Dear Portland Press Herald Toy Fund,

We moved to Maine four years ago; two years later my husband left me to raise three boys alone. I work 25 hours a week, but my expenses are greater than my income. I have been searching for full-time work with benefits, but have not been successful.

I would love to enjoy Christmas with my boys without the anxiety and stress of little to nothing under the tree. They are sweet, hardworking boys with great hearts. I would like to give them a present or two.

Thank you for your help.

Stressed mom 

The Portland Press Herald Toy Fund aims to provide toys for 7,000 children in Cumberland, York, Sagadahoc, Lincoln and Knox counties.


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 $105,973.74.

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Merry Christmas! From Jack & Wyatt Carlson $100

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In honor of the Dubes – Jamie, Christina & Charlotte – Beth Erickson $250

Merry X-mas, Jamie! Love, Jill, Ched & the boys $100

Anonymous $30

In memory of Lori Allen $50

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