ChIME’s Community Chaplains are increasingly in demand in a world challenged by intolerance and indifference. They are there for anyone who needs help in a time of crisis or celebration regardless of religious affiliation.


ChIME depends on your support. You can click below to give online through your PayPal account or send your check to: ChIME, PO Box 3833, Portland, ME  04104-3833. Thank you!


ChIME launched a three-year effort in November 2017 called the 20/20 VISION CAMPAIGN to sustain ChIME to Year 2020 and into the next decade.  If you'd like to make a pledge or contribute, there’s still time. Please call us for more information at 207-347-6740 or email

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Other ways to give

Keep in mind that many employers will generously match employee contributions; please check with your employer to see if they have a corporate matching gift program.  Make a gift in honor or in memory of someone who has made a difference in your life and we'll notify your honoree, if appropriate. You may also consider remembering ChIME in your estate planning with a bequest.  Finally, visit our Wish List below.  Thank you!

The Chaplaincy Institute of Maine (ChIME) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Federal Tax ID# 27-0023016

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ChIME’s Wish List:

The move to The Portland New Church brought excitement… and need for a few things to help us along!

We are looking for either donations of these items or your generous check to underwrite the procurement of the items.  We are grateful for all donations.  In the interest of efficiency and simplicity, we reserve the right to decline offers that are unable to meet our needs.  Please call or send a photo of your offer before donating.

Thank you very much for your consideration!

For Office & Classroom

  • area rugs

  • pro-bono carpentry / various fix-its

  • curtains for classroom & bathroom

  • dishes, soup mugs, silverware and other kitchen items (could come from Goodwill)

  • standing and table lamps for classroom

  • shelf lining paper or contact paper


  • labyrinth care-givers,

  • ongoing garden care

  • snow shoveling

Outdoor tools

  • rakes, trowels, clippers, pruning shears, etc.

  •  wheel barrow, tarps

  • perennials and evergreen shrubs/trees

  • leaf blower (or borrow?)

  • loam / compost / top soil to plant new lawn (and/or underwriting or solicitation to garden store)