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.


In memory of Mary  $50

Anonymous  $25

Merry Christmas, Bruce Marstaller – Love, your family  $25

From Sage & Susan Reed  $75

Ann & Greg Fisher  $100

Robert Rossi  $25

Roxanne Jones  $50

In memory of Victor Thayer and Marilyn Thayer, whose birthday was on Christmas  $50

Dan and Sherry Hutchins  $500

Dirk Vandenheuvel Jr. and Chi Keung Mui  $100

Pat & Barry Unnold  $500

In honor and memory of loved ones – Dan & Lisa Randall  $200

Ryan Curry and the Porch kids  $100

Phyllis & Bob Wagstaff  $100

Victoria Simes Poole  $50

In memory of Gam and Bump  $25

In memory of Sue Rust from Ann  $50

Total to date:  $143.129.61

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