Lilla, 87, lives alone in a small apartment, suffers from diabetes and high blood pressure, and takes several medications daily. With the colder weather, Lilla's gas and electric bills have been skyrocketing, and her only source of income is her monthly disability check.

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Thanks to generous contributions to The Post and Courier's Good Cheer Fund, a local agency was able to pay half of Lilla's utility bill this month. Your donation can help others like Lilla in the community who struggle on a daily basis.

Since 1927, the Good Cheer Fund has 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 John and Valerie Bozzelli from the employees of Bozzelli Services 494.00

Lonn and Beth Bradley 50.00

The Propeller Club of the U.S. - Port of Charleston 250.00

The Charleston Club 250.00

Joey, Jamie and Stephen 30.00

Barbara and Benjamin Smith 100.00

The North Charleston Chapter of Senior Citizens 25.00

John Hoover 50.00

Eslyn Grant 25.00

Ed and Amy Bowles 300.00

The Second Tuesday Bridge Club 80.00

In honor of Kaiya, Cora, Charis and Genevieve 100.00

Keith Tapscott 15.00

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church - Circle 6 25.00

George Sumner 100.00

Beth and Ted Summerford 100.00

Brenda and Samuel Rosen 50.00

George and Tracy Strother 100.00

In gratitude for all our blessings from Patsy and Tom Austell 100.00

William and Gloria Prindle 100.00

L. and L. Mohr 200.00

Alan Sayer 50.00

Diana Gaffney 34.50

The gang at DSI 500.00

In honor of my Bingo friends (West Ashley) 50.00

In honor of my cardiac rehab friends (Roper St. Francis West Ashley) 50.00

In honor of Josephine Green 50.00

In honor of my Monday morning weight watcher class friends (West Ashley) 50.00

To honor our grandchildren Mac, Clint, Audrey, Halley, August, Rudolf and Evelyn 200.00

In honor of the faculty and staff of Mason Preparatory School from Sandra L. Twomey 100.00






Bendt and Ellen Themstrup 100.00

Church Creek Nursery Inc. 267.80


Lyndsey Swicord Thaxton. Love, Mom, Dad, Melissa, Jim, Will, Chase, Hayes, Kyle, Hunter, Amy, Charlie, Grace, Benjamin, Whitt and Caroline 500.00

Steven A. Brinson from Buddy and Linda Milligan 600.00

Morris D. Rosen 100.00

A. Legare Van Ness 100.00

John F. Maybank 100.00

Grandpop, Granny and Uncle Andrew from Carlton, Ray and Etta 150.00

Henry Miller Anderson 100.00

"Sassy The Cat" 50.00

Our mother, Anne C. Forsberg 100.00

The Swanson, Gatch, Beach and Wesolowski Families 100.00

O. Eugene Savedge 100.00

Betty and Zaco Dantzler 150.00

Valery and Fred Crawford 150.00

Weston Marks from his wife and children 100.00

Janice Johnson and LeRoy and Adele Beckmann, given by Darryl and Carol Johnson 100.00

Our parents, from Joe and Annette 100.00

Our son, David Burrows 50.00

Wm. Ivey and Elizabeth Farmer 35.00

My father, Paul Yantis Jr., from Paul and Shirley Yantis 100.00

Charles and Catherine Bennett 50.00

My husband, Dr. John Hertz Warren Jr. 25.00

Hancke and Gertrude Gissell 50.00

Elizabeth Leonard from her daughters 100.00

Floyd D. Williams and Ruth W. Varner from Lib Williams 50.00

Sarah Parsons Means Taylor 100.00

Jervey Dupre Royall from Welch Family 100.00

Smitty Westbury 50.00

Our mothers, Ella Lockwood Shecut and Bessie Aldret Curran 50.00

Tommy Cuthbert, Danny Iseman, Bob Sibley and Ellis Dusenbury 50.00

Robert McDaniel Rush from his family, with our love and precious memories 500.00

My husband, Frank O. Grayson 50.00

Theodore B. Guérard 300.00

Burnet R. and Elizabeth M. Maybank 100.00

Roberta Maybank Prioleau 100.00

Marjorie and Sam Ross 200.00

Clyde Marlowe from Charleston Chapter Tripoly Group 200.00

Rachel Norwood (H.E.) 100.00

Wallace T. Austelle 25.00

My brothers, Dan and Jamie 100.00

Joe McDevitt, Ruby Moody and Frampton Moody 300.00

TODAY'S TOTAL $9,581.30

PREVIOUS TOTAL $122,178.44

YEAR TO DATE $131,759.74

LAST YEAR TO DATE $99,674.89