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There has never been a more important time to develop the competency and creativity of our students as well as their ability to think outside the box. The arts prepare students for success in work and life by developing creativity and skills in problem solving, reasoning, collaboration, communication, and leadership while building self-esteem. Side x Side programs bring enriching, creative, and dynamic arts-integrated classroom experiences to every student, including those who learn differently, ensuring meaningful access to curriculum.

Grant funding covers less than 80 percent of our budget so our fundraising ensures Side x Side programs remain free for all our students while helping to broaden and expand our programming.

Your generous contributions will enable Side x Side to make a profound and lasting impact on our schools and communities, reach more students and teachers, and support our growth in meeting the needs of all students.

Thank you for your contribution!

Donations are tax deductible.  Gifts go directly to Side x Side programs.

How Can You Help?

There are three ways to give:

1)  By Phone:  Please contact our staff for assistance in making a donation at (207) 775-7118.

2)  Online:  You can donate directly using our secure online payment portal.

3)  By Mail:  Please send your donation to:  Side x Side, 636 Congress Street Portland, Maine 04101.

For more information, please contact Executive Director Beth Wilbur Van Mierlo at or at 207-775-7118.