YMCA of Southern Maine

For a Better Us.™

Thursday, March 23rd, 6-9pm
Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland
$50 per person, $80 pair

Join us at the15th Annual Auction to benefit participants in the Y's Adaptive Services! Adaptive Services help people move beyond illness, injury, and disability and regain quality of life by developing their bodies with specialized exercises and their self-esteem through meaningful personal relationships.

We're growing this year and have moved the event to Portland! Don’t miss your chance to win a New England Sports package, gorgeous local artwork, a lobster bake, and more! Join us March 23rd to help Adaptive Services - and all the people we serve - continue to grow and thrive! Read about last year's auction in the Portland Press Herald.


The Y’s Adaptive Services program helps hundreds of Mainers faced with illness and injury maintain independence, grow stronger, and live full lives. Our unique program is offered at no cost to participants. This year, we’re excited to expand Adaptive Services to all four of our branches, ensuring that our neighbors throughout Southern Maine can get the specialized and nurturing one-on-one support they need to heal from a life-changing illness or injury.

Adaptive Services includes our LIVESTRONG at the YMCA cancer survivorship program. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind, and body. 

We are dedicated to ensuring everyone, regardless of ability to pay, is able to benefit from these programs. The success of the auction helps sustain these vital community programs.


Increase your impact with a donation to the auction! Time shares, event tickets, artwork, goods and services – all are welcomed and will help us continue to serve those most in need.

To donate an item, simply fill out our Donation Sheet and return it to Alex Bishop, Philanthropy and Communications Coordinator, at abishop@ymcaofsouthernmaine.org.


Hear from program participants about how the Y's Adaptive Services are changing lives.

To learn more about  Adaptive Services, please contact Kelly Newell, Wellness Director, by email or calling 207.865.9600 ext 208. 

For more information about the auction, please contact Alex Bishop, Philanthropy and Communications Coordinator, by email or calling 207-874-1111 x337. Volunteers are always welcome!


Can't wait to start bidding? Check out the "Mini Silent Auctions" held in the lobbies of our four branches both before and after our March 23rd event.  All proceeds benefit Adaptive Services participants.


If you are unable to attend, but would like to support this important program, donations to Adaptive Services are greatly appreciated! Individual gifts can be made to the program by clicking on the button below.