Dear Portland Press Herald Toy Fund,

My two daughters and I are living in a shelter. I have zero income and have been working on getting work, but I was in a bad car accident and my back hurts really bad. I do not have insurance so it has been hard to get help for it.

It would be really nice if I can get some help to give my daughters something for Christmas.

Thank you.

– Family in shelter that needs help

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 $58,346.50.


In loving memory of Dorothy Legassie from her family.


Early morning running group $341.50

In memory of William and Ruth Titcomb. Scott Titcomb $25

In memory of Pepre. Janice Foster $50

Merry Christmas! Helen L. Peterson $20

Yvette Michaud $75

Anonymous $100

Shirley Todd – one of Santa’s elves $25

Bruce & Marion Hopkins $100

Aerial Tower $100

Thankful for our grandchildren, Emme and Eli – John & Joan Voyer $50

Ronald & Barbara Peaker $100

In memory of Don, Margaret M. Weller $50

In memory of Kelly Stevens from Virginia Morong $25

In memory of Howard Fox & Rebecca Fox Carr $25

Dawn Leland $15

In honor of Julian & Laura from Robert & Carol Jones $50

Pleasant Holiday Season, Peter & Joline Geary $25

In memory of Mert & Prudy – Virginia Marsters $100

Al & Matthew $50

in memory of Mon Pere, Gramma Sanderson, Ginger Pye, Nutmeg Pye, who all loved Christmas $200

Mary, Jim & Maddie $25

Amvet’s Post No. 25 $100

In memory of Ton Pols

Ralph & Jamie Dean $25

Paul Bilodeau $40

Frank & Deborah Pecoraro $1,000

Merry Christmas! Lexxi, Pennie & Paws $500

Mr. & Mrs. A Donald Grosset $50

Judith & Gordon Oliver $25

Patricia Bernard $50

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