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Santa Fund contributions for Jan. 2

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 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: $78,701.25.

Running total: $178,432.35.

Goal: $225,000.

To reach goal: $46,567.65.

Today’s contributions

■ In Honor of Daly and Evans: $52.50.

■ In memory of Robert, Camilla, Mary B. and Will: $105.

■ Dr. and Mrs. S. Hellman: $105.

■ In memory of Virginia Hallock: $250.

■ In memory of my brother, Steven Bruce Thompson: $52.50.

■ In gratitude for the amazing team at the United Way of Greater Charlottesville: $1,050.

■ Anonymous: $200.

■ Tom DeMaio: $210.

■ In memory of Tigger the Tiger Cat. Every kid deserves a coat!: $52.50.

■ In honor of Jane Dunlap Sathe and her support for community organizations: $78.75.

■ In memory of Evelyn A. Mason and Mary C. Carter: $210.

■ In memory of Daley and Dorothy Craig: $200.

■ Mount Shiloh Baptist Church: $100.

■ Anonymous: $50.

■ The women of New Bethel UMC: $35.

■ In honor of USPS letter carriers, delivering for you in spite of trying conditions: $500.

■ In memory of Lee Webb. Love, the Sachs family: $100.

■ In memory of Lewis, Louise, Will, Mary, Jean, Ann, Tim and Bradley: $100.

■ Sons of the American Squadron 74: $50.

■ In memory of Nicky Theodose: $50.

■ In honor of Dottie and Bert Wampler in Orange: $50.

■ Sari Bennett and Samuel Schustek: $100.

■ Anonymous: $75,000.


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