December 16, 2016

This year marks the 24th annual Polar Bear Dip Pledge. It is being held February 11, 2017 at the Snow Pond Center for the Arts in Sidney, Maine. All donations go towards helping our families in need. Remember - if you don't want to Dip (and I don't blame you there) you can donate or pledge a dipper on line! 

A $25 donation fills a family's Weekend Food Bac...

December 13, 2016

As colder weather and months of snow approach, keeping your kids warm and comfy in lower temperatures becomes everyone's priority.  Wearing clothes that retain heat and keep out cold drafts - like microfiber, fleece and wool -  is a good start. Good outerwear will repel water and liquid to prevent your child's clothes from getting wet.


November 29, 2016

Tuesday, November 29th marks the annual day of giving. It is held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and following cyber Monday, it marks the beginning to the season of giving and generosity. 

"#GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platf...

November 24, 2016

The AYC is so thankful for our community: wonderful kids who run the halls daily and remind us why we are here, doting parents watching their young ones reach new heights, exercisers young and old, devoted staff, engaged Board, and amazing donors!  We are nothing without all of you - THANK YOU!

What are you thankful for?  Please share your stories here: jor...

November 22, 2016

The AYC annual Thanksgiving Dinner this year was another success. The dinner served 757 meal, 330 of which were to children. thank you to the Volunteer Servers from New Balance and local Community Members. 

AND A BIG "WOW! Thank you!" to Kitchen Staff  Lydia Butler, Tara Nadeau, and Ms. Shirley. 

We received so many generous donations from this comm...

November 14, 2016

Teaching your kids the importance of giving thanks and learning how to do that during the holidays is the most important part of the season. There are a variety of ways to teach kids how to show someone you are thankful, what being thankful truly means, and what to be thankful for. 

Below are some cute crafts and projects to introduce the topic of thanks tha...

November 9, 2016

Every Year we serve Thanksgiving Dinner to hundreds of folks in our community for free.  Last year we served 692 meals and are hoping to reach 750 this year!

Community residents who enjoy this meal include folks from:

     - Sacred Heart Soup Kitchen

     - Families Matter 

     - Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter

     - Re...

November 2, 2016

All month long, Boys & Girls Clubs of America will celebrate brave soldiers and their families during Military Fa