With Christmas right around the corner, many Mainers are feeling the pinch in their wallets.

One of the hardest things for parents to come to terms with in this tight economy is not being able to provide many of the items families want to share with their children during the holiday season.

Once again, the Maine Children's Home is here to help Families that are facing financial hardship with their annual Christmas Program.

This program is a one of a kind program that provides winter essentials, brand new clothing, books, games, toys, and more to over 1500 Maine children. All these items are generously donated by communities sponsors, individual donors and put together by volunteers.

The program is currently accepting applications from families that could use a little help this year to provide gifts and essentials for the upcoming holiday season.

If you have or know someone with children between the ages of newborn to 12 years of age that could desperately use this help. CLICK HERE to apply and learn more about this great program and the eligibility requirements.

The program is also looking for donations if you are able to help in that way. Anything from personal hygiene items, to winter clothing, to new toys and books. CLICK HERE to learn more about being a donor.

We are all in this together, let's all make a difference!

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