Maine Children’s Home Fundraiser – There’s No Place Like Home

Our RAFFLE  and SILENT AUCTION close soon!

Join us for a month-long fundraiser There's No Place Like Home — a RAFFLE, SILENT AUCTION, and CELEBRATION

Check Out the Raffle and Silent Auction Items!

The RAFFLE portion and the SILENT AUCTION portion of this Maine Children's Home (MCH) fundraiser are both online until 8 AM Tuesday, June 15.

The raffle includes several exciting items that winners can use to kickoff summer, including a 50/50 raffle! If all 100 tickets of the 50/50 raffle are sold, then one lucky person out of only 100 participants will win a $5,000 cash prize!

The winners of the raffle will be announced during the online CELEBRATION with Maine authors on Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Learn more about the celebration below or by clicking here.

Click the button above to view the raffle and auction items!

Join the Celebration with Maine Authors

Thursday June 17, from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

The online celebration will be emceed by Maine Humorist Gary Crocker on Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Gary will be joined by special guests and Maine authors Chris Van DusenCynthia LordJuliese Y. PadgettLynn Plourde, and Earl Smith, who will share brief readings of their work. The celebration will also include inspirational stories about MCH's mission to build and strengthen Maine families. While the celebration with Maine authors will be streamed live to Facebook and YouTube, those who register for the event are entered to win a door prize of $100+ in value.

The idea to incorporate Maine authors in the fundraising event was inspired by young author and adoptee Juliese Padgett, who wrote The Newest Flower about her adoption experience when she was seven-years-old. Padgett, now sixteen, wrote this book “to teach all children to love one another no matter what type of flower [they] are,” and to raise money for the Family Adoption Program at Maine Children’s Home.

“We are very excited about the strong community support for the essential programs and services of the Maine Children's Home,” said Rick Dorian, the Executive Director of Maine Children’s Home. “Although we aren't able to gather in-person this year, much planning and research has gone into aligning these unique, fun and engaging activities that will grow support for our services. This is the major fundraising event for the Maine Children's Home for 2021.”

All proceeds from the three-part There’s No Place Like Home fundraiser will support all the programs of Maine Children's Home. Details about the month-long fundraiser and evening with Maine authors can be found at


Register for a chance to win a door prize that will be announced at the online event on June 17.

Learn More & Register
Thank You to Our Sponsors!


 Emerson Toyota

Northern Laboratory Services • Sappi

Century 21 Nason Realty   •   Goble Family Restaurants
Golden Pond Wealth Management   •   Anonymous

Bangor Savings Bank

Central Maine Motors Auto Group • Anonymous

Belfast Self Storage • G&E Roofing  •The Friends of Maine Children's Home


About Maine Children’s Home

Maine Children’s Home (MCH) is a 501(c)(3) organization that offers programs for building and strengthening families and their children, instilling hope for the future and a better quality of life. Founded in 1899, the Waterville-based organization has evolved with the changing needs of families and children, and supports more than 3,000 people each year through the following programs and services:


  • Family Adoption Program

Providing a lifetime of services for birth parents and adoptive families

  • Family Counseling Center

Guiding toward hope, healing, and wholeness

  • Teen Parent Education Program

Helping teen parents build a foundation for their future

  • Connected Families Project

Offering powerful, accessible tools to help strengthen families

  • Christmas Program

Sharing joy and winter warmth with kids and families

  • Summer camp connections

Supporting Maine Summer Camp Experiences


More information about MCH’s programs and its history can be found at

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