The Portland Press Herald Toy Fund has been supporting families by making winters happier for children since 1949! The Toy Fund used to be known as the Bruce Roberts Toy Fund, a reference to the pen name of the Portland Evening Express editor who started the program in 1949. The Fund continues the original mission as conceived then. We supply toys to children in every community in the six counties serviced by the fund – York, Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Androscoggin and Knox. The money received in donations goes to purchase toys. Thousands of children annually benefit from the toys we supply. With the continued struggles that many families face, the number of children in need doesn’t diminish. We provide gifts for children from birth to 18 that are age-appropriate and safe.

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Please send applications for help to:

Press Herald Toy Fund
P.O. Box 7310
Portland, ME 04112

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, there will be NO place to pick up or drop off applications or donations.

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Checks should be made out to the Press Herald Toy Fund. Donations of securities are also accepted.