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Group leaders represent agencies and organizations that solicit applications from clients and community members who need assistance to access the fund.

Group applications are due early in the season. After we process the applications and pack the gifts, group leaders pick them up at our warehouse and bring them to distribution centers that are convenient for the recipients. There are many partners in this effort, including trucking companies and social service organizations. These groups do good work and are a joy to work with each year!

Contact us at [email protected] for information about groups in our service area.


Sorry. Toy Fund applications have closed for 2022. Please remember us during the 2023 giving season.

We serve children in need from infancy through age 16 who live in York, Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Androscoggin counties. Parents or legal guardians may seek assistance by:

  • Filling out and submitting the 2022 Toy Fund Non-Group Application online;

  • Sending an email that includes your full name and address to [email protected] to receive an application by mail;

  • Downloading, printing and filling out the 2022 Toy Fund Non-Group Application, then sending it to:

    Press Herald Toy Fund
    295 Gannett Drive
    South Portland, ME 04106

    Those who need to pick up or drop off applications or donations in person can do so at 295 Gannett Drive, South Portland.

    We encourage people to apply as soon as possible so that the applications can be processed as late applications cannot be honored.

    The ABSOLUTE DEADLINE this year is November 20. 

    We’ll process your application and if you qualify, we’ll contact you starting mid-November explaining where and when to pick up the gifts. Gifts must be picked up as scheduled. The location, days and hours of operation will be included in the letter or phone message. There will be strict COVID-19 measures to follow.