The Hancock County Technical Center's Childhood Education Program is competing in the Career Pathways Competition at SkillsUSA. As part of the competition, students are asked to think about their community and create some type of project based around their technical trade area.

For the HCTC Childhood Education Program they thought of the children in the area. The are a lot of fundraisers for back to school, as well as during the Christmas/Winter season. But, recognizing the fact that children grow so quickly, a lot of new clothing that kids get in September, don't fit so well in April-May! So they have reached out to local agencies in need, and are putting together a "Spring Refresh Clothing Drive, Clothes for Kids"

Items and cash donations may be dropped off at the Hancock County Technical Center on the Boggy Brook Road in Ellsworth. Questions may be directed to the Childhood Education Program Teacher - Meghan Stubbs by email at

And I love this part

Even if they don't place (in the SkillsUSA competition), they will still win, knowing other kids have what they need heading into Spring and Summer!

Suggested items for drop off include

  • New Socks
  • New Sneakers
  • Rain Coats
  • Light Jackets
  • Spring/Summer Clothing sets
  • Outdoor Recreational Toys, for example, balls, bubbles, hula hoops, chalk, frizbees, trucks

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