Christmas in July Results
At the beginning of July Winslow Community Federal Credit Union partnered with the other credit unions in the Kennebec Valley Chapter to benefit the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers. We at WCFCU are happy to say that Christmas in July was a huge success!
The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers is an amazing organization that has several programs that service Mainers, including their Christmas Program. The Christmas Program provides new donated toys and warm winter clothes to children in need. Each family that qualifies typically receives the following for each child twelve years of age or younger:
- Mittens, Thinsulate gloves, and a hat
- Three (3) books
- A large and a small toy
- A warm outfit
- A pajama set
- Snow pants
- Winter coat
Thanks to the members of WCFCU as well as the members of the other Kennebec Valley credit unions, over $800 along with numerous toys and clothes were donated to the Home for Little Wanderers in early August. According to the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers Development Associate, Cristen Sawyer, “This is probably one of the most successful Christmas in July campaigns I’ve ever seen happen”.
While that is very good news, the Christmas Program only has one third of the items they need to provide gifts for all of the children in the program this year. Last year alone the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderer’s gave 1,721 gifts to disadvantaged Maine children. The Maine Children’s Home collects toys and clothes all year to be ready for the Christmas season. If you are interested in making a donation to fill their need there are still three full months until December! Another way to help the program is by volunteering to pack boxes of toys and clothes for the children who will be receiving them. Packing the boxes is a great time and a big help to the program but spots fill up fast! To find out more about the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderer’s Christmas Program and volunteering opportunities visit their website mainechildrenshome.org.