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Social workers often face many barriers when trying to help a family. Occasionally, the most challenging case will turn out to be one of the most rewarding, and that is how a Good Cheer Fund agency feels about the Jones family.

Ms. Jones came to the United States so her children could have a better life by gaining an education. Ms. Jones cannot read or understand English but works several jobs to provide for her family, and has connected to various community resources with the help of her case worker and her childrenís teachers.

Her four children, ages 6, 11, 14 and 16, are the focus of Ms. Jonesí hard work. Though they have struggled to consistently attend school, each child has improved his or her attendance and grades in the past several months. The two girls have made the A/B honor roll, and the older boy has attended school for almost a month without absences.

The Jones family has made strides but is still struggling. For example, Ms. Jones sleeps on the floor so the children can have the beds.

Your donation can help provide the family with a holiday meal and perhaps a space heater for their trailer to keep them warm this winter.

Since 1927, contributions to The Post and Courierís Good Cheer Fund have helped the less fortunate in the Lowcountry during the holidays. The six charitable organizations sharing the funds are the Star Gospel Mission, Salvation Army, Lowcountry Food Bank, Carolina Youth Development Center, Association for the Blind and Coastal Catholic Charities. Every penny of the money goes to these agencies as there are no administrative costs involved.

Send your 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

In honor of my family: Darien, Anita, Kent, Mary Ellis, Kelsi, Samantha, Jennifer and Emma 2,000.00

RTS/JIHS Bridge Group -- Barbara, Kitty, Nancy and Mollie 100.00

In honor of my parents Charles and Earnestine Robinson. Love, Harriett

50.00

In honor and memory of our brave men and women who serve and protect our country, from Debbie and Peter Sellars 500.00

Miguel and Zarina Hernandez 25.00

Charles and Sarah Rians 50.00

Bernhardine and Herb Klein 100.00

On behalf of Edward and Ellison Berlin from your dedicated employees at Berlins Restaurant Supply 500.00

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to Showa Denko Sales Department from John and Janice Cline 300.00

Benjamin Sapp 50.00

ANONYMOUS

100.00

100.00

50.00

IN LIEU OF CARDS

Elton and Kathy Carrier (local) 150.00

IN MEMORY OF

Our son Michael from Mom and Dad 100.00

Elizabeth C. Trowell, Riddick C. Trowell, Julius N. Brown and Grace D. Brown from Nancy, Ed, Beth, Eddie and Brian Brown 150.00

Mr. and Mrs. Watt W. Jordan Sr. by Watt and Dorothy Jordan 50.00

Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy A. Sires Sr. by Watt and Dorothy Jordan 50.00

Dana A. Jordan by Watt and Dorothy Jordan 50.00

Miss Bouffie, a dear little bichon 25.00

Margaret Riley Saldutte and Miriam Riley Newton 40.00

Guy Smythe 50.00

Kent Knoff 50.00

Roy, Myrtle and Leigh Ann Pearson 25.00

Bobby, Bera and James Richardson 25.00

Diana Griggs Benally Thompson from Dad, Mom, Terry, Jimmy and son Michael 25.00

Gerald H. Spencer 50.00

David B. Spencer 50.00

My mom Betty Taylor, Ruth Stoppelbein, Katie Taylor, Vyonne and Julian Williams and Doris DuVoisin 50.00

The Rev. Marshall E. Travers, Mrs. Harriet Travers Roberts, Joseph C. Yarbrough III and Marshall E. Yarbrough from Joe, Harriet, and Linsey Yarbrough 100.00

MaMa, PaPa and Mr. Sev Burkhalter Sr. 100.00

Sharon Smyczynski 50.00

My sister Candace Orvin Palmer from Debbie Orvin 25.00

Woody and Sylvia from Donna Fleming and John VanWay 150.00

Roxie, wonderful dog 50.00

My husband and son Charles M. Hughey and Chuck N. Hughey. Love, Doris 50.00

Our parents from Fred and Marina Block 100.00

TODAYíS TOTAL $5,490.00

PREVIOUS TOTAL $52,024.89

YEAR TO DATE $57,514.89

LAST YEAR TO DATE $66,099.54