Robert is 90 years old and totally blind. He is a client at the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired – Charleston and is working hard to learn adaptive skills so he can function without having to rely on a sighted person.

Robert is proud of all that he has accomplished but has one special Christmas request: a talking watch that will tell him the date and time at the touch of a button.

Being able to tell time on your own is something that many of us take for granted. However, it is a daily struggle for many of ABVI’s clients, including Robert.

Your donation to the Good Cheer Fund can help make Robert’s life easier and his holidays brighter.

Contributions to The Post and Courier’s Good Cheer Fund have helped the less fortunate in the Lowcountry since 1927. The seven charitable organizations sharing the funds collected are the Lowcountry Food Bank, the Salvation Army, Star Gospel Mission, the Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Coastal Catholic Charities, the Carolina Youth Development Center and the Charleston Leadership Foundation. Every cent of the money goes directly to the agencies, as there are no administrative costs involved.

Send tax-deductible contributions to the Good Cheer Fund, ℅ The Post and Courier, 134 Columbus St., Charleston, SC 29403-4800. Donations also can be made in person or online at

For more information, email Robie Scott at


Russell and Iris Albright 50.00

Jim Bowring and Sharla Gould 250.00

Keith Chobot 50.00

Honor of our grandchildren, McKenna, Hollis and Jaxon 100.00

Mayme and Bernard Rosenbloom 20.00

Charlie and Annie Poandl 50.00

"Big D" and Mary 100.00

Irene Kaz 50.00

John and Donna Miller 500.00

Dunbar and Lee Helsley 200.00

Blessing to all from Tom and Patsy Austell 100.00

Thomas Cruden 50.00

In honor of our friend, Ola Jackson from CALF 100.00

In honor of Alyssa, Kenton, Bethany, Maddie and Ellie 500.00





In loving memory of Dot Baker from Rivers girls 100.00

Retired Chief (U.S. Navy) Earl Smalley Sr. from Russell and Connie 100.00

Our daughter, Karen Green Keenum from Mom and Dad 100.00

Shirley Lanford and Virginia Prater 200.00

Luke Bruggeman 125.00

William and Rose Fuller, Gene and Dot Martin, Billy and Larry Fuller and Tommy Wyndham 200.00

Our beloved Furbabies — Cookie Monster, Allie, Taco, Hunter, Zeus, Luke Mama cat, Bear, Stinky, Scooter, Lady, Red, Louie and Mr. Meanie 100.00

Loretta 500.00

Tilghman Kronsberg, my beautiful son 100.00

Nancy Pearson and JG Etheridge 100.00

The love of my life: Frank Lowder 25.00

Brandon Shaw: No. 1 grandson, Love and missed by all. Taken too soon!! 25.00

Monte Harrison 15,500.00

TODAY'S TOTAL $19,445.00


YEAR TO DATE $85,301.00

LAST YEAR TO DATE $45,615.00