The outpouring of donations to the Press Herald Toy Fund continues.

The year-to-date total topped $260,000 Thursday. That’s double the amount raised last year.

There is no time limit on donations, which are accepted year-round and have sustained the charity for seven decades. Donors’ names and messages will continue to be published along with periodic updates on the annual fundraising campaign in the days ahead.

THE PRESS HERALD TOY FUND in the Spirit of Bruce Roberts uses donations from readers to provide toys to thousands of Maine children who might otherwise not receive holiday gifts because of hardships faced by their parents. Now in its 71st year, the fund serves families in York, Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Androscoggin, Lincoln and Knox counties.

• DONATIONS to help buy the toys can be made at 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.

• FOR MORE INFORMATION, call 791-6672 or go to:


From the workers of D&G Machine Products – Merry Christmas! $3000
From Deborah J & Kurt R Marston, in memory of our parents $100
In memory of Deidre Reid Nelson $100
For AnnMarieke, who gave & received love $100
Angie & Doug Horner $50
Treekeepers – Johnson’s Arboriculture $250
Merry Christmas to the kids, from Mary & Cheryl $25
From Tom & Judy Jagger $100
In loving memory of Mike & Teddy Dickey, Love, your family  $100
Betsy Krementz $500
Janice & Donnie Bancroft $50
In memory of David Edward and David Richard Farnham $30
In memory of Tom and Brett Cooper $30
Sonia & Quentin Q Tonelli $100
Proprietors of Union Wharf $250
For my dad, who always believed in Santa Claus. $40
Anonymous $150
Anonymous $25

Year-to-date total: $263,016.90

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