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 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am - 2pm. 

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 6/9/2020) (Download Printable Needs List PDF)

Christmas Needs List

  • Boys & Girls warm pajamas sizes 5-6 thru 18-20
  • Underwear 
  • Socks
  • Hats & mittens
  • Girls warm outfits (slim & plus sizes)
  • Boys warm outfits (slim & husky sizes)
  • Reading books
  • Coloring books
  • Board games ages 3 -12
  • Popular toys for boys and girls (Superheroes, baby shark, NERF, Ryan's World, PJ Mask, LOL Surprise, Pokemon, Paw Patrol, Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Dinosaurs, Scooters)
  • Play kitchen sets
  • Puzzles
  • Duplo blocks
  • Legos
  • Doll accessories

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

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.