About Us

Celebrating 71 years!

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 age 18 that are age appropriate and safe.

The Portland Press Herald Toy Fund works to make holidays happy for thousands of children in Maine. The toy fund is a 501(c)(3) organization (tax ID 01-0361298) and donations are tax deductible. Although our major focus for receiving donations remains November and December, we do accept donations throughout the year. The easiest way to donate is by clicking here. You can also send a check to:

Press Herald Toy Fund
PO Box 7310
Portland, ME 04112

Lists of donors with dedications will be posted during late November and December in the newspaper, on our website and on Facebook.

Please consider a donation at any time through the year. As a donor, you are responsible for thousands of smiles! Thank you!

Contact us at:
Email: pressheraldtoyfund@mainetoday.com
Phone: 207-791-6672