Support our Work

How can I help?

Every gift plays an essential part in helping Woodfords advance our mission to serve children, youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We know that we could not provide the highest quality programs and services without the engagement of area businesses, BNI networking friends, community members, consumer families and local organizations. There are so many ways you can support our work:

Financial Donations

Donations can be made online on the form on this page. Donations can also be made by check, payable to Woodfords Family Services and mailed to Woodfords Family Services, Development Office, 15 Saunders Way, Ste. 900, Westbrook, ME, 04092. Please, let us know if your donation is for a specific program or fund.

Gifts in Kind

Donations of gift cards for restaurants, cafes, retail stores and gas stations are always appreciated. Passes for sporting events, cultural organizations, special events, and attractions help consumers and families get out into the community. Additionally, from time to time the agency posts Amazon Wish Lists which we promote on Facebook. Unfortunately, although we appreciate your generosity Woodfords is unable to accept unsolicited donations of books, clothes, household goods, or furniture.

Third Party Fundraisers

Host an event yourself and donate the proceeds to Woodfords. A Facebook birthday party fundraiser, a house party or yard sale. Fill a CLYNK bag for the Family Emergency Fund. To discuss your event or request CLYNK bags, please contact Cathy McGuckin, Development Manager.

Social Media—Facebook & LinkedIn

Follow us on Facebook and share our posts with your friends. Woodfords can accept donations through Facebook and occasionally hosts Facebook fundraisers.

Planned Giving

Charitable gifts of current or estate assets, including stock, insurance, beneficiary or other bequests are accepted. For more information, please contact Cathy McGuckin, Development Manager, to arrange a donation.

Woodfords Family Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the support of people with special needs and their families in Maine communities. Donations

Signature Events

Auction Gala

Typically held in September in South Portland, Woodfords’ Auction Gala welcomes more than 300 attendees and features both silent and live auctions, cocktails, and dinner.

Family Fun Day

Typically held in July at the Maine Wildlife Park, Family Fun Day offers a chance for more than 600 consumer and employee families to connect, share a picnic lunch and enjoy the park.

Cornhole Classic

Maine’s unofficial state game, Woodfords Cornhole Classic is held annually at the Gorham Sports Center.

Signature Funds

Consider making a donation to the Family Emergency Fund, managed by our case management team. The fund assists consumers and families to deal with urgent unexpected needs. Uses of this fund have included but are not limited to: covering the costs of prescriptions, personal safety equipment, heating fuel, car repairs, shoes, winter clothing and more.  To support this fund DONATE HERE.


Community inclusion is the heart of our mission. Consider making a donation to the Community Fund, which helps break down the barriers for consumers to participate in community activities. The fund provides passes, tickets, restaurant, and hair cut gift cards, and more as well as assisting with transportation needs. To support this fund DONATE HERE.

Become a Corporate Sponsor

Consider sponsoring one of our signatures events or signature funds as an individual or business. Event and fund sponsors receive a variety of benefits based on their level of sponsorship. Contact Cathy McGuckin, Development Manager, to learn more about becoming a sponsor.