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A bit of history…

Posted December 25, 2014 From the publisher: Holiday spirit sustained year-round by toy fund Heartfelt thanks to all of you who donated, from the anonymous $1 gifts to the $2,020 from SAD 51 students. BY LISA DESISTO In 1949, Portland’s welfare director, Matt Barron, ran into Robert Beith, sports editor of the Evening Express, in… Read more »

The Portland Press Herald Toy Fund Thanks you!

Press Herald Toy Fund  donate online: To all our supporters! Thank you! All proceeds directly support the Toy Fund! Donate by mail: Press Herald Toy Fund PO Box 7310 Portland, ME 04112

Portland Press Herald Toy Fund works to make holidays happy for thousands of children in the five counties the Fund services in Maine – York, Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Lincoln and Knox. Although our major focus for receiving donations remains November and December, we do accept donations throughout the year. The easiest way to donate is through our… Read more »

Misson Portland Press Herald Toy Fund in the spirit of Bruce Roberts, was established in 1949, through the efforts of Maine reporter, Robert Beith, of the Portland Evening Express and Matthew Barron, then the Portland Welfare Director. Since then, the toy fund has been helping families in need provide gifts for their children for the holidays. The fund is supported… Read more »