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Do you believe that face-to-face understanding is what our nation needs?

Do you want to see change, but don’t know where to start?

Start here with a Make Shift Gift.

The more gifts we get, the more Make Shift Coffee Houses we can bring to more people.

Understanding each other is what stands under our democracy. Understanding each other is critical to maintaining peace among us.

Please join with our cause

Our purpose is to help people understand each other’s political views.

A gift of any size is much appreciated.

If you make a significant (according to you) monthly gift I will send you a Make Shift Coffee House LL Bean canvas tote bag. Just mention that you want one when you submit your payment.

Click here to make your gift now

Your gift is tax deductible due to our special partnership with Friends of the Maine State Library, a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit, who will provide you with a receipt.

If you would like to make a charitable gift but not online, please send a check to Craig Freshley, Make Shift Coffee House, 98 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011. Make the check payable to Friends of the Maine State Library.

If you would like to receive our strategic plan with specific goals and activities or if you would like a phone call or visit, please write to me at

Thank you for considering a gift to Make Shift Coffee House.


         – Craig