Kellie is an 11-year-old girl who was placed in a local emergency shelter with her three siblings due to physical abuse and neglect by a stepparent.

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When she first came to the shelter, she felt responsible for her brother and sisters and the situation her family was in. She is slowly learning, though, that it is OK to enjoy her days as a child.

She loves helping in the kitchen and enjoys welcoming new children to the shelter.

She shows them where their rooms are and has been heard telling them, “I know how my first day was here, and it’s OK to cry, but it will get better in a little bit.”

Kellie wants to be a pediatrician when she grows up. She loves Hello Kitty and would like new shoes and a Nintendo DS for Christmas this year.

Your contribution to the Good Cheer Fund can help make those Christmas wishes come true for Kellie and other children like her in the Lowcountry.

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, S.C. 29403-4800. Donations also may be made in person or online at

For more information, call 937-4831.


Anne and Cisco Lindsey 100.00

Carol and Sandy Shilepsky 200.00

Michael and Linda Scottie 100.00

Renaissance South Construction Co. 300.00

Robert and Ashley Gore 25.00






Vincent B. Cetrone 100.00

My dear friend Signal “Doc” Lee from Marilyn Dunn 25.00

Timmy, Peggy and Terry 100.00

Doug, Eric, Helen and Pam 100.00

Girardeau and Mary Limbaker from Sam and Barbara 100.00

Roland and Ruth Donnelly from Sam 100.00

Norma Cassell and Barbara Carter from “The Social” 25.00

Jonathan Greer, Jane and John White, Nancy White and Ryan Campbell 250.00

Rebecca E. Riser 200.00

Our parents, Phi and George Seabrook, from their children 100.00

TODAY’S TOTAL $8,475.00


YEAR TO DATE $29,181.89

LAST YEAR TO DATE $28,860.79