December 19, 2010

Bruce Roberts Toy Fund: Struggling to pay for a better life, parents turn to the Toy Fund for help

Paying for housing and college courses leaves little money for new toys.

By David Hench
Staff Writer

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GIFT PACKS: The Bruce Roberts Toy Fund uses donations from readers of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram to buy gifts for children in need, then distributes the gifts. The fund serves Cumberland, York, Lincoln, Sagadahoc and Knox counties. Gift packs, for children 18 and younger, contain items appropriate to each child’s age and gender.

CONTRIBUTIONS: Send donations to the Bruce Roberts Toy Fund, P.O. Box 7310, Portland, ME 04112. Checks should be made out to the Bruce Roberts Toy Fund. Contributions are also accepted at the newspaper’s offices on the fifth floor at One City Center in Portland and online. Donations of securities are also accepted.

DONORS: Names of donors will be published in the Press Herald/Telegram and listed on

To honor the Technical Operations Team at Wright Express Corp. from The "TOPS" Leadership Team $400

Anthony and Staci Dill $500

Fore River Dock and Dredge Inc. $250

Vreeland Marketing and Design $250

Merry Christmas from AM-AT-UER SERVICE $500

In memory of Marthann Hartford -- Buzz and Sandra Hartford $50

Merry Christmas -- Joyce & Bill $200

Employees of United Insurance -- Falmouth location jeans day fund $200

Civil Rights Team, Memorial Middle School South Portland $250

In memory of deceased Lions -- South Portland Lions Club $700

In loving memory of George and Lee $1,000

Brian and Erin, wonderful grandchildren $25

Avery Yale Kamila $100

Anonymous $100

Phyllis Lynn Reames $100

Shana Dimatteo $50

Marla and Matthew Muzzy $250

Merry Christmas -- Lorraine Sarno $10

Best Wishes -- Russell $250

In loving memory of our parents, William and Martha Horr -- Dick, Jill and family $25

In loving memory of our parents, Miles and Roberta Thompson -- Dick, Jill and family $25

On behalf of our three grandchildren: Gryphon, Zoe and Drake $25

A blessed Christmas -- Jim and Jean Davis $25

Louis and Sharon Campbell $100

Merry Christmas -- Charlie and Rita Tranter $25

In memory of E.B.A. $100

Merry Christmas -- Kevin and Sheryl Jones $100

Port Property Management $250

In memory of my Richard -- Irene Kerrigan $25

In the name of Christine Anderson $100

Ben Odom $150

Jane and Gary Farmer $50

John L. Adams $20

Anonymous $30

Anonymous $50

In honor of siblings. Merry Christmas -- John and Kathy Leach $100

Paul Loring $100

BooCoo Bruce Roberts Auction $1,454.82

In memory of the late Eddie Gillis and his late son, Mark -- Edward Gillis $100

In memory of Ms. Mary E. McCue, RN -- Edward Gillis $100

Today's total: $16,071.52

Total to date: $76,022.06


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