As many have read in recent newspaper articles, there are many asylum seekers in Portland who are staying at our Family Shelter and overflow spaces, in addition to receiving support from the City's Portland Community Support Fund. Many have asked how they can provide support. The City will use any monetary donations received to provide shelter/housing assistance and basic human necessities.
The City of Portland is exempt from federal tax in accordance with regulation 26 U.S.C 503(c)(25) as a political subdivision of the State of Maine. Donations may be fully or partially deductible for income tax purposes. However, the City cannot provide you with specific tax advice and you should consult your own tax advisor to determine the deductibility of potential contributions.
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TEXT THE WORD EXPO TO 91999
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City Manager's Office
Room 208 389 Congress Street Portland City Hall Portland, ME 04101
Send checks to:
City of Portland City Managers Office, Room 208 389 Congress Street Portland, ME 04101
City of Portland Social Services 196 Lancaster Street Portland, ME 04101
Please make sure any checks say "to support asylum seekers" in the memo field.
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(all PayPal donations will go to support asylum seekers.)