News Notes

Animeals is a program of The Southern Maine Agency on Aging that helps provide pet food and supplies to Meals on Wheels recipients. If you can help out with a donation, drop it off at the Senior Planning Center, 1364 Main St.

No Girl Scouts in your family? You can order cookies online to support our local Sanford Girl Scout Troop. Use this link.

The Sanford-Springvale YMCA’s Winter/Spring program guide is out now. Check it out here. Registrations begin Monday, February 15. The Y is also offering free memberships to 13 and 14 year olds. Youth members have access to the wellness center, the pool during open swim, certain group fitness classes and three fitness orientations. The registration link and more information are here.

Kennebunk Savings and Bombas have teamed up to donate 500 pairs of Bombas socks to York County Community Action to distribute to those in need. “We’re grateful for this unexpected donation from Kennebunk Savings,” said YCCAC Executive Director, Barbara Crider. “Warm clothing in winter is vital to maintaining good health. A pair of warm, clean, dry socks protects the same as a winter coat or earmuffs or gloves. The donated socks will be given out at each of our main office sites—Biddeford, Sanford and Kittery.”

The Sanford Community Garden is accepting applications for the 2021 growing season. A few 4-ft by 12-ft beds are available for those who would like to raise their own vegetables, herbs or flowers.  There is no fee for a bed and all gardening materials and tools are supplied.  Each gardener must volunteer six hours of their time caring for the food pantry beds over the course of the season.  To reserve a bed visit mousamwaylandtrust.org by Wednesday April 15. Don’t let a lack of sunny yard space prevent you from taking this important step toward self-sufficiency!

If your adjusted gross annual income is below $52,000, you qualify for free tax preparation service from York County Community Action’s CA$H program. Get more information at https://yccac.org/free-tax-preparation/.