Aid for Kids needs online support

12 years ago

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer

    HOULTON — The Aid for Kids charitable foundation has done a lot of good things for children over the years, but now it needs some help from local residents.
    Aid for Kids has been named a state finalist in the Tom’s of Maine “50 States for Good” initiative. The initiative is a national program created by the leading natural products manufacturer to support the goodness behind grassroots community projects. It features one nonprofit finalist from each state and invites the public to vote for their favorite organization. The charity with the most votes will receive $50,000. The next five organizations receiving the most votes will win $20,000 each.
    Danette Ellis, a volunteer with the Aid for Kids Foundation, learned a short time ago that the organization was a finalist, but was unable to announce it until Sept. 10. She encourages people to vote for Aid For Kids by casting their ballot at www.facebook.com/TomsofMaine.
    “This is one of those contests where people cast their vote online so we are trying to get the word out as quickly as we can,” Ellis said.
    Those that wish to donate a new warm coat to a Maine child in need can do so by sending a check for $20 to Aid for Kids, 18 Market Square, Houlton, Me. 04730.