Families Need Your Help

Families Need Your Help!
PJs & clothes needed for holiday boxes

Our inventory of gifts for families facing financial hardship during the holidays is getting low! We need your help to provide brand new winter essentials, toys, and games to children in need this holiday season.

We currently have urgent need for BRAND NEW PAJAMAS and CLOTHING! These are the sizes we need:

Pajama Sizes:⁠

  • Women's size small pajamas⁠
  • Size 7 pajamas for boys⁠
  • Size 12 pajamas for boys⁠
  • Size 14/16 pajamas for girls⁠
  • Size 16/18 pajamas for girls⁠

Clothing Sizes:⁠

  • Women's size small pants⁠
  • Women's size small shirts⁠

There are many more needs for the children this year. Click the button below to see the full URGENT NEEDS LIST.

See the Full Urgent Needs List

How to Donate

Brand new donated items can be dropped off on the front porch of Building #3 (the 2nd building on the right after you enter the MCH campus) between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., from Monday through Friday. Those who drop off donations are asked to please fill out a donation card to leave with their donation bag or box, and to label their donation with “ATTN: Christmas Program.” ⁠

About Christmas Program

Christmas Program at Maine Children's Home (MCH) is the only one of its kind that provides brand new clothes, winter essentials, toys, books, and games to more than 1,500 Maine children whose families are facing financial hardship. This program that relies on the generosity of so many people — donors, volunteers, and community supporters — also connects families to licensed social workers who can provide mental health and parenting support.

At Maine Children’s Home, we see this special program as a way to bring a little relief to families during a stressful time, and as a way to provide families with tools for play, connection, and comfort.

GREAT THANKS to New Balance Foundation and Marden's for making this support a reality for SO many Maine children!

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