HOW YOU CAN HELP / DONATE NOW
YOU CAN HELP! Hundreds of children and teens in state foster care are waiting for adoption. Whether you can give a permanent home to a waiting child now or not, you CAN always help MARE make a lifetime of difference for a child. We rely on your kind donations to fund our operations to recruit an adoptive family for every waiting child.
can make a gift in any of the following ways:
Use your credit card or debit card to donate now using our secure PayPal donation form. Don't have a PayPal account? You can use your credit card or bank account (where available). Look for the link marked “Continue”.
Schedule a monthly gift
You can change a child’s future, and save time, by making a monthly donation to MARE through PayPal’s secure system. Click the dropdown menu to choose a monthly donation amount, then click the “Subscribe” button. You need to have (or create) a PayPal account so they can process your monthly donation automatically for 12 months. Thank you!
Write a check made payable to MARE and send it to: Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE): 45 Franklin Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301
Give a gift in memory or in honor of an individual
No matter how you decide to give to MARE, you can make your
gift in honor or in memory of someone special. A card will
be sent from MARE to the recipient. If you mail in your donation,
please include a note with the NAME of the person you are
recognizing, whether the gift is IN HONOR or IN MEMORY of
that person, and the NAME & COMPLETE ADDRESS of the person
who should receive the card that tells them of your donation
in their honor (or memory). We will also send you a letter
of thanks, confirming the donation, and to whom the card was
sent, for your tax records.
make the donation online, please click the "Add special instructions for this gift" button, and provide the following information
in the box - I’m making this gift “In
honor (or in memory) of the NAME of the person you are recognizing,
and “send card to NAME & COMPLETE ADDRESS”
of the person who should receive the card that tells them
of your donation in their honor.
If your company has a matching gift program, you can increase
the size of your gift to MARE! Check with your Human Resource
Department to learn more about the matching gift program available
to you. We will gladly fill out any paperwork you need. You can email the form to ruthc@MAREinc.org.
1. Become a Fan of MARE's Facebook Page, and invite your Facebook friends to become fans, too.
2. Tell everyone you know about MARE and about the need for families to consider adopting a child from foster care.
Recruit your Company’s support for MARE
Does your business:
- host “Denim Days” where employees make a $5 donation to a designated charity for permission to wear jeans one day at work?
- recognize a “charity of the month” and hold bake sales or other fundraisers for that charity?
- have space to display 1 or more Heart Gallery portraits of waiting children?
- offer a grant program for charities supported by employees?
- do other things to help their community?
Then tell your Company’s Community Relations staff about your interest in helping MARE help children who need families. Contact Ruth Crocker at MARE (617-542-3678 x113, ruthc@MAREinc.org) to discuss ways your company can help.
Use GoodShop or iSearchiGive.com to shop at your favorite online business – Amazon,
Walmart, Macy’s, Expedia and more. The stores donate
a percentage of your purchase price to MARE and it costs you
Use GoodSearch or iGive.com as your main search engine for web searches. Yahoo-based search engine GoodSearch and iGive.com give MARE a penny for every search!