Maine Children’s Home seeks donations for Christmas, adds to development staff

WATERVILLE — A Waterville program to provide financially disadvantaged children with winter clothing and toys for Christmas has, for another year, reached its participant capacity within a month of opening applications.

Help, however, is still needed filling the Christmas boxes.

The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers’ Christmas Program will provide 1,700 kids throughout the state with new, store-bought items ranging from warm pajamas and mittens to books and toys. The nonprofit, based on 93 Silver St. in Waterville, is now accepting donations to help support the program as the holiday season approaches. It is the only one of its kind in the state, the organization states on its website.

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