For the second-consecutive year, the Santa Fund for Schoolkids has exceeded its $175,000 goal.
As of Saturday, the fund has collected $178,215.58. The record for total donations is $189,667.93, set last year.
Contributions to the Santa Fund are used to provide shoes, clothing, medicine, eyeglasses, school supplies and other essentials to children in need.
Established in 1894 by The Daily Progress, the annual drive serves Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson and Orange.
Please mail all contributions to: Santa Fund, 806 E. High St., Charlottesville, VA 22902. Donations also may be made at thesantafund.org.
Heiner Family Fund, $1,000
Cherry Avenue Christian Church Merry Mates class, $100
In memory of Gene and Don, $200
Monte and Margaret, $200
Shane and Misty, $200
Henry and Benjamin, $200
Phillip and Anne Shiflett, $500
Peggy Harbert and Lucille Rinehart, $100
In memory of Alex Wright and Howard and Mary Jean Craddock, $100
In memory of Bruce, $250
In memory of Hazel Baird Dameron Melton, $50
RUNNING TOTAL: $178,215.58
OVER GOAL BY: $3,215.58