Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 29, 2016

Twelfth Annual Passion for Fashion to Benefit The Maine Children's Home's Sharon Abrams
Teen Parent School Program

WATERVILLE, Maine — On Thursday, September 22, The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers will host its twelfth annual Passion for Fashion fundraiser to benefit the agency's Sharon Abrams Teen Parent School Program from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Vintage Manor Event Center—formerly John Martin's Manor—on College Avenue in Waterville.

The Passion for Fashion event includes a fashion show with clothing and accessories from Divine Consigns of Waterville. There will also be a game, dinner, and live and silent auctions. The auction items include a handcrafted dollhouse with furniture, original art, crafts, gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses, and household help from students from Colby and Thomas Colleges. A limited number of pashminas will be on sale.

Tickets to the event are $30, and can be ordered in advance by calling The Maine Children's Home's development office at 207-872-0261.

All proceeds of the event will go to the Teen Parent School Program, the nonprofit's alternative high school program open to pregnant and parenting teens statewide. The program allows students to work toward a high school diploma through academic and life skills courses, while also providing prenatal and parenting instruction.

To learn more about the Teen Parent School Program, please visit

For media interested in learning more about the Teen Parent School Program and how Passion for Fashion's fundraising dollars will support the program, please contact Whitney Moreau at 207-620-9071 or to arrange an interview or a tour at The Maine Children's Home campus in Waterville.


About The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers: The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers features a full Hague-accredited adoption program that provides assistance to families hoping to adopt internationally or domestically. The Maine Children's Home, founded in 1899, gives children and Maine families hope for the future and a chance at a better life. In addition to the adoption program, the agency offers outpatient counseling, the Teen Parent School Program, The Children's Place Early Care and Education Center, a summer camp scholarship program, and a Christmas Program that provides clothing and toys to underprivileged Maine children.

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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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