Seacoast Mission “Wish List” online

CHERRYFIELD — Each year at Christmastime, the Maine Seacoast Mission distributes about 10,000 holiday gifts to more than 3,200 children, families, nursing home residents and prisoners.

The tradition of Mission Christmas presents began more than 100 years ago when the Mission brought gifts to island residents and lighthouse keepers.

Now, donors bring new items to the Mission throughout the year to be distributed on the islands and in Hancock and Washington counties over the holidays.

The Mission also hosts the “Elves’ Workshop” in the Weald Bethel Community Center, where people can choose gifts they would like to give to their families.

To find out how to help the Mission’s Christmas program, download the 2018 Christmas Program Wish List at

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