Dear Portland Press Herald Toy Fund:

I am currently living with my mom. I have no income and have been searching for work. I need to swallow my pride and ask for help for Christmas. If I don’t ask for help, my children will not have anything for Christmas. Thank you for all you do to brighten kids’ holidays.

Merry Christmas!

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 $83,738.09.


In memory of a mother’s love… $100

In memory of Bob Fissmer… $50

All children deserve Christmas… $50

May every child experience Christmas joy! – Melodie Cook… $100

In memory of Kyle St. Clair – Fran Aceto… $25

Merry Christmas from Sonny Boy!… $50


Merry Christmas… $50

For Buelo… $100

Happy Holidays! – Samantha Minton… $25

The Cross family… $50

Wishing the children of Maine a Happy Holiday!… $100

For the children… $100


Merry Christmas!… $50

Happy Holidays! – Linda Coleman… $500

In memory of Howard Krantman and Stan Bennett… $50

Merry Christmas – Janice Sawyer… $25

In memory of Harold & Rowena Farrington from David & Susan Shedd… $100

Merry Christmas… $100


From our parents, who loved the children… $25

With love… $100

From the staff at The Scan Group Inc. In honor of all… $50

All Children deserve the magic of the holidays. – Marlies Ouwinga… $25

In honor of Bruce Marstaller, who helps so many. Love, your family – Wendy Marstaller… $25

John and Deborah Fossum… $50


Anonymous… $50

In loving memory of Albert C. Stanley… $50

In loving memory of Raymond J. Hood… $50

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas… $100

To help the children celebrate Christmas in Maine – Derek Romano…$40

Kevin & Brian… $100


To those no longer with us… $100

Merry Xmas from Preston & Addi… $50

To all those who make Christmas special… $25

To families in Maine… $100

In memory of Justin… $25

The Weinrich Family… $100


Gift on behalf of Rhonda Schaeffer… $50

In memory of Richard E Valentino from his family… $50

In memory of our daughter, Lerin – Robert and Maryanne Foley… $100

In the spirit of Christmas!… $50

Happy Holidays! – Nicole Dayton… $250

In memory of Nancy Loeffel… $50


Anonymous… $50

That all kids may experience the joy of Christmas – John Hunnewell… $50

The Collins family… $100

In loving memory of my beloved mother and son, Della Fogg & Mitchell Kessler – Carlene Kessler… $100

Greenberg & Greenberg… $100

In memory of Joann & Guy Rowe. Remembering all our wonderful moments with you. Love, Lisa, Lindy, Miranda & Carley… $50


In memory of Trudy and Sally. Two ladies who loved Christmas! Lenore & Kelly Kells… $50

In memory of Diana. Thornton & Lucrezia Candage… $20

In memory of John MacKenzie. Eleanor MacKenzie… $25

Patricia Noonan… $100

Michael Scott… $40

In memory of John Sauschuck – Portland Police Benevolent Association… $250


Mary B. Eddy… $100

In loving memory of Luther O Harley II. Ronald Beard & Lillian Beard Harley… $250

Bruce & Jenne Merrill… $25

Jane & Jim Pringle… $100

Riley Hasson – 78 out of 100 foul shots! Deb Smith… $75

In loving memory of Linda Jellison Mills… $50


Elizabeth McBrady… $100

In memory of Ella & Buck. John Bickford… $25

For grandsons Hayden, Tyler, and Spencer… $75

In memory of Seth Jordan. Bob & Nancy Jordan… $100

Mary & Jesse Senore… $60

The Kane Family… $100


In memory of our parents Domenico & Anna Floridino and Philis Peverada, Tony & Angie Peverada & family. Anthony & Angelina Peverada… $50

Shaw’s Supermarket… $899.75

Riverside Women’s Golf Association… $450

Robert & Linell Slatowicz … $20

David Turnbull… $175

In memory of Joe Rocky Trelethen from his geology students… $ 0.25

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