The Friends of The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers is an organization formed to create a closer relationship between the agency and the community and provide assistance to the agency in serving needy children and families through fundraising and volunteerism.
The Friends are goodwill ambassadors that have helped promote fundraising activities, as well as provide resources to help grow and maintain their six core programs, for more than 60 years. The Friends fundraising events include:
Every October, volunteers come together to make lobster rolls that are ordered by supporting businesses and organizations in the community. After a morning of making lobster rolls, volunteers head out to deliver the nearly 200 pounds of lobster rolls. We are very lucky to receive the 200 pounds of lobster meat donated by Cozy Harbor Seafood.
Each spring, to honor our teen parents and their babies, volunteers join to provide books for parents in need.
Nothing says spring in Maine like a huge yard sale! Members of the Friends program donate household items and encourage others to give their household items so they can be sold at one of the biggest yard sales you will ever find!
Each year, the Christmas Program at The Maine Children’s Home distributes boxes of gifts and clothing to approximately 1,700 financially disadvantaged children throughout the state. The agency’s biggest community effort wouldn’t be possible without the support of the volunteers from the Friends organization.
If you want to learn about the ongoing efforts of the Friends organization, upcoming events, or to volunteer, please contact Cristen Sawyer, below, or join here.
Friends Advisor/Christmas Program Director/Volunteer Coordinator
The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers
93 Silver Street
Waterville, ME 04901
Phone: (207) 873-4253
Fax: (207) 872-0281
Send Cristen an email.
We get together 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.
From the North
Take I-95 to exit 127. Go down the ramp; take a left onto Kennedy Memorial Drive. Continue straight through six sets of lights. You will pass Shaw’s, Inland Hospital, Auto Zone, and Gifford’s Ice Cream. Continue straight about a half mile to The Maine Children’s Home campus on the left.
From the South
Take I-95 to exit 127. Go down the ramp; take a right onto Kennedy Memorial Drive. From here, follow the directions as above for northbound.