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Santa Fund contributions for Jan. 4

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: $6,661.

Running total: $185,093.35.

Goal: $225,000.

To reach goal: $39,906.65.

Today’s contributions

■ In loving memory of Brianna Ward from Great-Grandmother Braswell. You will always be in my heart: $100.

■ Amy Melville and John Schroll: $200.

■ In memory of Sandy Tucker: $100.

■ In honor of all the children who benefit from this fund!: $250.

■ In honor of Emma, Benjamin and Jonny: $500.

■ Eileen Wilkins: $20.

■ Ralph and Jean Minehart: $100.

■ Anonymous: $50.

■ In honor of Anneslee and Emma Dota and Rowan and Chandler Williams: $50.

■ Heiner Family Fund: $1,000.

■ Alexandra Summers Fund: $500.

■ Happy New Year from Ollie and Layla Rinehart: $105.

■ Anonymous: $26.25.

■ Brooks, Hadley and Owen: $262.50.

■ In celebration of Ian, Ruchi, Misha, Colin, Jen, Derek and Kyla: $500.

■ In memory of Grandma Nancy: $26.25.

■ Paul Benneche: $250.

■ In honor of all who must work on the holidays: $210.

■ In honor of Christopher, Thomas and Caroline: $105.

■ In loving memory of George and Nancy Gilmer: $105.

■ In Loving Memory of Mom (Ruth Florence Jones), Dad (John Carr Jones), Nanny (Mary B. Martin) and Papa (John Kimata): $210.

■ In Loving Memory of Llewellyn, Harry, Winston, Joany, Tim, Ray, Bob, Elizabeth, Mavis, Francis (Sis), EC, Rann, Russell, Randy, Ricky, George, Ebb, Big Jack, Janey, Windsor, Chip, Jackie, my grandparents, great-grandparents, all my family who have gone on: $231.

■ Greg and Mary Jane Pudhorodsky: $52.50.

■ Chris Wolfe and Donna Buchanan: $262.50.

■ In memory of William Blackford: $105.

■ For Aliza Katherine: $105.

■ In Memory of VeeVee: $262.50.

■ Anonymous: $105.

■ Lindsay Ideson: $262.50.

■ Anonymous: $500.

■ From the Powers family: $105.

Source: www.dailyprogress.com

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