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 – in its 67th year – provided gifts 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.


Merry Christmas from the workers of D&G Machine Products $1,200

Brown School Community – students, staff & parents $1,045

Moody’s Collision Center employees in honor of owner Shawn Moody & President Thad Moody $586

In memory of Phil and Henty LaRou $200

From the employees & customers of Redlon & Johnson/Ferguson Enterprises $200

In memory of Lee & Ernest Farnsworth and Mildred & “Pete” Ballard from daughter, daughter-in-law and grandkids $25

In memory of John Morgan from the Scott family $150

Anonymous $100

Brookfield Renewable $1,500

Murray Family Foundation $200

In memory of loved ones – Marion Hanscom $200

In memory of Jean and Frank from Cliff & Sherry Colville $100

In memory of the Jr. and Sr. Riley families $50

Jon & Tracy Hartman $30

Raffle Calendar $2,960

Total to date: $151,675.61

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