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.

We are currently only accepting new donations. Used donations may need to be thrown away because of the current health crisis. Please leave your donations on the porch of the Development building (#3) with a note including your name and address so we can send you a thank you. Our current hours are TWF 9am-2pm. 

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. To reach a Development staff member, please call 207-872-0261 between 8 a.m. and 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.

The 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.

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

Check out our events calendar for other ways to support The Maine Children's Home.