A kind and resourceful mother, Mrs. Smith works two jobs and many long nights to provide for her four children. Ten-year-old John is a straight-A student with excellent manners. Mary and Laura, aged 5 and 3, are curious and creative little girls, while 8-month-old James is an active baby who loves to play with his mother and siblings.

To help

To donate to the Good Cheer Fund, go to goodcheerfund.com. For more stories, go to postandcourier.com/goodcheer.

Mrs. Smith is striving to provide her children with whatever they need and is working with a family strengthening program at a Good Cheer Fund agency. Her case worker has helped her connect with community organizations and provided basic needs, such as clothing for the school year.

Though she is trying her hardest, Mrs. Smith will struggle to provide a holiday meal and gifts, buy new bedding and pay the family’s heating bills. Your generous donation to the Good Cheer Fund can help make the season a bit brighter for Mrs. Smith and her children.

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, 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.


James Shannon Hurley 10.00

Melody and Jerry Nuss 150.00

Hooray for Star Gospel Mission! 200.00


Bob and Joyce Potter 100.00


Mr. and Mrs. Hall T. McGee Jr. from their children, Tommy and Andy 100.00

Thomas H. Randall 100.00

My daughter, Kristy R. Smith, from her daddy, Brad A. Smith 50.00

My daddy, George A. Smith, from his son, Brad A. Smith 75.00

Joseph T. Isaac III, from his uncle, Brad A. Smith 25.00

Mr. and Mrs. G.C.A. Salvo, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Orvin, Miss Sallie and Mr. John Arnold from Rosalie and George Orvin 250.00

Our precious Candy from Momma, Daddy, Tom and family 250.00

Helen and Lawton Ingle from Rosalie and George 50.00

TODAY’S TOTAL $1,360.00


YEAR TO DATE $5,038.99