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Ways To Give

You think hard about how you donate your money.
We take pride in how we invest it in the community.

You Can Support Us In Many Ways
    You Can Donate Online
    You Can Donate by Mail
    You Can Establish a Bequest or Planned Gift
    You Can Make Us the Recipient of a Cy Pres Awards
    You Can Underwrite a Program or Project
    You Can Donate to the Campaign for Justice

You Can Donate Online
By making a donation online today, you will help Pine Tree address both the immediate needs of vulnerable families and be catalyst for system changes that increase justice and equality in Maine. Donating online is easy and secure!

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You Can Donate by Mail
Your donation will put legal services within the each of thousands of poor people in Maine who need help enforcing their basic legal rights. Without help, many of them will go without adequate housing, food, educational services, or be at risk from domestic violence

You can send a donation by mail to Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc., Attention Helen Meyer, P.O. Box 547, Portland, ME 04112.

You Can Establish a Bequest or Planned Gift
Make justice your legacy by leaving a bequest in your estate plan to Pine Tree Legal Assistance.
 
Your bequest will ensure that we remain the front line resource for families and individuals confronting domestic violence, migrant worker abuses, the loss of housing or other basic necessities, and other wrongs.

Here is sample bequest language you can use in your will:

“I hereby bequeath to Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc., a nonprofit organization located at 88 Federal Street, Portland, ME 04101, the sum of $____ (or ____ % of my residuary estate) for the unrestricted purposes of the organization.

Here is more information you might want to include:
   • Our legal name is "Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc."
   • Our administrative address is 88 Federal Street, Portland, ME 04101.
   • Our tax ID number is 01-02 79387.
   • We were incorporated on June 14, 1966.
 
Please let us know if you are establishing a Bequest or Planned Gift for Pine Tree Legal Assistance so we can recognize you in the Seward “Pat” Brewster Legacy Society.

You Can Make Us the Recipient of a Cy Pres Awards
Please keep Pine Tree Legal Assistance in mind when directing a Cy Pres or court settlement award. Cy Pres awards allow unclaimed settlement funds from class-action suits to be distributed to organizations that are most likely to benefit or pursue the interests of the class. Court settlement awards come about when parties in a case agree that as part of the settlement one party will make a specified dollar contribution to a specific charity and the court approves the settlement.

Pine Tree Legal Assistance welcomes Cy Pres, as well as court settlement awards. Awards can be unrestricted, for general support or be designated to support legal assistance for a particular population or a specific area of law within Pine Tree Legal Assistance's scope.

You Can Underwrite a Program or Project
What’s your passion? Children? Veterans? The Law?
Your gift can reflect your greatest passion when you underwrite a program at Pine Tree Legal Assistance. You can designate your gift to support legal assistance for a particular population or a specific area of law within Pine Tree Legal Assistance's scope. Whether it’s KIDS LEGAL, the Native American Unit or one of our nationally renowned websites, your investment will make a difference in improving the lives of disadvantaged Mainers. Contact us to make arrangements today.
 
You Can Donate to the Campaign for Justice
Maine Attorneys are encouraged to support Pine Tree Legal Assistance through the Campaign for Justice, a joint campaign that supports Maine's six legal aid providers.

We Are Here For You
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about making a gift to Pine Tree Legal Assistance. Please do not hesitate to call or email us at any time.
      Nan Heald, Executive Director
      (207) 774-4753 Ext. 1213
      nheald@ptla.org

      Helen Meyer, Development Associate
      (207) 774-4753 Ext. 1212
      hmeyer@ptla.org