Calendar of Events

Planned Giving Breakfast Learning Seminar

Planned Giving Breakfast Seminar

Join the Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers and Kennebec Savings Bank on Tuesday, November 19th from 8-10am to discuss strategies for estates, trusts, and bequests over breakfast at Thomas College. This free event will cover: strategies to meet your estate planning goals, including charitable giving as part of your estate plan, minimizing estate taxes, and planning so that you provide for your loved ones. Please RSVP by November 12th by calling 873-4253 or registering online!

Adoption Awareness Event

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On Tuesday, November 19th, join us at One Longfellow Square in Portland at 5 pm for an Adoption Awareness Event! November is Adoption Awareness Month and we are celebrating by hosting this event featuring our satellite adoption office in Portland with wine, hors d'oeuvres and networking! $20 to attend this event and tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday 2019

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving every year. This year, on December 3rd, we are joining this movement to help our Adoption programs build an inventory of The Newest Flower books written by adoptee, Juliese Padgett for the adoptive families that we work with. Author and adoptee, Juliese describes a charming story about a simple flower garden that has discovered a new kind of flower. Through judged on how she looks, this flower chose to accept her differences, gives others a second chance, and learns to forgive. According to Juliese, "This book was written to teach all children to love one another no matter what type of flower you are."

Our goal for this year is to raise $5,000 so we can buy 500 copies of The Newest Flower which will go to future adoptive families we work with. Check out our website for more information and to give: mainechildrenshome.org/giving-tuesday

Miss Holiday Angel Pageant

Miss Holiday Angel Pageant benefitting Christmas Program

On Saturday, December 21st, join us at Le Club Calumet in Augusta at 3 pm for the Miss Holiday Angel Pageant! The pageant is open to women ages 7 and up, and contestants have the opportunity to compete in categories, such as; interview, winter wear, on-stage question and evening gown. As well as optional competitions, such as; talent, photogenic and runway model. The goals for the pageant are two-fold. First, to raise awareness of the crucial work that Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers does for the community. Second, to collect funds and donated items for the families they serve. Last year’s pageant was a huge success, having raised over $600 and collected 1300 items for the organization’s Christmas program. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to exceed those levels this year?!

To register for this pageant, please message Miss Holiday Angel Pageant or email Abby Peabody at abigail.peabody@aol.com. Admission is by donation at the door - check out our Christmas Program's needs list!

2020 Wine & Beer Tasting

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Save the Date for our Wine & Beer Tasting featuring local Maine breweries and wineries on Friday, May 15, 2020! We will be at a brand new venue: Enchanted Gables in Oakland and will be from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm! 

Ongoing Events

Free adoption informational meetings
Held the last Wednesday of each month (December's meeting will be on Dec. 19th) at our Portland office (527 Ocean Avenue) at 6 p.m. and our Waterville office (93 Silver street) at 6 p.m. If you are interested in attending one of our free informational meetings please complete this form

The Friends of the Maine Children's Home meetings
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Eskelund Community Center, located on our campus at 93 Silver Street, Waterville. Interested in joining? Please complete this form or learn more here.