Upcoming Events

Spaghetti Supper & Auction

Spaghetti Supper & Auction

December 08, 2017 - December 08, 2017

First Congregational Church of Camden
55 Elm St
Camden, ME  04843 Map

Come join the Coastal Navigators Special Olympics team as they host their 7th annual fundraiser: A spaghetti supper, silent auction and live auction, this December 8th from 5pm-8:30pm at the Camden Congregational Church. The cost is $7 for adults & $5 for students. Donations for the auction include holiday wreaths, Michael Good earrings, Christmas center pieces, gift certificates to local businesses and much more.... See MoreSee Less

Past Events

Fall 2017 Cash For Clothes

Fall 2017 Cash For Clothes

October 21, 2017 - October 23, 2017

Legion Hall
Camden, ME  04843 Map

CASH FOR CLOTHES

Each spring and fall, dozens of community volunteers leap into action—as they have done since 1975—to collect, sort, and price clothing for the semiannual Cash for Clothes Sales, the major fundraising event for Coastal Opportunities. When the clothing is ready for display, more volunteers (along with Coastal Opportunities clients and staff) arrange everything in the American Legion Hall, at 91 Pearl Street in Camden. After that . . . let the shopping begin!

Follow this link to sign up online as one of our valued volunteers:
signup.com/go/bfeiqjf

FALL 2017 SCHEDULE

PRE-REGISTRATION: If you wish to sell clothing, pick up a number and price tags at the Corcoran Center (the building behind the Coastal Redemption Center), 35 Limerock Street, Camden, at one of these times:
Friday, October 6, from 4 to 6 p.m.••• Saturday, October 7, from 9 to 11 a.m.
Friday, October 13, from 4 to 6 p.m.•••Saturday, October 14, from 9 to 11 a.m.

SALE SCHEDULE
RECEIVING DAY (bring priced and tagged consignment clothing to the American Legion Hall, Pearl St., Camden): Friday, Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

SALE OPENING DAY: Saturday, October 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SALE CONTINUES: Sunday, October 22, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
BAG SALE: Monday, October 23, 7 to 11 a.m.

MORE INFORMATION? WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
Contact Nancy Wolfertz at 594-5429.

HOW IT WORKS
WANT TO DONATE CLOTHING? Put your excellent-condition Fall and Winter clothing in boxes or plastic bags and take it to the Corcoran Center (behind the Coastal Redemption Center) any weekday throughout the year between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (Note: Any clothing brought in within two days of a sale will be held until the next sale.)

WANT TO CONSIGN CLOTHING? Pick up a registration number and price tags on a Pre-Registration Day (see Pre-Registration, above). Price items at home and take them to the Legion Hall on Receiving Day. You will receive half of the proceeds for any item sold on Saturday and Sunday. (After that, all items become the property of Coastal Opportunities, which receives all the Sale proceeds.)
WANT TO SHOP FOR GOOD USED CLOTHING (AND EVEN SOME NEW CLOTHING)? See the Sale Schedule, above.

HOW IT ALL BEGAN
In early 1975. Jean Boobar and Betty Frost (both board members of the Coastal Workshop, now Coastal Opportunities) called a meeting to discuss raising funds for the organization by selling used clothing. About twelve women of all ages—new mothers to grandmothers—listened, learned, laughed, and brainstormed, in the end giving birth to the plans for “Cash for Clothes.” Some of those same women have continued to be vital to the success of the dozens of semiannual sales since then, including Nancy Wolfertz, who has served as general co-chair of the project for two decades.

Over the years, the sale was held in several sites in Rockland and Rockport before landing in 1987 in its current location—Camden’s American Legion Hall, on Pearl Street.

Since 1975, Cash for Clothes Sales have provided hundreds of thousands of dollars to Coastal Opportunities, definitely a win/win/win story: Sellers clean out closets and usually earn some money, shoppers find remarkable bargains, and the participants of Coastal Opportunities benefit 100 percent from the proceeds.
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Special Olympics Tennis

Special Olympics Tennis

August 16, 2017 - August 16, 2017

Mid-Coast Recreation Center, Inc.
535 West St
Rockport, ME  04856 Map

Come support our Coastal Navigators athletes at the Special Olympics Tennis Skills Competition, Wednesday August 16th, 2017 at the Mid-Coast Recreation Center in Rockport. Competition starts at 12:00 Noon. Athletes please be there at 11:30 for Registration.... See MoreSee Less

Cash For Clothes - Spring Sale

Cash For Clothes - Spring Sale

May 20, 2017 - May 22, 2017

Coastal Opportunities
35 Limerock St / PO Box 637
Camden, ME  04843 Map

Clean out your closet and make a little spending money! The Spring 2017 Cash for Clothes sale is right around the corner.

