WATERVILLE — The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers’ strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned the agency a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, according to a news release from Nancy Marshall Communications. This is the first time that The Maine Children’s Home has earned this top distinction.

“The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers’ exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” said Michael Thatcher, president & CEO of Charity Navigator in the release. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers.”

“It’s very important that our donors trust that we’re using their gifts and donations wisely to accomplish The Maine Children’s Home’s Mission,” said The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderer’s executive director, Richard Dorian in the release. “The 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters the agency’s good governance and financial accountability.”

The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers’ rating and other information about charitable giving are available on charitynavigator.org. More detailed information about The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers’ rating is available to registered Charity Navigator users, free of charge.

To learn more about The Maine Children’s Home, visit mainechildrenshome.org.