Urgent Needs in Christmas Program

Your In Kind Gift Will End Up in the Hands of a Real Child

When a child opens a gift from Christmas Program, it is the program’s hope that the child feels special and thinks: “this gift was meant for only me, and I am the first person to own it.”

Christmas Program strives to provide high-quality gifts that are tailored to the requests for each individual child — real Maine kids. These real kids are the reason why the program accepts only newly purchased items that are in their original packaging — free of dents, tears, and dirt.

Current Urgent Needs List (11/30/23)

If you would like to post this list in your workplace or organization, download a printable version HERE.

Boots in the following sizes:

  • 10T girl (currently need 3 pairs)
  • 10T boy
  • 12T boy (currently need 3 pairs)
  • 13 boy
  • 3 boy
  • 4 boys
  • 5 boys 
  • 5/6 boys
  • 7 mens
  • 7.5 mens
  • 9 womens
  • 11 mens

Boys Pajamas in the following sizes:

  • 8
  • 10/12
  • 12
  • 14/16

Boys outfits in the following sizes:

  • 5T
  • 10/12

Boys underwear in the following sizes:

  • 4T
  • 5T
  • 10/12

Girls Pajamas in the following sizes:

  • 7/8
  • 10/12

Girls outfits in the following sizes:

  • 5T
  • 12

Girls socks in the following sizes:

  • medium

Other Requested Items:

  • Family games (ages 7-12)
  • Thinsulate lined gloves/mittens (girls & boys, ages 10-12)
  • Advanced Coloring Books (girls & boys, ages 10-12)
  • Legos (ages 7-12)
  • Fleece blankets
  • Popular Themed Toys
  • Pokémon
  • Ninja Turtles
  • Fidgets
  • Slime
  • Art supplies
  • Bracelet making kit
  • Harry Potter themed items
  • Sensory Toys
  • Minecraft
  • Roblox
  • Super Mario
  • Cocomelon
  • Squishmallows
  • Infant teethers, rattles, pacifiers, etc.
  • Diapers (sizes 5, 6, 7)
  • Pull-ups (sizes 3T/4T & 4T/5T)
  • Goodnites (sizes small & medium)
  • Boys 10/12 winter jacket
  • Men’s winter jacket (sizes Small-XXL)
  • Women’s/Juniors winter jacket (sizes Small-XXL)


Gift Drop Off Information

In kind gifts to Christmas Program can be dropped off at the "Donation Drop-Off Point", which is the basement door on the right side of the Evergreen Building (the 2nd building on the right after entering the MCH campus at 93 Silver Street in Waterville). Donors can drive around the back side of the Evergreen Building to access the Donation Drop-Off Point. Gifts can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. from Monday through Friday. Those who drop off gifts are asked to please fill out a donation slip to leave with their donation bag or box, and to label their gift with “ATTN: Christmas Program.”  

If mailing in a gift, shipments should be addressed to: 

Christmas Program at Maine Children’s Home
93 Silver Street
Waterville, ME, 04901

Christmas Program Needs You

In kind gifts are greatly needed and deeply appreciated all year long, as volunteers and staff at Christmas Program must build inventory throughout the year in order to meet the needs of all of the families who are served by this program. 

Gifts received after this winter season will be used to prepare for next winter. There is no such thing as a gift that is “too early” or “too late”.

Below is a current list of the items that help Christmas Program prepare for the needs of children and families during the winter months.


Make a Monetary Gift to Christmas Program

Monetary gifts to Christmas Program help with the costs of running the program, such as purchasing specific items or clothing sizes when there is a shortage. 

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