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Easy ways to give

A few easy ways to give…and please share these opportunities with your friends, also!

Amazon Smile
When you shop on, choose “” as the web address and select Western Maine Center for Children as the non-profit organization of choice. A portion of your purchase will be donated to WMCFC.

The “Bottle Box”
Our bottle redemption box is situated in the front of the Mountainside Grocery store (to the right of the front door). The store is located at the bottom of the Sugarloaf Access Road.

“Clink” bag redemption at Hannaford Stores
Pick up some Clink bags in the lobby of the CV Public Library and Community Center and return your redeemable bottles and cans at your local Hannaford anywhere across the State of Maine!

Recycle your ink and toner cartridges, old cell phones or electronics with us and Funding Factory gives us credit for school supplies! Drop off items at WMCFC or the Sugarloaf Child Care Center in Gondola Village.
< As always, thank you for your support! The little things really do add up!

Sugarloafer Since gear is back!

Actually, it never left. But we are sure you know of someone special who would love a Sugarloafer Since fleece, LL Bean tote, or cool hat to flaunt their time at their favorite mountain. Click on the link to the right (under “Pages”) to view the description of items and to place your order.

Feel free to also email us with inquiries or orders: Please note, we do not currently have an order pending, but we are happy to speak with you about having a Sugarloafer Since item special ordered for you!

Thank you!!!

We wish to thank everyone who purchased tickets to our Spring Raffle this year, and to all who spread the word to make this event a success. WMCFC child care is a significant part of the Sugarloaf community and the support is truly appreciated by all of our families with children in the programs.

The winning tickets were drawn at The Rack prior to a performance by The Outerspace Band on Sunday evening. Our lucky winners were Bailey Sitz, Christine Proulx, Sarah Strunk, and Mary Gregor. They will have one more fun activity to add to their summer schedule this year thanks to the generous donations of prizes by Kip Files/Victory Chimes, Jay Reynolds/Southport Charters LLC, and Keith Deschambeault/Acadian Seaplanes.

If you have some time, please check out the websites below to learn more about these businesses and the neat trips they provide:

Thanks again to all, and we hope you get a chance to enjoy some of this great spring skiing!!!

Community Matters More voting is now open

Click here to cast your vote in BSB Community Matters More

If you’ve never taken part in this opportunity before, now is the time. Western Maine Center for Children is a write-in candidate under the “Western” group for a donation from Bangor Savings Bank as part of the Community Matters More program. (Details are in the link below). This generous program helps support a lot of non-profits throughout the State. Thank you in advance for taking the time to consider participating 🙂

TerraCycle at WMCFC…Join Us!

WMCFC is participating in the TerraCycle program which collects items that are usually thrown in the trash, in order to recycle and at the same time, earn money for our programs. We are currently collecting the following items:

Drink Pouches (like Capri Sun, for example)
Yogurt Containers
Cookie Packaging
Chip Bags
Energy Bar Wrappers
Cell Phones
Digital Cameras
Spread Containers
Ink Jets

Our fearless “Brigade” leader is Marcia White. For more information check out the TerraCycle website and start collecting! The kids and the Earth will thank you!

Happy Summer!

Black Fly season is coming to an end and summer is upon us as of today. There is a lot going on up here in the coming months, with the Stratton Family Festival in June and Kingfield Days in July. The kids here at Western Maine Center for Children have been enjoying the playground more and more each day with all the great weather we’ve been having and since our tadpoles grew into little frogs, we took a field trip to release them back into the wild. The plants in our garden are growing and life is good here at WMCFC!

For the older set, Outdoor Adventure Camp in Carrabassett Valley will be starting the week of July 9th. This camp is geared for kids aged 4-13 years and runs weekly through August 17th. The camp offers overnight trips for ages 8 and up as well as great hikes, and age appropriate activities for all the kids including swim, tennis, golf and others. For more information contact Marcia White at 207-237-6909 or email It’s a perfect reason to come on up and spend some time at your “winter” place for a week and enjoy the beauty of Carrabassett Valley in the summer time.

If you have younger children that are not quite old enough for Outdoor Adventure Camp, feel free to give WMCFC a call for child care services. We are open M-Th and would be happy to see some new faces.

Halloween 2010

On October 29th, the children were able to trick-or-treat this year in the base area of the Sugarloaf resort, as they had done in the past, prior to the relocation of the child care to the Carrabassett Valley Community Building. Many thanks to Dave Koenig for transporting the children and to CVA for the use of their shuttle bus for the morning. It was quite a sight to see the bus filled with carseats! Among the revelers were a little hamburger, a monkey, princesses, a little skunk, a giant jellyfish, a dragon or two, a pink pig, superman and a bumblebee. It’s safe to say that a good time was had by all. Check back for pictures!