Children in the Lowcountry are learning the joys of giving early in their lives. Today we recognize a donation from the children at First (Scots) Presbyterian Kindergarten in the amount of $780.50, their highest total to date. We applaud their generosity, which can go a long way toward helping neighbors in need like Joslyn.

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Joslyn lives with her elderly parents and two aunts in a small house near Hampton Park. All of the elder generation have medical issues that Joslyn attends to daily. Caring for them has become her full-time job.

Because the entire household lives on a very limited fixed income, there is usually little to spare by the end of the month and generally not enough food to provide for everyone adequately.

Your generous donation can help a local agency provide Joslyn with food gift cards so she can offer her family a nutritious Christmas dinner to make the holidays a bit brighter.

Donations to The Post and Courier’s Good Cheer Fund have helped the less fortunate in the Lowcountry since 1927. The six charitable organizations sharing the funds collected are Carolina Youth Development Center, Lowcountry Food Bank, Salvation Army, Star Gospel Mission, Association for the Blind and Coastal Catholic Charities. Every cent of the money raised goes directly to the agencies as there are no administrative costs involved.

Send tax-deductible contributions to the Good Cheer Fund, c/o The Post and Courier, 134 Columbus St., Charleston, SC 29403-4800. Donations also may be made in person or online at

To be listed in the paper by Christmas Day, contributions must be received in our office by 11 a.m. Monday.

For more information, call 937-4831.


The children at First (Scots) Presbyterian Kindergarten 780.50

Thanks to Tim, Beth, Patty, Eileen and Kevin McCrary from George 25.00

In honor of: Libby Conway, the best Momma/Mama. Love, Ruthie, David, Cord and Cate 50.00

In honor of my husband, Col. F. Nick Wackym who has been my family’s salvation this tragic year from Linda 100.00

In honor of our grandchildren: Skylar, Michael J., Parker, Hailey, Jacob, Zolten, Cody, Tyler, Savannah, Izabelle, Kammi, Mannat and Iaaisha 50.00

Employees at L-J Inc. 250.00

In joyful thanksgiving for our grandchildren: Michael Lawrence Runey V, Barry “Bear” High III, Mary Banks High and Anne Lewis High 100.00

In honor of Irene O. Rosenthall 100.00

In honor of Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Hahn 50.00

In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Moore 50.00

In honor of Mr. and Mrs. B.L. Curry 50.00

In honor of our grandchildren: Stephen, Evan, Shelby, Ansely, Kayla and Watts 50.00





H. C. Burn 150.00


Ann, George and Azalie McCrary, Annette Odom, Al, Annie, Bert, Gene and Jackie Gould 25.00

Julius H. Mappus, husband and father 100.00

Jennifer Lauren Petit, Daddy, Mammy and Pappy 100.00

My father Edward B. Hanahan 200.00

Our grandfather Oliver M. Rutledge 200.00

Mama Net with love from Brooks and Maggie 100.00

Janett Harken. Love, Harry 50.00

John C. Conway. Love, Sam 50.00

Henry B. Smythe, our Grandfather. Love, Cord and Cate 50.00

Tigger Smythe, our Dandy. Love, Cord and Cate 50.00

My best little buddy, Carlton. Love, Cord 25.00

Dr. Raoul B. Conway, forever Peter Pan. Love, your sis Tink/Wendy 25.00

Dr. Raoul B. Conway 25.00

Rosemary and Charles Rowland. Love, Ruthie 25.00

Philip and Elizabeth Lawler 25.00

Our brother and uncle, Guy Smythe 25.00

Joan Clarey and Bob McDowell from Ronnie and Patsy Banks 200.00

Otto and Kathryn Strock 100.00

Walter L. Moring 25.00

John W. Sandefur 50.00

Charles W. Sandefur Sr. 50.00

Melissa Conroy Dunn 50.00

RWH 100.00

Jane White, John White, Nancy White, Jonathan Greer and Ryan Campbell 100.00

Stewart Poulnot, John Kennedy, Butch Matz, Donna Smith and Kate Waring 100.00

Betty and Don Buhrmaster 100.00

Aileen Meetze 100.00

Bama and Grandaddy from Barbara, Morgan, Fran, Sallie, Hattie, Liza, Archie, Ashley, Bissell, Thomas, McLaine, Annie, Michael, Baker, Rob, James, Locke and Cordes 200.00

RoJo from Petrel Crew 200.00

Anne, Tina and Beth from Dick and Mary 100.00

Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Conlon and Mr. and Mrs. J. Fred Bischoff from Dick and Mary 100.00

Ralph Renken and our wonderful son Matthew, both gone too soon. Love, Linda 200.00

Our mother Matteline Moulds Halley, brothers Jr. and Ernie, sisters-in-law Debbie and Allison, our cousin Matthew Middour and niece Cassandra McClain 50.00

Jimmy and Maude Hall 100.00

Jack and Odeline Young 100.00

Fred Snelling 100.00

Mr. Wilkie 100.00

Shorty Crane 100.00

James Preister 100.00

Marion, Bill and Tina Spell 150.00

Marian Birlant Slotin, George and Lyl Birlant, Alex and Birdie Slotin, Robert Ashton and Gertude Schlosser 118.00

Our daughter Ashley Martin 50.00

Dr. and Mrs. William Speissegger 100.00

TODAY’S TOTAL $10,823.50

PREVIOUS TOTAL $201,745.57

YEAR TO DATE $212,569.07

LAST YEAR TO DATE $306,714.18