Why does MCS need donations?

Merrymeeting Community Shares membership is free-of-cost and open to all. Providing members with access to services at no cost does incur operational expenses such as utilities, technology, postage, office supplies, and events costs. These systems are essential to accomplishing our mission, reaching out to the community, and expanding the service base for our members. We generate most of these funds through on-going fund-raising activities. Annually, we must also ask those members who can to donate according to their means.