Maine Christmas Charities

Girl in a red coat giving to the Salvation Army.
Every year ThriftyFun gets numerous requests from people looking for help for their families for Christmas. Since we do not have the resources to offer direct help, we have set up this page to help people find charities in each state. This is a page about finding Christmas charities in Maine.


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December 2, 2011

Waldo Wings of Love provides needy families in Waldo County with new toys, coats, hats, boots and mittens for children and necessary items for babies and new mothers at Christmas.

Maine Children's Home has a Christmas Program that distributes boxes of gifts and clothing to children in low-income families throughout the state.

The Good Shepherd Food Bank may be able to help with holiday meals.


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December 10, 2006

Charities that offer help during the holiday season in Maine. Please post feedback about any charities you may know about.

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By Debbie (Guest Post)
November 15, 20050 found this helpful

Their is a list on the freecycle southern maine site. But this is a really good one that was able to help me good luck to you too.



December 13, 20060 found this helpful

First--God Bless you and your family. Second--Salvation Army is the first place I would go. I live in Florida and I know our church has a mission of giving gifts and full dinners for those who are in need--so I am sure a local church would be more than happy to help you.

By (Guest Post)
December 14, 20060 found this helpful

I don't have any specific suggestions but I do know that many churches and other service groups are there to help you. All you need to do is give them a call. If you are not real comfortable asking, have a friend call.

Also, give a call to the school they are in. In my area, the school as a staff member to help kids in situations and also knows the groups to contact for further assistance.


God Bless

December 15, 20060 found this helpful

Contact your local newspaper and television station. They usually have a list of agencies that participate in gifts for children at Christmas. Catholic Charities, local churches, Boys and Girls Clubs, Toys for Tots Mr. Austin Richards Mattawamkeag/Lincoln, Maine 207-736-7039, Salvation Army (Church Street O.O.B. ME 04064, York County, 207-934-4381 - not sure if this is near you) come to mind. You'll need to hurry because lists fill up quickly and you may run into a problem where most have already filled up. Just don't give up.

By sherley brackett (Guest Post)
December 16, 20060 found this helpful

thank you very much for all your thoughts and help ,may God bless you all this Christmas season .

By (Guest Post)
October 20, 20080 found this helpful

There is nothing that helps the middle class that can't get buy this winter everything helps out the low class which it should but the middle class is whats getting hit so hard this winter. Do you know for assistance through the city for a family of 4 you can only make 1200 a month so if you make 2000 a month you are out of luck. That's unfair. Does anyone know of any help?

By Rebecca (Guest Post)
October 20, 20080 found this helpful

There are some places that can help the middle class, its true that there isn't much help out there for those who make a little bit more than "income guidelines" but Salvation Army helps with Christmas gifts for children, I did it for the first time last year for my boyfriends daughter and will do so again this year for her and our son. If I remember correctly they didn't require any proof of income, I think on the paperwork it does ask what your income is but they didn't even really look at it.

By Liz Naber (Guest Post)
October 31, 20080 found this helpful

The Bruce Roberts fund through the portland press herald has wonderful toys available to families. The deadline is Nov 7, and they provide 4 age appropriate quality toys to each child.


The ask for your income and your expenses and they feel that if you need the help enough to ask then you qualify. Good Luck!

December 14, 20100 found this helpful

Angel tree is one but wings of love out of Belfast Me. Is awesome and help out a lot. Salvation army as was mentioned and my friend told me hands of hope in bangor does stuff.

November 12, 20160 found this helpful

Some help at 133% poverty level.

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