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In Kind

In-Kind Donations

Can't support with cash? Maybe you can help by donating an item!

In-Kind Donations: An in-kind donation is a donation of non-monetary product or service. Unfortunately, we cannot accept used items. All items must be new. Donations such as this provide great benefit in helping Make-A-Wish® Maine stretch our dollars in support of Maine's deserving wish kids. We are very appreciative of your support.

Contribute Items to our Wish Closet: Make-A-Wish Maine provides "travel bags" filled with all kinds of fun things for all wish children and their siblings who are going on travel related wishes. AND, since travel related wishes make up about 70% of the wishes we grant every year...that's a lot of goodies needed to put inside! We have a wish closet in our Portland office that has been depleted of all kinds of different items to fill travel bags, and we could use some help stocking it up again! Below are some examples of the types of items we're looking for - basically anything fun to keep kids occupied while waiting in airports or to occupy their time while in the air.

  • Disposable cameras – including underwater disposable cameras
  • Memory sticks to store photos
  • Small handheld electronic games
  • Travel Games Donations of backpacks to our wish closet
  • Playing cards
  • Crayons and markers
  • Autograph books
  • 'tween to teenage books 
  • 'tween to teenage magazines
  • Teen backpacks or tote bags
  • Bead and craft kits
  • Teen/adult toothbrushes
  • Picture books
  • Word search books, crossword books, activity books, sudoku books
  • Phone cards (both for U.S. and international travel)
  • A working helium tank to be able to blow up balloons

    *Note: Make-A-Wish does not accept stuffed animals for our wish closet.

Those are just a few ideas to get you started! You can hold a collection drive for the items, or you can hold a fundraiser and then use the money to shop for the items yourself.

For more information, or if you have questions regarding items for our Wish Closet, please contact Meredith at 207-221-2306 or


Make-A-Wish® Maine
477 Congress Street
Suite M1
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 221-2306
Toll Free (800) 491-3171