founded in May of 2020
It Takes A Village 207
It Takes a Village 207 was founded in 2020 by mother and daughter team, Journey and Becky.
In 2020, It Takes a Village 207 joined forces with Maine Homeless Veterans Alliance. Journey was already a long time Board Member for Maine Homeless Veterans Alliance and It Takes a Village 207 was providing assistance to many Veterans on behalf of Maine Homeless Veterans Alliance and joining forces increased the impact both organizations could make. Becky became an official board member to MHVA in January of 2023.
Journey & Becky started It Takes a Village 207 because they themselves have been in the shoes of many struggling Mainers.
They are familiar with the enormous difficulties of poverty, homelessness, domestic violence, food insecurity, and they have experienced the helpless and isolated feeling that these situation cause. They know the struggles of not knowing how to make ends meet.
The goal of It Takes a Village 207 is to be the village that helps struggling families get on their feet, while making them feel loved and understood.
What Drives Us
It Takes a Village 207 is on a mission to make a difference in this world, one struggling Mainer at a time. They are Maine neighbors, helping Maine neighbors, with life’s challenges.
Ways in which ITAV207 helps its neighbors:
Provide resources for families struggling with financial hardship, homelessness, food insecurity, substance abuse, domestic violence, and more life challenges.
Provide clothing, winter gear and other essentials for those in need
Raise money for families who need things such as: Home appliances, Heat, Home repairs, School supplies
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907 Ossipee Trail West, Steep Falls ME 04085
What Items Can I Donate?
The items we need vary by program and often change so it is best to check with each program to what their current needs are. However, there are some items that are a constant need for each program.
- Heavy Duty Shelving units for our storage container
- Clothing racks
- 6-8′ Folding Tables
- Large Clear Totes
- Gift Cards to Hannaford, Shaw’s, Walmart & Marden’s.
- Gas Cards
Where Do I Bring Donated Items?
907 Ossipee Trail West
Steep Falls, ME 04085
Items We CANNOT Accept At This Time
- Used clothing
- Used bedding (including sheets & blankets)
- Used beds (including frames, foundations, & mattresses)
- Sleeper Sofas and full size sofas/couches
- Used dishes, cookware, or utensils
- Kitchen Appliances
- Used towels
- Pet Coats/Clothing (we currently have an over-abundance)
- Pet Dishes (we currently have an over-abundance)
- Pet Carriers/Crates (we currently have an over-abundance)
- Pet Harnesses, Leashes, & Collars (we currently have an over-abundance)
- Used Litter Boxes
ITAV207 CHRISTMAS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Since the launch of our first annual Christmas program in 2021 (with the support of our amazing community), we have successfully helped over 450 children have the Christmas they deserve. We understand the struggles of making ends meet & we want to take away the burden of choosing between things such as heat & giving your child a wonderful Christmas.
"Making a difference, one Maine veteran at a time."
Ready to start making a difference?
Talk to us today