Dear Portland Press Herald Toy Fund, 

Thank you so much for continuing the Toy Fund. The Bruce Roberts Toy Fund was very important to our family when we needed help in the ’70s. We had five children and hard times. All of our children are grown now. I am 76 now and very proud to contribute this $100 to help families provide toys to their children this year. 

Thank you,

– Father of five remembering the help he received 

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 $61,569.

In memory of Arthur & Polly and Leo & Eleanor, our Parents. Wilfred & Wendy Joy…$50

Dr. & Mrs Peter B. Webber…$50

Colman James… $52

In memory of our dads, Tom & Jack. Judy Lloyd & David Wallace…$25

In memory of Grammy & Grampy Sandbery. Al & Dottie Lappin…$25

Al & Dottie Lappin…$25

Marjorie Bartlett…$30

Christa Fricke…$35

In loving memory of our parents, Nate & Ruth Sullivan and Georg & Ann Gellerson. Deb & Pete…$50

In memory of our loving parents. Bill & Carol Bragdon…$50

Jim & Pauline Salter…$50

In memory of my parents Wakine and Anna Tamous. Arlene McCracken…$25

The Westbrook Office of the Maine Staffing Group…$100

In memory of Thomas McDonough. Kathryn Higgins…$75

Andrew Rasmussen…$300

To provide the kind of Christmas I was lucky enough to have. Marti Mayne…$20

In memory of my mother. Anonymous…$50

Dorothy Bruce…$50

Advisory 216, KHS… $40.50

Joseph & Mary Gill…$100

Merry Christmas from the Dean Family. Nancy & Timothy Dean…$50

Louis & Sharon Campbell…$100

Ashley Sanborn… $25

In loving memory of Paul Cronin. Mary Auston Dowd & George Calvert…$200

In loving memory of our Great Grandparents Emmons and Joan Johnson. From Daniel, Elizabeth, and Sean…$150

In memory of our loving parents. Harry & Betty Pearson…$25

Diane Walp…$50

Artie & Edna…$25

John & Judith Mercurio…$50

David & Susan Wheatland…$100

Insurance Trust…$75

In loving memory of Arlene & Ben Thompson, Martin Arnold, and Debbie Gilmore. Suzanne Nelson…$100

Yarmouth Visitor Center…$20

In loving memory of Jack R Hines Sr. From the Hines Family…$30

Mary Peterson & Dorothy Connor…$100

Robert A Peterson…$200

Kenneth & Jill Ryan…$100

Jill & Richard Gorham…$100

Marion & William Vierow…$75

Ben Odom…$150

Maine Medical Center, Division of Facilities Management…$270

Miss Campbell’s Class Grade 1-2, Durham Community School…$25

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