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Santa Fund contributions for Dec. 26

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: $4,480.

Running total: $91,554.10.

Goal: $225,000.

To reach goal: $133,445.90.

Today’s contributions

Ann Long: $25.

Pete and Mary Anne Bickers: $500.

In honor of Leah, Emmie, Isaac and Miles: $100.

K. and J. P. Roberson: $100.

In loving memory of Gramma and Herbie: $50.

In honor of Fletcher, Zee, Sam, Charlie and Phebe: $50.

In loving memory of Bill Davis, Jackie Davis, Randy Davis, Mike Baber and Frank Hill. In honor or Betty Davis: $100.

Rebecca Thomas: $50.

T and J Wolanski Family Fund: $500.

In memory of the world’s sweetest kitty, Tiny Toe: $30.

Linda and Frank Dukes in honor of their grandson: $210.

Charles and Louise Ward: $52.50.

In memory of Thelma and Bernard Carr: $105.

In honor of Doug and Barb: $105.

In memory of Max and Shirley. … Best dogs ever!: $52.50.

Anonymous: $1,000.

Anonymous: $100.

Kate Kessler: $500.

Gracie Parks: $125.

The Falcon Club Foundation: $300.

In honor of my two most wonderful sons, CHG and CNG, and new grandbabies!: $75.

From Ace and Mac: $100.

Mitombo Fund: $250.

Source: www.dailyprogress.com

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