Dear Portland Press Herald Toy Fund,

My husband and I have five children. We both work, but both of our jobs have cut our hours. My husband now is working two days a week and I am only scheduled for 12 hours a week. This is hard. Our children would really like to get some presents for Christmas, but we can’t buy presents for them. Thank you!

— Parents’ hours cut



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


Donations can 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 $111,526.74.

Merry Christmas from the Richardson family $50

In memory of Ron McClinton and Ron Clark, from Howard Solomon $250

Merry Christmas from Jon & Tracy Hartman $25

Anonymous $250

In loving memory of Carroll Leeman – Georgia Leeman $25


Thank you for your good work, Kathy & Rich Moran $100

In memory of Barbara Schirmer $25

In loving memory of Mary & Edward Legere and Dorothy & Ben McLaughlin $100

Murray Family Foundation $200

John Kazenski $100

In honor of Clifford Babkirk $20


Donald & Patricia Sandos $100

The Bagleys $250

Drumlin Environmental $150

Spotless Sadie & Relic $20

Betsy Medina $60

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