Donation Needs

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

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

Full Needs List (updated 11/13/19) (Download Printable Needs List PDF)

Our Most Urgent Needs

  • Boys husky pants (size 12-14,14-16)
  • Boys slim pants (size 10)
  • Boys shirts & pants (size 18, men's size small & medium)
  • Boys pajamas (size 12-14 & 14-16)
  • Boys mittens & gloves (size large & men's small)
  • Girls shirts & pants (size 2T, 18 & 20)
  • Girls newborn pajamas (size 3-6mo & 6-9 mo)
  • Books for boys & girls age 10-12
  • Coloring books 
  • Crayons (16 & 24 pack)
  • Colored pencils
  • 18" doll accessories
  • Popular toys for boys and girls (Frozen, Jojo Siwa, Toy Story 4, PJ Mask, LOL, Paw Patrol)
  • Minecraft lego sets
  • Play-Doh / Large Play-Doh kits
  • Sketch pads

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

We begin packing in November. There is no deadline, but the earlier you are able to donate, the better. Donations received after we finish packing in December will be held in storage to help us build inventory for the following season. Donations are greatly needed and deeply appreciated all year long as we must build our inventory continuously in order to meet our needs. Please help us fulfill our needs by planning and donating early. All items must be newly purchased and in original packaging.

Thank you from the bottom of more than 1,700 little hearts!