The Maine Children's Home Lacking Donations to Support 1,700 Children This Christmas
WATERVILLE, Maine - The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers is in urgent need of donations for their Christmas Program to help support over 1,700 children throughout the state of Maine. Each year, the Christmas Program at the Maine Children’s Home distributes boxes of gifts and clothing to more than 1,700 children who are financially disadvantaged. Each box typically contains two sets of hats and mittens, pajamas, an outfit of clothing, a coloring/activity book, crayons or markers, two toys, and a game for the family to share.
The Maine Children’s Home’s Christmas application opened the last week of October and within four weeks, they reached the maximum number of children that can be supported through the program. In order to help fulfill all of these children’s needs this Christmas, this Waterville-based organization is requesting donations from the community. All items donated must be new and in their original packaging, should not be gift-wrapped. The most urgent needs are:
New donations can be dropped off at the Christmas House (building #3) on the Maine Children’s Home campus at 93 Silver Street in Waterville on Monday through Friday 8 am – 6 pm. Alternate drop-off locations include:
For more information about The Maine Children’s Home, please visit MaineChildrensHome.org
About: The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers features a full Hague-accredited adoption program that provides assistance to families hoping to adopt internationally or domestically. The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers, founded in 1899, builds and strengthens Maine families and their children, instilling hope for the future and a better quality of life. In addition to the adoption program, the agency offers outpatient counseling, the Sharon Abrams Teen Parent School Program, The Children's Place Early Care and Education Center, a summer camp scholarship program, and a Christmas Program that provides clothing and toys to underprivileged Maine children.
For more information on the Maine Children's Home, please visit MaineChildrensHome.org.
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