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Santa Fund exceeds $175,000 goal for second year in a row

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


Heiner Family Fund, $1,000

Cherry Avenue Christian Church Merry Mates class, $100

In memory of Gene and Don, $200

Ruth, $200

Monte and Margaret, $200

Shane and Misty, $200

Henry and Benjamin, $200

Anonymous, $500

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

GOAL: $175,000

OVER GOAL BY: $3,215.58


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