We were fortunate enough to have Rick Dorion & Elizabeth Baron from The Maine Children's Home in studio with us to talk about one of the most important things they do all year long.. The Christmas Program.

According to their website,

Each year, the Christmas Program at The Maine Children's Home distributes boxes of gifts and clothing to more than 1,700 Maine children. It is the only program of its kind that provides new toys, books, games, and new, warm clothing to boys and girls up to age 12 throughout the state. We could not provide for these children without donations, volunteer efforts, and the outpouring of generosity and ongoing support from our community. We often struggle to collect donations early on before the deadline, since boxes need to be completed two weeks before Christmas so donations of warm clothing, mittens/gloves, pants, boots, coats, books and more are greatly appreciated. We often struggle to collect donations early on before the deadline, since boxes need to be completed during the first week of December. It’s never too late or too early to donate. The Christmas Program is a year-long effort, and we graciously welcome donations anytime. All items donated should be newly purchased and in original packaging free of dents, tears or dirt.