CHERRYFIELD, ME — Monica and Amity Chipman organized a toy drive for the Seacoast Mission’s Christmas program. A Milbridge retail and wholesale live lobster business, Chipman’s Wharf invited fishermen, customers, friends and family to donate new toys to the Mission.
The Chipman children delivered more than 50 toys to the Elves Workshop. Children in the photo are Nash, Maverick, Wesley, Elena, Madelyn and Isaac Chipman. Thank you.
Each year, through Christmas events and programs, Maine Seacoast Mission distributes about 10,000 holiday gifts to more than 3,200 children, families, nursing home residents, and prisoners at Christmastime.
This includes the “Elves’ Workshop” in the Weald Bethel Community Center at our Downeast Campus in Cherryfield, ME. At the “Elves Workshop,” people can choose the gifts to give their families.
The tradition of Mission Christmas presents began more than 100 years ago when the Mission brought gifts to island residents and lighthouse keepers.
To find out how you can help the 2016 Christmas program, download the 2016 Christmas Wish List (PDF) and/or contact Marilyn Nickson.