The Damariscotta Montessori School is a 503(c) non-profit
and all donations are tax deductible. As a small non-profit school, we not
only appreciate, but depend upon the generous donations of parents, alumni,
friends and sponsors. There are many ways you can contribute to the
Damariscotta Montessori School to help our children build a foundation for life.
If you'd like to make a donation to the school, you may
click on the button in the sidebar of any of our webpages. We
will send you a receipt of your donation for tax purposes.
DMS Annual Fund:
This yearly fundraising drive is the backbone of our
fundraising efforts. Our goal each year is 100% parent participation,
asking parents to only give within their means. This effort is directed
not only to current DMS families, but also alumni, grandparents, and special
friends of the school.
DMS Spring Auction:
Each year, the DMS community comes together for a night of
great food, terrific company, and fast bidding at our Annual Spring Auction.
We ask parents to offer donated items or services to this event. We have
so many wonderfully talented parents who offer artwork, carpentry services and
items, vacation cabins, one of a kind experiences, as well as many wonderful
tangible goods and gift certificates. This event is a highlight of the
school year, not only for community building and socializing, but helps put the
"fun" in fundraising!
2013 SPRING AUCTION SNEAK PEEK:
Here is a sneak peek of just some of the items
in our 2013 Spring Auction:
Kindle Fire HD
DMS Classroom Masterpieces
Beautiful Artwork - Paintings and Photography
Two nights away at beautiful The Thistle Inn
Kids Day at the Beach with DMS Staff Members (free
5 lbs of Fiddleheads
10 Person Lobster Bake form Weeks End Loster Bakes
Incredible hand-crafted jewelry
Full page color advertising for your business in
Private Tour of Front Street Shipyard
Memberships to DRA, CLC YMCA and more!
Hardy Boat Cruises
Consultation with Professional Organizer
Consultation with Professional Horticulturist
Free Labor for Pruning Trees and Chain Saw work
Gift Certificates to Five Island Lobster
....AND MUCH MORE!
Do you like to shop online? What if a percentage of each purchase you
made online went to your favorite school?! All you need to do is set up an
account at www.onecause.com and choose DMS
as your "cause". Then every time you want to shop online, you visit the
OneCause website and click through their links to the store of your choice.
Choose from hundreds of popular online shopping locations! Every quarter
the school will receive a rebate check from all the contributions made.
Every percentage point adds up and contributions go directly to the school.
The School has a returnable bottle bin located just
outside the "Puffin's Nest", adjacent to the handicapped parking in the parking
lot. Just dropped off your bagged returnables and we will have them picked
up twice a month. All money goes directly to the materials budget in each
Each fall, Hannaford Supermarkets runs a program "earn for
your schools" and for every 4 specially marked items you purchase at checkout,
you can each $3.00 for a local school. You can turn in these dollar
coupons to the school directly, or place them in the DMS slot at the coupon
kiosk as you leave the store. Last year we earned over $700 in Hannaford
Young'uns and Consigning Women:
The school has accounts at both of these wonderful
consignment shops on Main Street, Business Route 1, in Damariscotta. If
you'd like to bring in your gently worn clothing items, just ask them to put the
proceeds on the Montessori school account.