Mae is 78, has limited vision and lives alone. She has no children, and her husband passed away several years ago. Mae receives a small Social Security check that is hardly enough to cover her bills.

She has been living in her home for many years but it is old and drafty, driving her electric bills sky-high. A Good Cheer Fund agency recently helped lower her electric bill by closing up some of the drafts. Unfortunately, home repairs are an ongoing concern and will continue to be a strain on her limited income.

Your donation can help Mae stretch her budget during the holiday season by providing food and assistance with her utility bills.

Contributions to the Good Cheer Fund have provided more cheerful holidays for the less fortunate in the Lowcountry since 1927. The six charitable organizations sharing the funds collected are Carolina Youth Development Center, the Lowcountry Food Bank, The Salvation Army, Star Gospel Mission, Association for the Blind and Catholic Charities. There are no administrative costs involved, and the agencies receive every cent of the money raised.

Send tax-deductible donations 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.

CONTRIBUTIONS

Ivy Garden Club 50.00

In honor of friends and family at the holiday season, from the Lemieux and Mandel Families 300.00

The First Wives Club 125.00

Zion United Methodist Women of Dorchester, S.C. 50.00

Wednesday Morning Prayer Group 25.00

Mitchell and Sydney Fischbein 100.00

In honor and thanksgiving for Ben and Brielle 200.00

In thanksgiving for Mac, Clinton, Audrey, Halley, August, Rudolf and Evelyn 175.00

In thanksgiving of our 8 beautiful grandchildren, from David and Linda Kresge 100.00

In honor of my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, from F. Knight 25.00

Russell and Leonora Dean 75.00

Claire Willett 100.00

Mary Wagers 50.00

Deborah and Jack Brooks 100.00

In honor of Deva, Nathan and Phinneas Funk 25.00

The John and Karen Gaag Family 400.00

In honor of our grandchildren: Courtland, Sean-Patrick, Madeleine, Grant, Finneran and Annabelle from Tim and Sandra Twomey 200.00

With much appreciation for Jennifer Battaglieri, Sgt. Levi Bennett, Karen Farrell, Marguerite Platt, Kimberly Prewitt, Dedra Scherer, Emily Schultz, Jessica Weiler, Darryl Woods and the entire AF JROTC, Cafeteria, Guidance, Front Office and Administrative staff at Fort Dorchester High School, from Dominique Trinkl and Family 200.00

For my good friends Shirley and Milo from Mary L. 15.00

ANONYMOUS

100.00

20.00

200.00

1,000.00

250.00

IN LIEU OF CARDS

Fran and C.D. Melton (local) 100.00

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney W. Stubbs, Jr. (local) 200.00

Elton and Kathy Carrier (local) 150.00

IN MEMORY OF

Jeanne, Kate and Ben, from Elizabeth and Thomas 100.00

Smokey 25.00

Bill and Marian Spell 100.00

Aaron Williams, from Zachary Hillard 50.00

Dr. and Mrs. John C. Hawk Jr. 25.00

J. Preston Warren 37.00

Our son Charles Jr., from parents Dot and Charles 1,000.00

Ella Lockwood Shecut 50.00

Tommy Cuthbert, Danny Iseman and Bob Sibley 50.00

Our parents from CALF 50.00

Jake, Tessa and Lucy, from CALF 50.00

My incredibly talented friend Bob Ivey from Jan 50.00

Former students Stephanie Burdett, Jamie Bailey and Matthew Taylor KIA Iraq, former co-worker Marcia O'Brien and former Principal Gene Sires 50.00

Our parents and grandparents Riddick C. Trowell, Elizabeth C. Trowell, Julius N. Brown and Grace D. Brown, from Nancy, Ed, Beth, Eddie and Brian 100.00

Theodore B. Guérard 200.00

Elizabeth M. and Burnet R. Maybank 100.00

Roberta M. Prioleau 100.00

Julius H.W. Guérard 100.00

My parents Ernest and Dorothy LaVoie and mother-in-law Charolette Grytebust 25.00

Our parents Rear Adm. and Mrs. William M. Zobel 200.00

John Elliott Reeves Jr., from Lucy, Jim and Ainsley 100.00

James Gilbert Baldwin, Ellen Douglas Baldwin, Robert Latané Montague and Hess Waring Jenkins Montague 200.00

Our friends Robert Burbage and Jack McCray 50.00

Husband Floyd D. Williams and sister-in-law Ruth W. Varner, from Lib Williams 50.00

TODAY'S TOTAL $7,197.00

PREVIOUS TOTAL $86,920.54

YEAR TO DATE $94,117.54

LAST YEAR TO DATE $110,751.94