It's bad enough that her absentee father is in prison.
The girl's mother writes a note asking for assistance from newspaper readers.
The owner says the delivery service is an annual highlight for his company and its drivers.
The midcoast boy's mother says he is imaginative, and loves Legos and action figures.
Participants post messages and photos on social media and it becomes a big virtual office party happening simultaneously in employee cafeterias around Greater Portland.
The legacies of two beloved women will brighten the holidays for children in need.
It's exactly why the Portland Press Herald Toy Fund has been raising money and buying gifts for 68 years.
The midcoast parents hope hard work at their jobs means next year they'll have Christmas in their own home.
She is one of the countless grandparents whose soft spot for children translates into annual gifts to the Portland Press Herald Toy Fund.
'I financially am having a hard time with things,' she writes.
The Jack McPhillips Memorial Fund gives $250 to the toy fund.
Except for food stamps, the family's sole income is $750 per month in survivor benefits from when the 4-year-old daughter's father died two years ago.