Waban’s Annual Telethon
Every year communities in southern Maine come together to support Waban’s Telethon. For the past two years, funds have supported the new state-of-the-art Autism Therapy Wing at the Fraser Ford Child Development Center. In 2018, the community raised over $95,000 to support our teachers, case workers, clinical support and staff’s dedicated efforts on behalf of children who need specialized programs and services.
Please help us make this year our largest and most successful Telethon yet!
Our 48th annual Telethon is happening on March 16, 2019.
Head to our Facebook page to see great photos from last year’s Telethon.
The 2019 Telethon
The 2019 Telethon is just around the corner! Mark your calendars for March 16, when we’ll have special guests from the community joining us at St. Ignatius Gym on Riverside Avenue in Sanford. All day long, we’ll be taking calls, showcasing items available with your donation, and raising funds to support our vital mission. Scroll on to check out some of the gifts we’ll be giving out during the Telethon. And don’t miss our special, day-of raffle, where you could win an Apple Watch, an Alexa, a $250 Visa gift card, a canoe and kayak, or a recliner from Landry’s Furniture Barn.
Check out this year’s gifts!
In addition to our fun activities and special guests, Waban will have a number of unique items donated by local businesses available when you pledge. These items will be available starting at 10 a.m. on March 16, when you can call in (to (207) 324-5344 or 1-877-544-4275) or visit us at St. Ignatius Gym in Sanford. But we couldn’t wait to show you what’s up for offer to date…
Last year’s telethon
The 47th Annual Waban Telethon was held on Saturday, March 17, at the St. Ignatius Gym on Riverside Avenue in Sanford. The Telethon was sponsored by the St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish. Individuals, businesses, clubs and organizations once again came together as a community in support of Waban to raise $95,562!
It was a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with donors, volunteers, visitors and entertainers gathering to kick off activities at 10am. The Returnables band opened the Telethon with some upbeat rock ‘n roll on the stage. Guests and viewers enjoyed the children from Fraser-Ford Child Development Center as they performed an adorable rendition of Old MacDonald’s Farm, complete with costumes and pictures. Ben Guillemette and his band of fiddlers gave the Irish flavor needed for the day, and musical groups, To Be Determined, Brian Wardwell, Pretty Girls Sing Soprano, Joe Sailor, Long Road Home and MECA kept everyone entertained throughout the afternoon. READ MORE…
Read more about past telethons