Jody is a single mom to a young boy. She lost her job a few months ago and has been trying to make ends meet while searching for a new position.

She has no living family to help her out.

Jody wasn’t able to pay last month’s mortgage and is now facing another month where she can't afford her mortgage payment. She’s worried she’ll lose her home.

On top of struggling to pay her mortgage, her electricity and cellphone service are set to be cut off in a matter of days. She has had to forgo major medical procedures to try to make ends meet.

The Carolina Youth Development Center has been offering guidance to Jody. Your donation to the Good Cheer Fund would help Jody, and families like hers, who are struggling to keep a roof over their heads this holiday season.

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


Clyde and Penny Cromwell 100.00

Ron and Lillian Eades 50.00

Lynn Mixon 50.00

Michael and Barbara Fowler 100.00

Justine V.R. Russell 600.00

In thanksgiving for 53 years of best-friendship 53.00

Delbert and Charlotte Heim 200.00

Annie and Barry Bonk 300.00

Patricia Mesel 250.00

Toula Latto 50.00

Alfred and Sylvia Marini 300.00

Billy and Ann 150.00

Mary Salvo 50.00

Joseph and Terese Williams 300.00

Edmond and Rachelle Larue 100.00

Colbert Family Fund of Coastal Community Foundation of S.C. 10,000.00

Mary Weiss 50.00

Tom and Wanda Seay 100.00

John and Catherine Rosso 100.00

Richard and Marcia Standring 50.00

Bill and Rosemarie Elliott 50.00








Ben and Marianne Albrecht 150.00

Leonard and Jean Fulghum (local) 300.00


Hugh Buyck 100.00

Felicia and Bo Morrison 100.00

Erik Warrer 100.00

Gladys Condon 50.00

Jeanne DeSaussure Smith 500.00

Todd Joseph Carter, our awesome son and brother, by Debbie and Jamey Carter, Chad, Jared and Haley 250.00

Pongo, Bebe, Pedro and Ginger 100.00

Our dear neighbor, Esther Fasola from Reid and Peggy Wiseman 100.00

Helen and Ashmead Pringle and Anne and Ed Schachte 200.00

Nancy Pringle, Lucy Schachte and Stephen Schachte 300.00

Bob, Mom and Auntie 125.00

Mom and Dad Leonardi 50.00

Mr. and Mrs. C.G. Leonard 100.00

BB, Rocky, Bola, Sattie, Baxter and Foxie 100.00

Walter Tylee 40.00

Ray Smith and Bartley Bull 50.00

Maria B. Kiel and Peter P. Botzis 50.00

Peter and Olimpia Vallis 100.00

Our parents, Eleanor and Bill Foiles 50.00

My granddaughter, Lea 150.00

Joseph and Evelyn Checa 50.00

Patrick McGregor — our Dad and Husband 100.00

Adela Holmes Cook 100.00

E.K. Wallace, Jean L. Wallace and Michael K. Wallace 100.00

Edie Blair, Jack and Edith Mitchell, Elizabeth Mitchell, Jean Mitchell and Rosser Thrash 100.00

My mother, Gloria C. Jenkins 50.00

TODAY'S TOTAL $17,018.00


YEAR TO DATE $58,456.00

LAST YEAR TO DATE $34,945.00