekdays at 134 College Street in Lewiston. Please ring the intercom at the main side entrance and someone will be out to help you.***

Items of immediate need are in bold.


  • Towels
  • Adult size New Underwear – all sizes and styles for all genders
  • Bicycles
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Tents
  • Flashlights/headlamps
  • Non-Perishable/ Canned foods
  • Baby Diapers (All sizes except size 2)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Drink Mixes
  • Culturally conscious hair and skin products


  • Microwave
  • 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.
  • instruments/amps/keyboards


  • Supplies for youth apartments: Floor fans, Silverware, dishes, pots and pans, etc.

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.

Donate by shopping online

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Do you buy from Amazon?  Then it is super easy to support New Beginnings! Bookmark this link and use it every time you shop at Amazon. They’ll donate 0.5% of the purchase price to New Beginnings.

You can also shop our Amazon Wish List and have items sent right to us!

Goodshop + Goodsearch

Sign up for an account and shop at hundreds of online stores through Select New Beginnings as your charity of choice, and they will donate a percentage of the sale to New Beginnings. It’s easy and free! You can also donate by using GoodSearch as your search engine! Sign up at and select New Beginnings as your charity of choice. They’ll give money to New Beginnings every time you search the web.

Development Staff

Nicole Pollock

Nicole Pollock

Development & Marketing Coordinator
(207) 795-4077 ext. 209

Rachel Spencer-Reed

Rachel Spencer-Reed

Director of Development and Community Relations
(207) 795-4077 ext. 204