CHERRYFIELD, ME – Mission Family and Community Resource Coordinator Stephanie Moores thought the school children she works with through the Mission EdGE Program might enjoy making Christmas Cards for elderly neighbors living nearby in the Narraguagus Nursing Home. So, Stephanie invited the children, and their families, to make Christmas cards as December’s Family Engagement project.
The results? Stephanie said, “I delivered over 50 cards to the nursing home. Some made during EdGE school programs, and some by EdGE families.” In photo included here, said Stephanie, EdGE student, Alan, “is filling out his Christmas cards. He said he ‘enjoyed spending time with my family, thinking about good wishes for people.'”
Thank you, Q106.5 for including Maine Seacoast Mission’s Christmas Program in your ’10 Ways to Help Brighten the Holiday for Mainers in Need.’
Maine Seacoast Mission Christmas Program
The Maine Seacoast Mission began delivering Christmas gifts to lighthouse keepers and island residents more than 100 years ago, and they continue that tradition today. Gifts can be purchased through the Seacoast Mission Amazon wish list, or bought locally and mailed to the mission. Find more information about how to contribute on the Maine Seacoast Mission website.
It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to Witham Family Hotels in Bar Harbor.
Each year recently, Witham Family Hotels hosts a Charitable Christmas Celebration fundraiser. Among its many positives, the Celebration provides gifts for the Mission’s Christmas Program.
This year’s 7th Annual Charitable Christmas Celebration on December 8th was held at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel in Bar Harbor. This wonderful event offered holiday crafts, hot cocoa and cookies, Santa letter writing, a photo booth, a raffle, and a visit with Santa himself!
Witham Family Hotels’ donations the Mission’s Christmas Program includes science kits, bikes, dolls, art supplies, books — all wonderful gifts children will be thrilled to receive. Thank you for helping make this a merrier Christmas.
NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME – This holiday season the Mission is offering supporters a heartfelt way to honor family and friends. Honoring someone, such as Ms. Joyce Young, his daughter Michelle, and Ms. Wanda Theobald’s tribute to late husband, father, and brother, Morris “Moe” Young, shows great esteem.
“Being one of twelve children from Gouldsboro,” writes Ms. Theobald of her brother, Moe “was a recipient of the generosity of the Seacoast Mission as a child. Seeing that car drive in, knowing there was a special gift for each of us, made such an impact. As he got older, Moe would say that it really made a difference, and how grateful he was.”
A bus driver for Gouldsboro and Ellsworth, Moe Young’s “kind and caring heart touched many lives,” continued his sister. “If you knew Moe and are able to donate to this amazing program, please do so in his memory. He was so loved and is missed by many.”
From now until Christmas, for a small donation to help with the Mission’s work, the names of honorees will be handwritten on Mission holiday ornaments, and displayed on the Colket Center Christmas tree in Northeast Harbor.
Who in your life would you like to honor? Click here.
NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — Honoring someone is recognizing their value to the world and to us. This holiday season the Mission is offering supporters a heartfelt way to honor people in their lives.
From now until Christmas, for a small donation the names of people honored will be handwritten on Mission holiday ornaments, and displayed on the Colket Center Christmas tree in Northeast Harbor.
These photos show the Mission ornament honoring Director of Service Programs and Scholarship Coordinator Wendy Harrington.
Wendy joined the Mission in 2002. She and her husband, Charlie, helped create the EdGE Program. Wendy was also instrumental in the Mission food security programs, housing rehabilitation, and community events at the Mission Community Center.
In the Mission’s May 2021 eNewsletter, Wendy said, “My work was, and is, centered on families and community and the belief that children thrive when they have the support of the people around them.”
It is an honor to both know and work with Wendy Harrington.
Who in your life would you like to honor? Click here.
The Mission is launching our Christmas Program 2021. We invite you to help us put presents under trees for individuals and families unable to do it alone.
Each year at Christmas time, through the kindness of our donors, the Mission provides holiday gifts to children, families, the elderly, and nursing home residents. Spreading Christmas cheer is one of the Mission’s oldest traditions.
It began more than 100 years ago with gifts wrapped with red string and white paper to island residents and lighthouse keepers. Today our Christmas program includes mainland families and individuals along the Downeast coast in rural Washington County.
Please complete this form to enroll your child or children in the Mission’s Christmas Program. We have limited slots this year for parents to come to the Elves Workshop in person to choose gifts for their children.
If you would like to give a gift, or help the Mission give gifts, you can do so online or through traditional mail.
Items ordered online from the Mission’s new Amazon Christmas List will be shipped directly to the Mission. You can also download a PDF version of our traditional Christmas Wish List for 2021, pick a gift from the Wish List, and mail your gift to the address given.