Lobster Roll Fundraiser Gives Kids In Need A Merry Christmas 

Less fortunate kids all across central Maine will have a Merry Christmas, thanks to the combined efforts of local schools, businesses, and a group of hard-working volunteers.Once a year, a group of volunteers get out of bed before dawn and prepare hundreds of lobster roll lunches. “Last year was 400 this year is 500,” said volunteer Kim Nashed.When the lunches are all boxed up and ready, the ladies deliver them to more than 30 schools and businesses all over the area at a price of $10 each. Thanks to Cozy Harbor Seafood, who donated 125 pounds of lobster meat for free, 100% of the proceeds go to the Christmas Program at the Maine Children’s Home For Little Wanderers.This year they raised $5000, the most they’ve ever raised in four years of doing the lobster roll fundraiser. “The money is used for toys, books, clothing, winter items, Thinsulate gloves, hats, scarves, mittens,” said volunteer Lori Hoin.Hoin says the most fulfilling part for the folks volunteering on the project is watching it come full circle in December. “We have tons of volunteers. We pack all the ones with how many children are in each household. We deliver them and then they are gift-wrapped by the actual parents of the families themselves.”For more information on the Christmas Program at The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers, call Cristen Sawyer at 872-0261 or toll free at 1-877-604-4357.