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March 2016


Happy spring! I hope you had a wonderful Easter with your family and friends.

It has been a very busy time for all of our programs. In particular, we are very excited about growth in our adoption program and the Turner Counseling Center. It is also a sure sign that summer will be here soon as families are already reaching out to apply for Summer Camp Scholarships.

We're gearing up for a number of events and fundraisers here at The Maine Children's Home, including our much anticipated wine tasting, and in June, our popular yard sale hosted by our hardworking Friends.

Continue reading to see photos from the Easter egg hunt, information on our upcoming events, and generous community contributions that have been made.

Looking forward to an eventful spring,

Richard Dorian, Executive Director

Easter Fun

On Saturday, March 26, more than 125 children joined their families at our annual Easter egg hunt hosted at The Maine Children's Home Waterville campus.

Alyssa McCausland (5 years) of Waterville, and Charles Holmes (23 months) of Winslow, were the proud winners of a bicycle and tricycle.

A huge thank you to our dedicated New Balance volunteers and friends for helping us make this event possible!

In the News

Click here to read the Bangor Daily News post about The Children's Place Early Care and Education Center's recent accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Upcoming Events

Annual Wine Tasting
Thursday, April 14, 6 - 8 p.m.
T&B's Celebration Center, Waterville

Join us for our popular wine tasting tour with Bob Roy from Pine State Trading. Kick back, unwind after work, and mingle with other proud supporters of The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers.

The wine tasting will take place at 6 p.m. at the T&B Event Center, 6 Jefferson Street in Waterville.

Tickets are $30 and are available at the administrative and development offices at The Maine Children's Home campus at 93 Silver Street, Waterville, or by calling 872-0261. We accept MasterCard and Visa over the phone.

Tickets include two elegant Riedel wine glasses and hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and silent auction.

Friends' Annual Yard Sale
Saturday, June 4
The Maine Children's Home campus, Waterville

The Friends organization at The Maine Children's Home is now accepting gently used furniture for the annual yard sale to benefit the Summer Camp Scholarship Program.

Please call 872-0261 to make arrangements to deliver your donations. Please Note: We do not accept used adult clothing, stuffed animals or any items requiring a disposal fee such as mattresses, large electronics, etc.

As always, thank you for your contributions!

Recent Community Support

Thank you to Oxford Networks for their recent generous donation to The Maine Children's Home! We are so appreciative of your support.

Maine Children's Home's Development Director Stephen Mayberry and Executive Director Richard Dorian with Oxford Network's Marketing Manager Paul Badeau.

Kelly Roderick, a member of the Friends organization at The Maine Children's Home, celebrated her birthday by asking friends and family to donate crayons and books to the Christmas Program. Happy Birthday to Kelly, and thank you so much!

If you'd like to contribute to the Christmas Program (a year-round effort!), please click here for a list of the 2016 program needs, or follow Christmas Program Director Cristen Sawyer on Pinterest.

Thank you to Barbara Beardsley for her donation of yoga supplies to benefit the Sharon Abrams Teen Parent School Program's mothers. Barbara's donation was in honor of her dear friend, Edna Rose Perry, who passed earlier this year. Edna spent her long life practicing yoga, and encouraged Barbara to enjoy this activity to promote her well-being and health.

Yoga supplies donated to the Teen Parent School Program.

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Our Hague-accredited adoption program, Maine's longest-operating adoption program, provides expert assistance to those hoping to adopt internationally or domestically. more »

The Harland A. Turner Counseling Center

Offering outpatient mental health counseling, specializing in play and art therapy and adoption counseling. more »

Adoption Counseling

Specialized counseling for people considering adoption as well as adoptive parents, birth parents, and adoptees of all ages. more »

The Sharon Abrams Teen Parent School Program

Providing education, counseling and guidance to pregnant and parenting teens. more »

The Children's Place

Delivering nationally accredited early care and education to children 6 weeks old to age 5. more »

The Christmas Program

The only program of its kind providing new clothing, books, games and toys to underprivileged children throughout Maine. more »

Summer Camp Scholarships

Providing an overnight camp experience to approximately 150 disadvantaged Maine children each year.more »

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