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Read below for information on how to handle cash and check donations for your Dempsey Challenge fundraising.


Where do I mail in offline donations?

You can mail in donations using our Offline Donation Tracking FormPlease make checks payable to Dempsey Center. 

If you receive a check that is made out to you, you can endorse the check on the back to Dempsey Center.

Checks can be mailed to:

The Dempsey Challenge

P.O. Box 277

Auburn, ME 04212


What do I do if a donor gives me cash?

Cash donations can only be accepted in-person at either Dempsey Center location (29 Lowell Street in Lewiston or 778 Main Street in South Portland). Our physical locations are not currently accepting visitors due to COVID-19, so please contact [email protected] to set up an appointment. Please include the name and address of the donor so we can send a thank you and tax acknowledgement if the donation is $250 or more. 

For your convenience, a Donation Tracking Sheet is available.

Is the Dempsey Challenge/ Dempsey Center a 501(c)3 nonprofit and is my donation tax -deductible?

Yes. The Dempsey Center is a nonprofit incorporated in the state of Maine and accepting donations from all 50 states. Our tax ID number is 82-1547129. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

All donations $250 and up, made payable to and received by the Dempsey Center will receive an acknowledgement for tax purposes. All online donations will receive a tax receipt instantly via email – please keep it for your records. If you donate via check, the name and address appearing on the check will receive a thank you and tax acknowledgment. 

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