Th Ziemer family is collecting stuffed animals, Marlene’s Cuddles for Kids, to be given to children at both EMMC and Boston Children’s Hospital.

At 10 months old, Marlene Ziemer was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor at Eastern Maine Medical Center earlier this year. She was transported by Lifeflight to Boston Children’s Hospital where she died 10 days after her diagnosis. As a tribute to her life and the care she received at both facilities her family has created Marlene’s Cuddles for Kids.

If you would like to send love to these children during the holiday season, donations of new stuffed animals will be accepted through Dec. 13.

The following locations are drop off points for Marlene’s Cuddles for Kids:

Sangerville: Unitarian Universalist Church of Sangerville and Dover-Foxcroft, corner of Church and Main streets, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 10:30-11 a.m. Sunday.

Waterville — The Universalist Unitarian Church, 69 Silver St., 2-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-noon Sunday.

Newport — High Street Congregational Church, 26 High St., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday. Newport Cultural Center, 154 Main St., 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday

Pittsfield — Pittsfield Town Office, 16 Park St., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Bangor — Pepino’s Mexican Restaurant, 49 Park St., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m.-9 pm. Monday-Wednesday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.

Augusta — University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Drive, Office of Student Life, Randall Student Center 204, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

For more information, call Ariel Ziemer at 948-3687.

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