SOUTH PORTLAND — A fund has been set up for donations to aid the Calkins family, whose home on Osborne Street was destroyed by fire Friday.

Mark and Denise Calkins have long been active in local community theater and school and church musical programs. They have two sons, Max, 10, and Sam Lennon, 16.

“Denise and Mark are both unusual people in their generosity and kindness,” said Nancy Vanites, president of the Tri City Community Chorus. “I’ve known Denise for nine years and she’s one of those people who exude a joy and a calm.”

Despite the fire, Mark Calkins will play the lead role in a musical adaptation of “The Gift of the Magi,” set to open Friday night at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Kennebunk.

Ticket sales from that performance and the Saturday night show at the Dunaway Community Center in Ogunquit will go toward providing a Christmas for the family.

Anyone interested in donating to The Calkins Family Relief Fund may do so at any branch of the Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution. The mailing address is 50 Industrial Park Road, Saco, ME 04072-1840.

Checks should be made out to The Calkins Family Relief Fund.