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The Good Cheer Fund was established in 1927 by Thomas P. Lesesne, former managing editor of The News and Courier. Since its founding, the effort has raised more than $9 million to house the homeless, feed the hungry and tend to the sick.

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Each December since 1927, The Post and Courier's Good Cheer Fund has raised money to help the less fortunate in the community. That first year, $1,797 was contributed to help families in crisis, shelter the homeless and feed the hungry during the holidays. 

In what has become a tradition with the Good Cheer Fund, each Christmas Eve we are privileged to announce a contribution from Blackbaud and its employees. This year, we are pleased to accept a check in the amount of $34,500, bringing the company's generous contribution total to $755,896.77 s…

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After working full time for over 30 years, Ruth and her husband both retired, setting their sights on being more active members of their church with their new free time. Unexpectedly, they recently became the guardians of their four grandchildren.

Steve and Stacy have been married for over 30 years, raised two children and are now expecting their first grandchild. However, Steve was recently diagnosed with lung cancer and had to quit his job of 15 years to begin aggressive chemo and radiation treatment.

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