18th Annual Champions for Children and Giraffe Awards

Honoring those who “stick their necks out” for kids

  • DATE: Thursday, October 11, 2012
  • TIME: 5:30-7:30 pm
  • LOCATION: Freeport Hilton Garden Inn

Hors d’oeuvres, dessert buffet, cash bar and live music

FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES OR MORE INFO, CONTACT: Bonnie Colfer, 207.623.1868 x201 bcolfer@mekids.org

Giraffe Awards:

The Maine Children’s Alliance is now accepting nominations for the 18th annual Giraffe Awards, given to those who “stick their necks out for kids.”

Since 1995, MCA has recognized those who do extraordinary work on behalf of children in communities all over Maine. The annual Giraffe Awards program has been so successful in calling attention to the achievements of dedicated volunteers, professionals and organizations that MCA has adopted the giraffe as its symbol for its ongoing efforts to “stick our necks out” to improve the well-being of children, youth and families in Maine.

Children’s advocates are often unsung heroes and the annual awards offer a chance to call attention to the amazing work that people are doing in communities across Maine to help our young people in ways that have lasting and widespread effects.

Click here for nomination form!


Maine Children’s Alliance hosts an annual event, Champions for Children, to celebrate and honor the Giraffe Award winners. This year’s event, scheduled for Thursday, October 11th at the Freeport Hilton Garden Inn, puts a fresh emphasis on kids, with young people helping with every aspect of the event–from musical entertainment to technical support. The event will also feature a silent auction which has gained popularity over the past few years.

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