Ernestine is an elderly woman who lives alone in the East Side neighborhood. Her four grown children are able to assist her with only a few of her monthly bills, and her SSI check barely allows her to stay on top of all her financial responsibilities.

Several of her friends, neighbors and fellow church members have occasionally assisted her with additional food and groceries. This year, Ernestine’s holidays will be a little brighter thanks to the $50 BiLo food gift card she received from a Good Cheer Fund partner agency.

Your donation to the Good Cheer Fund can help make life a little easier for others in our community like Ernestine. Contributions 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 the Lowcountry Food Bank, the Salvation Army, Star Gospel Mission, the Association for the Blind, Coastal Catholic Charities and Carolina Youth Development Center. Every cent of the money 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 www.goodcheerfund.com.

For more information, call 937-4831.

CONTRIBUTIONS

The employees of the Association for the Blind 100.00

Colbert Family Fund of Coastal Community Foundation of SC 5,000.00

The Charleston Ancient Artillery Society 200.00

In appreciation of Mr. & Mrs. David Morrow 150.00

In honor of Steven Alfred Brinson from Linda and Bill Brinson 100.00

In thanksgiving for Joe, Silvia, Richard and Ashley 100.00

Todd A. Boskey 10.00

IN MEMORY OF

Mamie S. Johnson by Joe 100.00

Jennie L. Gibson by Randolph and Brother 100.00

Thomas Richard Waring, Laura Witte Waring, Thomas Richard Waring Jr. and Clelia Peronneau Mathewes Waring 100.00

Kathering Peronneau Waring 100.00

My guardian angels: MaMa, Aunt Dot, Maryann and Aunt Lorraine 50.00

Peggy and Vic Salvo 50.00

Ronald (Mac) McWhirt Jr. 100.00

Steven Alfred Brinson from:

Allen and Donna Waga and Family 50.00

Todd and Sidney Murray 30.00

Mike, Debra, Drew, Ashton and Caroline Thomas 100.00

Bill and Kim Biddix 50.00

Cynthia Minard 100.00

Fred and Kathy Gates 100.00

Joan and Jerry Album 75.00

Gary and Vera Coward 50.00

John Cawley 100.00

Raymond Anderson Jr. 25.00

Susan Wise 100.00

Eric and Myrna Williams 100.00

Larry and Judy Tarleton 100.00

Kurt J. Nagle 100.00

Taylor Family Charitable Trust of Central Carolina Community Foundation 500.00

TODAY’S TOTAL $7,840.00

PREVIOUS TOTAL $7,957.34

YEAR TO DATE $15,797.34

LAST YEAR TO DATE $6,654.99