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 Danielle Conti, Director of Development (617) 964-6273 ext. 114.

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 continually seek trained professional photographers and videographers for the Heart Gallery child recruitment portraits, event photography and Video Snapshots of waiting children.  For information about volunteer Photography and Videography opportunities, please complete this Volunteer Photographer and Videographer Application.  For additional questions contact Ana Eira at (617) 964-6273 ext. 119.


We are always seeking experienced adoptive families to volunteer their time to further our mission of education and advocacy around adoption from foster care.  For information about volunteering as an experienced adoptive family, please complete this Experienced Family Volunteer Application. For additional questions contact Ricardo L. Franco at (617) 964-6273 ext. 111.