Shalom House welcomes financial contributions from individuals and organizations who wish to support our mission of providing Home, Health, and Hope to those living with severe and persistent mental illness. Contributions can be designated to our various programs such as the Art Program, Peer Support, Annual Fund – or made without a particular designation.

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Annual Appeal

By contributing to the Shalom House Annual Appeal you play a major role in providing those who are suffering with the tools and opportunities to enhance their lives and regain their independence. Donate Now to our Annual Appeal Your gift will help provide Home, Health, and HOPE!

Art Cards

Give your correspondence some style with these wonderful note card sets. Cards feature selected works from various Shalom House artists. They also make great gifts. Purchase Art Cards All proceeds benefit the Art Program.

Events Donate Now No trainings or workshops scheduled at this time. Please check back often for updates.

Other Ways to Give

Amazon Smile

Shalom House will receive a portion of the purchase price* when you shop at from the Amazon Smile Foundation, at no cost to you. It’s a simple and automatic way for you to support Shalom House every time you shop. You must go through the portal each time you make a purchase. (*0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.)

United Way of Greater Portland Campaign

Did you know that you can designate to which charity(s) you would like your United Way dollars to go? It’s easy. Just enter your preference(s) on your UW donation form. We hope you will list Shalom House.

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Gift and Estate Planning

Explore the many ways you can help meet your financial goals and maximize your philanthropic giving through gift planning. Contact our Development Office today about any questions you have or to learn more about how gift and estate planning can benefit you and Shalom House. Your inquiry is always confidential.

Give Through Your Employer

  1. Workplace giving makes supporting Shalom House easy for you. Many employers can set up payroll deduction and your gift is automatically deducted from your account. Shalom House participates in several workplace charity campaigns including the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC #0571) and several corporate campaigns.
  2. Matching gifts are easy since many employers will match your donation to Shalom House— meaning that your gift has double the impact on our efforts to keep vital habitats and unique species from being lost forever.

Gift of Stock

Donating securities is easy! When you give appreciated securities, you may receive an immediate tax deduction and savings on capital gains taxes. Your gift of stock or mutual funds can also be used to fund a charitable gift annuity. You can make a gift of appreciated securities to Shalom House while diversifying your portfolio and/or securing a stream of income.

For direct information about gifts of stock, please call (207) 874-1087 x102 or email us today.


In-Kind Donations

How to Donate Goods

Because of our limited storage space, we cannot accept everything. We ask that you call the Development Office in advance to ensure that we have the capacity to receive your donation. Please note that you will be asked to make arrangements for large donations through our Property Management Department.

Accepted Items

  • Household Items: New or gently used pots and pans, utensils, plates and dishes, dish racks/drainers
  • Toiletries: New/unopened shampoo, soap, body wash, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes etc., sunscreen, q-tips, first aid supplies, etc.  
  • Furniture: New or gently used Bed frames, end and coffee tables, chairs, couches, dining room sets and kitchen tables. (Please no items with tears, holes, or stains)
  • Essentials:  New Only: Men’s boxers, women’s underwear and bras, socks, winter hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, duffle bags, backpacks, towels
  • New Home Supplies: New Only: mops, brooms, towels, linens, basic cleaning supplies, sponges, paper towels, garbage bags

Restricted Items

We appreciate your support! Unfortunately, Shalom House cannot accept donations of clothing, used mattresses, large appliances and televisions. We also cannot accept any items that are broken, missing pieces or in poor condition. Federal & Health regulations prevent Shalom House from accepting the following: batteries, drugs, mattresses, refrigerators, freezers, washers, or dryers. We also cannot accept industrial cleaners, chemicals, tires or weapons.

Amazon Charity Lists

Basic Needs List

Our Basic Needs Fund provides our clients with financial assistance and in-kind gifts in order to get them through crisis situations. Though Amazon we have created a Basic Needs list that can be accessed by the link below.  These are items our clients and residents always need and we are hoping that you will help grow our supply! 

Basic Needs Charity List

Art Program Needs List

With 4 classes a week and over 15 students attending each class we constantly run low on supplies.  If you would like to help use the link the below to access our Art Program Charity list.  

Art Program Charity List