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Janey, the mother of two young children, works as an administrative assistant at a local university. Her husband has been out of work for a year. He's trying hard to find a job, but in the meantime the family must try to get by on Janey's small income.

After they paid their rent recently, little money was left to go toward a large utility bill.

Your donation to the Good Cheer Fund can help a local agency assist Janey and her family in keeping their heads above water for another month, or until her husband finds work.

Since 1927, contributions to The Post and Courier's 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

For more information, call 937-4831.


In honor of all our wonderful neighbors! Mike and Nancy Jones, Fairfax Court 25.00

Anne and Cisco Lindsey 100.00

In appreciation - Colleagues of Showa Denko Carbon Sales, Inc. Merry Christmas, John and Janice Cline 300.00

Shirley Toth 100.00

Gary Asleson 100.00

In honor of all customers of Morelli Heating & Air Conditioning 750.00

Tony and Joyce Morelli 500.00

Jim Bowring and Sharla Gould 200.00

Philip and Starr Snead 150.00

From the "pack": Snap, Will, Ben, Sunny, Audrey, Maggie, Prissy, Sadie and Happy 100.00

Helen Beckwith 50.00

In honor of Marie Shattuck 25.00

The Amrhein Family 100.00

Dr. Gordon and Sonja Teichner 200.00

For Patty Penuel 50.00







Merry Christmas from Ashley Services 200.00


Russell and Lucille Hoffert and Nowlin and Hattie Phillips from Wayne and Sharon Phillips 100.00

Michael Reese 100.00

Darlene Picknell and Jim Picknell, my mother and brother lost to cancer this year. From Annalee 100.00

My parents, pay it forward 50.00

William O. Hanahan Jr. from Walter, Jane and Lydia 50.00

Paul Ingrassia from The Smiths 100.00

Our father, Dr. Kendall O. Fields, from Sally, Ken, Fran and Harry 200.00

Jeanne deS. Smith, Park B. Smith and Gertrude deSaussure 100.00

My mother, Mildred Shuler, from her daughter Mary Hope 200.00

Jack and Mary Rinehart 100.00

Steven Alfred Brinson from Dixie and Wally Moran 50.00

TODAY'S TOTAL $4,675.00


YEAR TO DATE $48,752.34

LAST YEAR TO DATE $33,241.89