The Portland Press Herald Toy Fund in the Spirit of Bruce Roberts uses donations from readers to provide holiday toys to thousands of Maine children who might otherwise not receive holiday gifts because of hardships faced by their parents.

The fund – now in its 67th year – provided gifts during this holiday season to needy families in Cumberland, York, Sagadahoc, Lincoln and Knox counties.

Donations to help buy the toys 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 fund continues to raise money toward its goal of $200,000.


Alex Michaud  $100

Anonymous  $100

Merry Christmas from Lakin and Olivia  $100

Anonymous  $100

Merry Christmas from Sarah & John B.  $100

In memory of Ralph & Barbara  $20

Merry Christmas! Jason Libby  $50

Anonymous  $40

Andy & Dick Hall  $50

In memory of my dad, A. Douglas Hitchcox, from Paul & Sue Hitchcox  $250

Merry Christmas to all!  $400

Anonymous  $30

Anonymous  $100

Anonymous  $50

In honor of my grandchildren, Max, Matilda, Isabella, Anica, Joss & Wyatt, from Terri Messer  $100

Total to date:  $133,683.70

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