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Santa Fund contributions for Jan. 6

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: $3,196.23.

Running total: $188,289.58.

Goal: $225,000.

To reach goal: $36,710.42.

Today’s contributions

■ In loving memory of my parents B.B. and Giesela Haney: $105.

■ Susan and Richard Tremblay: $262.50.

■ In honor of my grandchildren Jack, Kensie, Claire and Emily: $286.23.

■ In loving memory of my grandmother Elizabeth “Virgie” Smith and great-aunt Katherine Ann Davis, great-aunt Evelyn Randolph, great-aunt Francine Grooms and great-aunt “Queen” Annie Johnson, great-uncle Frankie Keyes and in honor of my grandmother Teresa Keyes Walker and her remaining siblings my great-aunts Katie Keyes and Joann “Cookie” Stephens. May their legacies last forever, Marki, Tré and Kenzie Smith: $50.

■ J. C. Smith: $52.50.

■ Anonymous: $262.50.

■ In fond memory of our CASPCA adoptees (first generation) Tucker, Nipper and Penny: $525.

■ For our parents Clifford and Helen and Courtenay and Virginia. Also to our many fine cats, including the present Etta and Gus: $100.

■ In memory of Ajith Seransundera: $26.25.

■ For Maude Barney: $26.25.

■ In memory of Robert N. Standish Jr.: $1,000.

■ In memory of Bunny and Jim: $500.


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