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!

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:

Our move to The Portland New Church has brought excitement… and the 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
  • a projector that works with laptops for Powerpoint presentations
  • laptop computer for playing DVDs and/or accessing the internet for class
  • back door – replace or custom re-build
  • curtains for classroom & bathroom
  • dishes, cutlery, serving spoons (could come from Goodwill)
  • standing and table lamps for classroom especially
  • coffee mugs
  • shelf lining paper or contact paper
  • re-upholstery of the ChIME “red rocking chair”
  • light comfy chairs
  • projector and screen


  • labyrinth care-givers,

  • ongoing garden care

  • snow shoveling

  • removal of playground equipment (cemented into yard)

Outdoor tools

  • rakes

  •  wheel barrow

  • tarp

  • trowels

  • clippers

  • pruning shears, etc.

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

  • ivy or vine starters to grow up fence

  • lattice – 75 feet