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All donations to Rett’s Roost are tax deductible (EIN: 47-3723204). We are so thankful for all of the support over the years. Give securely online using the yellow buttons below for one-time or recurring donations, or by sending a check made out to “Rett’s Roost” to:

Rett’s Roost
22 Autumn River Ln
Ogunquit, ME 03907


(Must have Paypal Account):

*We have recently decided to switch to using Paypal Giving Fund as our donation processor because there is no fee to Rett’s Roost or to you for one-time donations. You DO need to have a Paypal account to donate with no fee. You should receive a tax receipt automatically from Paypal Giving Fund.


(2.2%+0.30 fee)

*For those that do not have a Paypal account you can still donate through Paypal with a credit card and the fee is much lower than the industry average of other donation platforms (only 2.2%+$0.30). By clicking the Donate button above, you can give securely with a credit card. Tax receipts for these donations will be sent quarterly from Rett’s Roost (please contact us if you need one immediately).


(2.2%+0.30 fee)

*For automatic monthly donations you can use another secure platform called Give Lively (same low fee). This platform was created by philanthropists to provide free fundraising technology to nonprofits. Thank you for understanding that we are constantly looking for ways to use your dollars for our programs rather than overhead. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns about donating online.

How your Donations Help

All cash donations are currently used 100% for running Rett’s Roost programs. Your financial support ensures that families can attend our retreats and participate in virtual therapies for free. The more money we raise, the more we’ll be able to offer for kids of all ages, similar diagnoses, and bereaved families.

The Many Ways to Donate

We accept both cash and in-kind donations to Rett’s Roost. Please check out the many ways you can offer support. If you are thinking of an alternative way to giving besides a cash donation, please contact Deana Cavan at

Become a Sustaining Member – Whether it’s $2.22, $22, or $222 a month, having regular donors will ensure that Rett’s Roost continues to grow. Sustaining donors can choose to make a recurring donation by clicking the button above.

Sponsor a Family – Help us raise money for a specific family to attend one of our retreats. We have families contact us from across the country. In order to fly a family of four, we’ve calculated that it costs about $2,000 in most cases, which includes a rental car to get to the retreat and sometimes a hotel near the airport. Contact us if you are interested.

Create your own Fundraiser – Many people who run races like to run for a cause, for example, and they can create their own website. You might have a social network that you can tap that doesn’t know about Rett’s Roost yet. It’s a great way to spread the word about our organization and to easily accept tax deductible donations for us.

Participate in our Events – We won’t be holding the Superhero 5K in 2021, but we do have something very exciting planned for the winter of 2022. You can also plan your own event and we’ll help you create and online donation campaign website through Gofundme or a similar platform that’s easy to design and share.

Employee Matching – Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. One of our biggest corporate supporters is Liberty Mutual’s Give with Liberty Program, and we’ve also received donations from employees at Bank of America and Microsoft.

Non-cash Assets – While cash donations are always welcome, there are other ways to accomplish your philanthropic goals by donating non-cash investment assets. Donating investment assets avoids taxes due on their sale, permits a larger deduction for the donor and a larger gift to the charity. Rett’s Roost can be named a beneficiary of investment account types such as annuities, IRAs and life insurance.  Donations may also be made to Rett’s Roost in the form of publicly traded stocks of bonds.

Other ideas – Donate in memoriam of a loved one in lieu of flowers, instead of gifts at a kid’s birthday party ask parents to donate to Rett’s Roost, instead of favors at a wedding donate a dollar for each one of your guests.