To the Portland Press Herald Toy Fund:

We have come from a country that has had war for many years. I am lucky to have left there and to have been able to bring my family here to a safe place to live. We are living with friends who arrived here a year before we did.

Moving to a new country has been exciting and hard. There is much that we need to do. It would be good if you can help us help our children enjoy Christmas here in our new country. Thank you.

Immigrant parents helping the children enjoy 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 $86,148.09.

From the staff at Scan Group $750

Happy Holidays! $25

Anonymous $20

In memory of the Conant, Reed & McAloney families, by Dorothy & Ed McAloney $50

From Jade & Lynne $35


James & Margaret Folland $100

In memory of our grandfather, Guy Dicentes Jr. – Anthony, Peter & Lisa $50

In loving memory of Uncle Bob – the Millers $75

In memory of Flora & Walters Perkins $100

In memory of Goatie & Roxie from Mya $100

Jill Marmorek $100


D. Brock & Helaine Hornby $200

Joan Moore $50

In memory of E.B.A. $100

Spurwink Rod & Gun Club $100

In loving memory of Babe & Podge $100

Anonymous $35


Margaret & Richard Curran $100

In honor of family & friends – Francis Madeira $75

Leslie & Edward Garber $50

From Kirsten, Lauren, Ella, Annie, Liam, Julianne & Tyler $35

In memory of my grandparents, who loved Christmas $50

Merry Christmas, everyone! $100


Hoping this gift will bring some joy at Christmas! $100

From Isabella (P-Nut) Joyce on her first Christmas, from Michael Joyce $100

Wishing all a wonderful holiday celebration! $10

Merry Christmas from John & Pam Fridlington $250

Happy birthday, Ma Guimont, from Marie $50

In memory of Ellie, Ruth, Allie Perseille & Iona G. $250

Happy Holidays! – Bob, Mary, Tom & Chris Biskup $50

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