Patricia, a single mother with four children, recently was laid off from her job. After depleting her savings while looking for work, she found herself choosing between paying household bills and feeding her children.

It took all the courage she had to walk into a Good Cheer Fund agency and ask for help.

There she found friendly faces and a supportive environment. She left with encouragement and a box of food to feed her family for the month.

Your donation can help this family and others like it in the Lowcountry by providing nutritious food to sustain them through this holiday season.

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 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 www.goodcheerfund.com.

In order to be listed in the paper by Christmas Day, contributions must be received in our office by noon on Wednesday.

CONTRIBUTIONS

In thankfulness for our three wonderful children Daniel S. Dukes IV, Rachael Allison Dukes Gilmore and William Mark Dukes from Dan and Raye Dukes 300.00

Alan and Marsha Moreland 200.00

From your friends at Tuxbury Farm 500.00

Susan and James McKenna 100.00

In honor of Erica Rouvlais this holiday seasaon 200.00

In honor of our family and friends from Margaret and Pat Chappell 500.00

Justin Lucey 1,000.00

Ed and Jo Clem 50.00

Helen and Dave, Madeleine, Aubrey and Casey 100.00

In honor of Johnson Hagood 25.00

In honor of our friends: Jim and Carol Fogartie, King and Pattie White and Ford and Judy Simpson 100.00

American Pool Players Association 100.00

ANONYMOUS

25.00

1,500.00

200.00

20.00

IN LIEU OF CARDS

Roger and Lois Byrd 100.00

Leonard and Jean Fulghum (local) 200.00

Dr. Harold Nicolette and Staff 1,500.00

IN MEMORY OF

Our daughter Elizabeth Love Dukes from Dan and Raye Dukes 200.00

My wife Marjorie Cornor from Dale Cornor 25.00

My parents, Ethel and Pier Morgan 50.00

My parents, Katherine and Charles Mears 50.00

WCS from J, D and C 50.00

Joey. Love, Mom and Dad 100.00

Our parents from Walt and Shirley Nadzak 100.00

Adele, Caroline, Elida, Margaret and Helen Trouche 100.00

Daniel L. Souders from Bob, Janice and Rob 25.00

Willie Fabian 25.00

Departed Brothers from Orange Charles Towne Lodge No. 14 25.00

Gordon E. Fisher Jr. 100.00

Departed members of the Bryan, Simons and Snowden families from Bill Bryan and Rhett Simons 100.00

Cecile aka "Dog-Dog" 250.00

Bama from her son 100.00

Mr. and Mrs. Elias Blackwell 100.00

Tim Trouche and Eddie Trouche 100.00

Gagi, Dan, Katie and GramMarge, from Ellen, Anne and Sarah 20.00

Momma, Daddy, Mamie, Grandaddy, Grannie, Granniedaddy and Katie from Margaret 20.00

Mr. Burbage from the Eigners 20.00

Jennie A. King (Gub) from her kids, grands and great-grands 840.00

Ann L. King - loving wife 100.00

My parents, Irving and Miriam Seyle. Love, Lynn 100.00

Mimi, Buddy, Grandma Mary and Uncle Sonny 100.00

Dr. Julian Thomas Buxton Jr. aka "HotDaddy," from his grandchildren Lallie, Leeza, Walker, Edward, Pearce, Lucy, Knox, Hugh and Julian 100.00

Charles and Helen Wallace, Ben and Lola Hill, Betty Reeves and my husband Ron Reeves 300.00

Ismael, Matilda and Jeannette Rodriguez and Susan, Max, Pepi and Jeffrey Denberg 100.00

Melvin M. Chassereau, John D. and Beulah W. Rials, John D. and Violet Rials, Alfreda Walker and Peter J. Walker 100.00

Hamlin David 25.00

Good friends Maureen and Dick King from Jean and Dick 100.00

Our fathers Lee V. Hunt and Arthur C. Ellis and our brothers Benny L. Hunt and Gene Ellis from the Hunt and Ellis families 80.00

Rita and Sol Goldberg and Ike May, from Sandy and Norma Goldberg 100.00

Our great-grandparents Louise and Lombard Downs, Doris and Ed Etheredge and our great uncle James Etheredge from Katy, Ashley and Jake McKinney and Beth and Amy Palmer 40.00

Our loved ones from Abe and Gloria Jenkins 200.00

Our loved ones, Ray and Ruth Burnette, from Steve and Lori Burnette 100.00

Matthew Wallace, always in the hearts of family and friends who loved him so dearly 100.00

Herb, Marje and Bud Schaefer 300.00

"June" and Tommy Cuthbert, father and brother 100.00

TODAY'S TOTAL $11,165.00

PREVIOUS TOTAL $140,260.79

YEAR TO DATE $151,425.79

LAST YEAR TO DATE $164,112.28