Your support has never been so important.
Please include us in your annual giving.
First of all, thank you for all your support and help during a challenging 2020 season.
As you know, our mission is to provide an inclusive community sailing program that exists to educate and encourage independence, responsibility, self-confidence, teamwork, environmental awareness and an appreciation of our waterways. In 2019, Sail Salem had its most successful year ever and we entered 2020 with high hopes.
However, Covid-19 threatened our ability to run the program. In spite of many challenges, we provided safe but significantly reduced and restricted sessions.. Regrettably, this meant that we had to turn away many would be sailors and incur financial losses in order to maintain a safe environment.
We have never turned down a child for lack of funds and every year face the challenge of raising funds to provide scholarships. In addition we must maintain our fleet of sailboats, safety boats, engines and equipment.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
A popular option is our Adopt a Sailor scholarship program, a $320 donation will fund a one week session for a student. Regardless of the amount, all donations are appreciated. Like any organization, we rely on donations of all sizes from individuals, businesses and other organizations to meet our operational/equipment needs. Following are our goals for the 2021 season:
|General Fund Program Support (including scholarship funds) || $25,000 |
|Four (4) new Optimist Sailboats @ $3,300 each || $13,200|
|Four (4) new 420 Sailboats @ $9,500 each|| $38,000|
|New 40 hp engine for safety boat || $ 8,500|
|New Floating Dock|| $ 7,000|
|Six (6) replacement 420 sails @$1,200 each|| $ 7,200|
|Optimist Storage Rack || $ 6,000|
|Winter Storage Container|| $ 3,000|
Please use the "Donate" button or mail checks to:
Sail Salem, Inc. 23 Glendale Street, Salem, MA 01970.
Sail Salem, Inc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.