For more than 120 years, we’ve helped children and families come together to build a brighter future. Our programs would not be possible without the support from local businesses and organizations, as well as individuals just like you.

We recognize that a service we provide or program we offer might have special meaning for you, so you can donate directly to any program you wish or help by making a general donation to address our most urgent needs.

You may also make a special donation to honor someone or in someone’s memory. 

Thank you again for being part of what makes Maine Children’s Home so special.

Christmas Program Donations:

Items can be dropped off on the front porch of the "Development Building" (Building #3) on the MCH campus Monday-Friday, 8 am - 3 pm (please fill out a donation card and leave it in your donation bag/ box).  Shipments should be addressed to The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers; 93 Silver Street; Waterville, ME 04901; Please mark the package "Attn: Christmas Program." (If you are shipping via Amazon, you can choose "this is a gift" option, and type in your first and last name and contact information on the Gift Card, so we know it is from you, and can send you your receipt!)

* Amazon Wish List Link: [here]           * Christmas Urgent Needs List: [here]

Monetary Donations can be made:

  • Online
    When you donate online, we will not sell, trade or share your information with anyone else. Online donations to The Maine Children’s Home are safe and secure. 
  • By phone
    Use your credit card (Visa or MasterCard) to donate over the phone: 207-873-4253, extension 254                      (Monday - Friday  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • By mail
    Donations can be mailed to:
    The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers
    93 Silver Street
    Waterville, ME 04901

Make a one time or recurring, monthly donation:

One Time Donation

If you'd like to provide a note or special instructions, you will be able to do so after you have been redirected. 

Recurring Donation


Donation Programs:

General Donation
Your donation will be used to address our most urgent needs.

You will help to support individuals and families to defray the costs of pregnancy & birth parent counseling, search and reunion efforts, and the overall adoption process.

Sharon Abrams Teen Parent School Program
Your gift will help provide education, counseling, support, and guidance to pregnant and parenting teens.

Summer Camp
Your donation will support either a day or overnight camp experience for disadvantaged Maine children.

The Christmas Program
We will add your contribution to our funds to make this Christmas brighter for more than 1,700 kids across Maine.

Harland A. Turner Counseling Center
Your donation will support our outpatient mental health counseling, specializing in play and art therapy, and adoption counseling.