Donation Needs

We are currently only accepting new items for donation. 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 Monday through Friday, from 8 am - 3 pm. 

We appreciate your efforts to help our Christmas Program this year. Below, we’ve listed some of the most popular and needed items.

Urgent Needs List (updated 10/14/2020) (Download Printable Needs List PDF)

Urgent Christmas Needs List:

Urgent Needs Christmas Donation List 10-2020

You may drop off or ship your items to: The Maine Children’s Home, 93 Silver St., Waterville, Maine 04901.

  • 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; 93 Silver Street; Waterville, ME 04901; Please mark the package "Attn: Christmas Program."

We often struggle to collect donations early on before the deadline, since boxes need to be completed by the first week of December. 

It’s never too late or too early to donate. The Christmas Program is a year-long effort, and we gratefully welcome donations anytime. 

All items donated should be newly purchased and in original packaging free of dents, tears, or dirt.