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Christmas in July

christmas in july full boxGear up for the giving season at Winslow Community Federal Credit Union because Christmas in July is almost here. WCFCU is partnering with eight other local credit unions to support the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers’ Christmas Program in their mission to collect new toys and warm clothing for disadvantaged children in the state of Maine.

Each year the Maine Children’s Home collects new, unopened, and unwrapped toys and warm winter clothes to give to Maine children in need. Last year the Maine Children’s home gave away 1,721 gifts to children 12 years of age and under during the Christmas season!

Maine families in need contact the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanders who then collect gifts donated by people like you or buy them with donated money. Their Christmas Program serves children who are 12 or younger by being the only Maine program of its kind that provides toys, warm clothes, books, and family games for them. Since the boxes of toys and clothes are packed during the first week of December, it is important for the Maine Children’s Home to start collecting donations very early. In fact, the Maine Children’s Home collects gifts all year round in order to have everything they need so they can pack the boxes. Winslow Community FCU is doing our part by participating in Christmas in July so the Maine Children’s Home can meet their deadline.

If you’re interested in helping the Maine Children’s Home’s efforts you can stop by the credit union and check out the wish list of toys and clothing that participating families are asking for. Please bring in new, unwrapped gifts as well as winter clothes or a cash donation. Cash donations will be collected and presented to the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers as a check.

Christmas in July is all month long so you can bring in gifts from July 1st until July 31st. Gifts can be placed in our collection box in the lobby. Let’s get together to spread the cheer and help make every Maine child’s Christmas very merry.

If you want more information on the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers or would like to learn about volunteering opportunities go to their website at mainechildrenshome.com