There are three ways to participate:
1. donate clean, gently used clothing
2. or price and consign that clothing
3. volunteer!

Individual dates for preregistration are listed on our website:
www.coastalopportunities.org

Click here for complete details:
www.coastalopportunities.org/images/events/Cash%20for%20Clothes%20Spring%202017.pdf

This posting will be updated occasionally as the dates draw closer...
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Flatbread PIZZA Fundraiser

Flatbread PIZZA Fundraiser

March 21, 2017 - March 21, 2017

Flatbread Company Rockport Maine
399 Commercial St
Rockport, ME  04856 Map

Come eat delicious flatbread pizza at Flatbread Co in Rockport! $1.50 of every small flatbread and $3.50 of every large flatbread will be donated to Coastal Opportunites on Tuesday 3/21 from 5-9pm. Eat In or Take Out.... See MoreSee Less

Spaghetti Supper/Auction

Spaghetti Supper/Auction

December 09, 2016 - December 09, 2016

First Congregational Church of Camden
55 Elm St
Camden, ME  04843 Map

Come join us for a Spaghetti Supper/Auction to benefit The Coastal Navigators Special Olympics Team. This event will be held at the Camden Congregational Church on December 9th from 5pm-9pm.

Cost for the Spaghetti Supper is $7 for adults and $5 for clients and children. Silent auction and small live auction follows afterwards.
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Halloween Dance

Halloween Dance

October 27, 2016 - October 27, 2016

Attention clients and their friends and families! Our annual Halloween Dance will be held at the Rockland Elks on Oct 27th from 6p-8p. Get your costumes ready now!

Cash For Clothes Fall Sale!

Cash For Clothes Fall Sale!

October 22, 2016 - October 24, 2016

Coastal Opportunities
35 Limerock St / PO Box 637
Camden, ME  04843 Map

Cash for Clothes is a community-building fundraising event, not to be missed! It’s a huge, twice-annual sale of brand-name in-season clothing, footwear, and accessories for children, teens and adults, open to the public. All proceeds go to Coastal Opportunities.

There are four ways you can participate in this fundraiser for developmentally disabled adults in our community: Donate gently-used clothing, consign those clothing items with us, buy clothes at the sales, and/or volunteer your time.

PRE-REGISTRATION:
If you wish to sell clothing, pick up a number and price tags at the Corcoran Center (the building behind the Coastal Redemption Center), 35 Limerock Street, Camden, at one of these times:

Friday, October 7, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 8, from 9 to 11 a.m.
Friday, October 14, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 15, from 9 to 11 a.m.

The sale itself will be held at the American Legion Hall, 91 Pearl Street in Camden. Full details can be found here:
www.coastalopportunities.org/images/Cash%20for%20Clothes%20Fall%202016.pdf

You can sign up as a volunteer at this link, or by calling 594-5429.
signup.com/go/jHP8ze
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Spring Cash for Clothes Sale

Spring Cash for Clothes Sale

May 21, 2016 - May 23, 2016

American Legion
91 Pearl St
Camden, ME  04843 Map

Coastal Opportunities will be holding our Spring Cash for Clothes Sale at the American Legion Hall in Camden from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2016. The sale will continue on Sunday, May 22 from 11:00 a.m.-4 p.m. with the Bag Sale on Monday, May 23 from 7:00-11:00.

If you wish to sell clothing, you can find Pre-Registration information here:
www.coastalopportunities.org/images/Cash%20for%20Clothes%20Spring%202016.pdf

There are four ways you can participate in this fundraiser for developmentally disabled adults in our community: Donate gently-used clothing, consign those clothing items with us, buy clothes at the sales, and/or volunteer your time. Information on dropoff days/times for consignment will be published separately.

If you would like to volunteer at the sale or ahead of time to help us get ready, head to the Volunteer Spot link below, or call 594-5429.

Here's how Volunteer Spot works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our Sign-up on VolunteerSpot: vols.pt/i561XQ
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone.
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