Dear Portland Press Herald Toy Fund,

We are having a very hard time making ends meet. We both work and I know that a lot of people are also having a hard time. I would just like to have my children enjoy their Christmas with a few presents. I am very grateful for any help from the Toy Fund.

Thank you so much,

Working parents who have a hard time making ends meet

The Portland Press Herald Toy Fund aims to provide toys for 7,000 children in Cumberland, York, Sagadahoc, Lincoln and Knox counties. Applications are being accepted and readers of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram are once again encouraged to put smiles on children’s faces during the holiday season.

Applications can be downloaded at or call 791-6672 to have one mailed to you or pick one up at the Welcome Center desk on the fifth floor of One City Center in Portland.

Donations can also be made on the website or checks can be made out to the Portland Press Herald Toy Fund and mailed to P.O. Box 7310, Portland, ME 04112. The campaign’s fundraising goal this year is $300,000. The total raised so far is $52,921.


In memory of Mom, from Ronnie Small $50

Pearl & Robert Poland $25

Elizabeth Weir $50

Anonymous $20

Gaston Lee $50

Frank & Constance Harrison $50

Maine Golf Course Superintendents Association $60

Standish Bunketts $30

Merry Christmas! $100

Hope this helps a family enjoy Christmas! $100

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! $50

In memory of my grandparents, from Ann Leamon $100

Merry Christmas to all the children of Maine! Elizabeth Bischof $25

In the name of Mary Dresser from Art & Carol Dresser $100

In lieu of office gift exchange, Sara, Bill & Sue $75

In memory of Michael D. Allen – Kelly & John $100

In memory of our best friend, Sebastian, from Ed & Dot $25

Merry Christmas from the Center for Performance Improvement at Maine Medical Center $100

William & Barbara Merten $100

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