Dear Portland Press Herald Toy Fund,

I work at a local business and am making decent money. I had been unemployed for two years, and our expenses and bills trying to catch up exceed our funds. My wife is pregnant and will not have any income while she is on FMLA. We have two daughters that are growing fast and eat plenty!

Any help you can give to help us give them a happy Christmas is gladly appreciated.

Thank you so much!

— Working dad



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 $105,118.74.

In loving memory of John & Carol Conley – Jeanne Conley $100

The eighth-grade boys basketball Shoot-a-thon at Memorial Middle School $231

Emily Caffrey $100

Red Claws 50/50 Holiday event $272

Portland Press Herald Toy Fund Red Claws fundraiser $196.38

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