How you can help

Give the gift of family. Donate to MARE.

  • Give by mail, checks made out to MARE can be sent to 19 Needham Street, Suite 206, Newton, MA 02461

Participate in Jordan's Furniture Walk/Run for Adoption benefiting MARE

  • Gather friends and family to create a team for the annual Walk/Run for Adoption, serving to raise awareness about adoption from foster care and support MARE's work

  • Sponsorship opportunities available

Workplace Giving

Check with your Human Resources Department to see if they offer the following to increase your donation:

  • Matching gifts
  • Workplace giving campaigns
  • Public employee giving campaigns, including Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employee Charitable Campaign (COMECC), and City of Boston Employee Charitable Campaign (COBECC)

Memorial or Honorary Gifts

Make a donation in honor or in memory of a loved one. If making the donation online, add the acknowledgement information and we’ll send a card letting the family know of your thoughtful tribute gift.

Planned Giving

Include MARE in your estate planning to help children long into the future. You can also name MARE as a beneficiary of your IRA or other qualified retirement benefits, or give stocks and appreciated assets – consult your tax advisor about the tax benefits of such gifts. 


For more information about giving, contact Megan Dolan, Director of Development (617) 964-6273 ext. 111.

MARE  is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


We welcome volunteers interested in offering their time and talents. We rely on volunteers for assistance with adoption events (nights and weekends), office work, outreach, and advocacy.  We continually seek amateur and professional photographers and videographers for the Heart Gallery child recruitment portraits, event photography and Video Snapshots of waiting children.


For information about general volunteering opportunities, please complete this General Volunteer Application. For additional questions contact Bridget Chiaruttini at (617) 964-6273 ext. 112. 


For information about Heart Gallery Photography and Videography opportunities, please complete this Volunteer Photographer and Videographer Application. For additional questions contact Olivia Daprile at (617) 964-6273 ext. 119.


For information about volunteering as an experienced adoptive family, please complete this Experienced Family Volunteer Application. For additional questions contact Diane Tomaz at (617) 964-6273 ext. 114.



Are you interested in joining an organization where you can make a difference in children's lives? MARE could be the perfect place for you to pursue your career. Visit our Careers page to view our current openings.