Maine Children’s Home lacking donations for program

The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers is lacking the donation items needed to support the agency’s Christmas Program. Each year, the program provides new clothing, books and gifts to more than 1,700 financially disadvantaged children across Maine.

page111pict1Last week, the Waterville-based nonprofit was forced to postpone Christmas box packing by volunteers until their inventory of donation needs is replenished. The most urgent needs include popular boys and girls toys, warm pajamas and outfits sizes 2 through 12, craft sets and books for all levels up to age 12.

For a full list of Christmas Program donation needs, visit

“The Christmas Program is a year-long effort,” said Cristen Sawyer, Christmas Program coordinator at The Maine Children’s Home. “It’s never too early to donate, and we look to our supportive community to help more than 1,700 Maine children wake up to a Christmas they’ll always remember.”

For more information about The Maine Children’s Home, please visit


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