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.


Eddie’s Variety  $424.16

In memory of Papa  $25

Lydia Howes  $30

In memory of Uncles Tim, Peter & Michael – Merry Christmas  $100

From KAJESABSATOGR – (In the tradition of Jocijianna)  $90

Sun Insurance Trust  $50

SAD 51 K-8 Penny Drive coordinated by Mr. Brookes’ 5th grade  $1,351.60

The Candelore Family  $100

John and Jean Northrop  $100

Westbrook Senior Citizens  $50

In memory of mother Judy and Aunt Elsine from Micki & Bill  $250

In memory of James Lynch and Mary & Ben Lyons  $300

The Erb Family  $100

Richard and Jennifer Hubbell  $200

Total year-to-date:  $136,854.46

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