You Can Help Support the Maine Children’s Home’s Christmas in July Supplies Drive

In July, the Maine Children’s Home (MCH) is sponsoring a Christmas in July supplies drive to collect holiday items for children in need. While Christmas shopping isn’t something that’s typically top of mind for people in the middle of summer, this effort aims to get ahead of the need (and the season).

Collected items will benefit children throughout Maine whose families are experiencing financial challenges. For this year’s Christmas in July effort, MCH is collecting coloring books, crayons, and family games (new items only).

If your credit union is interested in collecting items at your branch, please contact Elizabeth Barron or Karen Ross at 207-873-4253 for additional information. MCH also is asking community partners to share information about the Christmas in July supplies drive on their social media platforms to help raise awareness about this important effort.

MCH provides year-round assistance to approximately 1,500 Maine children and their families in communities across the state. To learn more about MCH, visit their website at