Sponsor a Family for the Holidays

Would you like a way to PAY IT FORWARD this holiday season?  As the holidays approach and with the current economic conditions, we start thinking about families that need a little extra help to get through the holiday seasons. The Town of Gorham offers a Christmas Assistance Program. You can help by sponsoring a family for the Holidays. This is a great way for a community group, organization or a whole family to get involved. You can call the Town Clerk’s Office at 222-1670 before the holidays and ask to sponsor a family.  You will be given a “wish list” from a family along with the children’s ages and clothing size.

Along with the need for Holiday assistance, low-income families and the Elderly struggle to heat their homes each winter. The Town of Gorham has responded by creating the “Gorham Heating Assistance Fund”. This fund will be supported by donations from Gorham citizens and local businesses and 100% of the funds received will go directly to people we assist with heating fuel.  With many households facing increasing financial pressure, we are now assisting more families who never expected to be in a position of needing to ask for help .As another heating season approaches, it is expected that the demand for heating assistance will be great.  We ask that you consider making a contribution to this fund to support our efforts to keep Gorham residents warm and safe this winter.  By donating, you are truly making a difference in the life of a family in your community.

On behalf of all of those who will be benefitting from these funds, I thank you greatly for your consideration. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 222-1670 or lnordfors@gorham.me.us

We all could use a little help now and then and these are ways our Gorham residents can PAY IT FORWARD!