Do you have some old sails that you’d like to get out of your house? We do too!
The Foundation is always looking for new ways looking to try and raise some money to support local sailing. Our goal for this winter is to raise money to go towards upgraded FJ’s for the SLSC Jr. Race program. As part of that effort we are working with Sea Bags Maine to collect old sails that are no longer being used and trade them in towards the new bags that Sea Bags creates using recycled sails. The Foundation will then be offering the new bags for sale to raise money for the newer FJ’s.
We hope this is a win/win for everyone as you can get rid of old unwanted sails and we can raise some much needed money for better Jr. Race boats (while the Purple Monsters have served the team well over the years, they are getting quite tired).
All you need to do is shoot us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you have to donate. If you are local and can drop them off at the Club, great! If not, we can arrange to come to you and get the sails. We can provide a donation letter for tax purposes.
While we're on the subject of donations, we also do accept donations of sailboats as well. To date we have accepted donations of well over a dozen boats from both SLSC members and non-members. Some of the boats that are donated will be used by either the SLSC Sailing School or individual fleets when they are appropriate. Other donated boats are cleaned up and fixed in order to be sold to raise money for other Foundation efforts, such as supporting the new fleet of junior boats for the sailing school.
Please keep in mind that we simply can’t accept all boats that are offered to us, as we are a volunteer group and project boats that require a lot of work before they are usable or can be sold are hard for us to accept. If there’s any doubt, please reach out and we’d love to take a look and discuss. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization so we can offer a donation letter for tax purposes.
Thank you for all your support!