The Portland Press Herald Toy Fund uses donations from readers to provide toys to about 7,000 Maine children each year who might otherwise not have received holiday gifts because of hardships faced by their parents.

The fund – now in its 65th year – provides toys for needy families in Cumberland, York, Sagadahoc, Lincoln and Knox counties.

Donations continue to be accepted and will help buy toys for next Christmas. Donations can be made on the website or by writing checks to the Portland Press Herald Toy Fund and mailing them to the fund at P.O. Box 7310, Portland, ME 04112.

The campaign’s fundraising goal this season is $250,000. The total raised so far is $117,433.30.

DONATIONS

From the patrons of Howie’s Pub, along with National/Nappi Distributors who donated the snowboards for the raffle … $260

From Lynne and Jade … $40

Howard Pedlikin … $35

Thank you for all your work! – Nancy Spencer … $50

In memory of Sadie and Samson … $50

In loving memory of Ardyth and Dwight Webb of Gorham, with love from their five children … $100

Happy New Year! – from KAK … $30

Happy children! – Amy Shinn … $50

Janice Foster …$ 50

Robert Rossi … $25

Pat Noonan … $100

Brian Fox… $.30

Victoria S. Poole … $50

In memory of Phil Murphy from Shawn, Kim and Maccoy … $30

Anonymous … $100

In memory of loved ones, family and friends from Dan and Lisa Randall … $200

In loving memory of Mary and Ed Legere and Dot and Ben McLaughlin … $100

Bob and Phyllis Wagstaff … $100

In memory of Oma and Gramps – IPC … $150

Merry Christmas to all! Charlie and Connie Dayton … $50

Michael Miller … $1,000

From the office staff of Risk Placement Services Inc., Portland … $225

Intermed … $500

Paul White … $100

Happy New Year! – Keith Powers … $50

Susan Jones … $150

Anonymous … $100

Barry Unnold … $400

Steve and Jane Martin … $250

The Houlihan/Norris family … $100

To all the kids from Line and Jeff … $250

In honor of Grandpa Carl, who loved to play … $50

In memory of A. Douglas Hitchcox from Paul and Sue Hitchcox … $250

Happy holidays from Jon and Tracy Hartman … $25

Steve and Laurie Kazilionis … $150

Year to date: $117,433.30