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Santa Fund contributions for Dec. 23

The Santa Fund, one of the nation’s longest running newspaper-sponsored charities, collects donations to provide vouchers for families to buy shoes, clothing, school supplies and other essentials for children in need.

The fund was created in 1894 by The Daily Progress’ founding publisher, James H. Lindsay. Co-sponsored by The Progress and radio station WINA-AM, in conjunction with the United Way of Greater Charlottesville, the Santa Fund serves children in the city of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson and Orange.

You can donate online at TheSantaFund.org or by mailing a check to Santa Fund for Schoolkids, 200 Garrett St., Suite I, Charlottesville, VA 22902. You also can honor or remember a loved one by giving in their honor or memory. The Daily Progress will publish the names of new donors and designate in whose honor a gift is donated as collections are made.

Today’s total: $6,472.50.

Running total: $87,074.10.

Goal: $225,000.

To reach goal: $137,925.90.

Today’s contributions

■ In loving memory of Phyllis and Ray Smith, the Landel Family: $500.

■ For all those who struggle during the year. I hope this helps some. I wish I could do more: $105.

■ In memory of Miriam: $52.50.

■ Rod and Kristina Smith: $100.

■ In honor of Jamie and David: $100.

■ Anonymous: $52.50.

■ In loving memory of my parents Ed and Stella Erickson: $105.

■ Merry Christmas, Angela Ruth!: $210.

■ Mary and Paul Legrand: $105.

■ Peace on earth and goodwill to all: $525.

■ In Loving Memory of Dave Normansell from Susan, Chris, Leila and Devon: $210.

■ In Memory of Clarence and Maude Mayo and June and Robert August: $200.

■ In loving memory of Ollie & Chubby. Sterling, Louise & Scotty: $157.50.

■ In memory of Hamilton E. Creasy “My Everything”: $100.

■ Priscilla and Lawrence Whitlock: $250.

■ In loving memory of Brenda Ann Good: $100.

■ Cove Garden Ruritan Club: $500.

■ In memory of Emily, Adrien, Wayne and Virginia: $300.

■ Don Detmer: $100.

■ M. Whyte: $500.

■ In honor of my grandsons Teddy and Emmett: $200.

■ B. P. O. Elks Lodge No. 389: $2,000.

Source: www.dailyprogress.com

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