Bills mounting for Theresa and daughter, 7

Theresa, 45, recently lost her sight due to a stroke and is unable to continue working to support herself and her 7-year-old daughter.

She has applied for disability but has been denied. Theresa is appealing the ruling.

In the meantime, her daughter needed clothes for school, and a Good Cheer Fund agency stepped up to provide the necessary supplies and clothing for the child.

Other bills are starting to pile up, however, and Theresa will need more assistance to get through the holidays.

Your donation can help this mother and daughter make it through these dark days until they can find a way to get back on their feet.

Donations to The Post and Courier’s Good Cheer Fund have helped the less fortunate in the Lowcountry since 1927. The six charitable organizations sharing the funds collected are the Lowcountry Food Bank, Salvation Army, Star Gospel Mission, Association for the Blind, Catholic Charities and Carolina Youth Development Center. There are no administrative costs involved, and every cent of the money raised goes directly to the agencies.

Send 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

In order to be listed in the paper by Christmas Day, contributions must be received in our office by noon on Wednesday.


In the interest of helping those in need, Dixon Hughes has made a donation to the Good Cheer Fund as our gift to the Charleston community this Holiday Season 3,000.00

Toby Clark and Patricia Kruger 100.00

David Clark and Phuong Hoang 100.00

Matt, Amy, Emily and Andrew Nemec 100.00

Rick and Ann Miller 100.00

Melvin Etheridge 100.00

Sally and Lionel Lawson 100.00

For Eliza and Horry Morrison 50.00

Dianne Tennyson and Eric Vincent 100.00

John and Virginia Varn 50.00

The Rev. Harry and Peggy Hill 100.00

William and Diane Agee 50.00

The Ellisons 100.00

Hammerton Lodge No. 332 AFM 50.00

Dr. James Simpson and staff 500.00

Richard Waggoner 1,000.00

The Carrese Family 100.00

Dunbar and Charlotte Helsley 100.00

In gratitude for my fifteen Heartstrings 150.00

In honor of my special blessings: Nonnie, Sledgehammer, Billie-Burke, Happy and ManBaby 100.00






Betty and Cam Burn 250.00

Francis and Juy Porcher 100.00

Theodore and Lila Rapchick 53.00


Marie L. Herres 1,000.00

Baby Andrew 30.00

Benji, Dean Marie and Jeremiah. Loved and missed 25.00

Henry Miller Anderson 100.00

My daughter Suzan L. Barkley from Nancy D. Smith 100.00

Edwin Davis Peacock 100.00

The Three Graces, Virgie, Peggy and Detie 100.00

Joseph W. Detyens, from his family 50.00

Our parents Ruth and Hubert Elsey and Bertha and George Cooper 100.00

Janice Heiterer, from Dick, Tracey and Ricky 100.00

Sara and Mortimer Clement and Julia and Edward Porcher 50.00

Chad Howerton 50.00

Mark Waldrop 25.00

Loved ones, from A&R 25.00

Theodore B. Guerard 1,000.00

Marian Birlant Slotin, Mr. and Mrs. George C. Birlant, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Slotin and Mr. Robert Ashton 100.00

Bunny Roth, Judy Brown and Nancy Ward, from Lee and Dewey Spong 100.00

The Confederate dead, from Toby 35.00

Our Constitutional Republic, from June 35.00

Joseph F. Smoak Sr. and Tony H. Smoak, from their family 300.00

Our son Will Haynes and other loved ones, from Dr. and Mrs. Walter Haynes 300.00

“Big” Grandma, Granddad T., Aunt Mary, Spike and Louis, by Stan, Donna, Kate Allison and Lance 130.00

Amanda, Ziggy and Zoey 20.00

Princess and B.J. 10.00

Helen Butler 50.00

Our brothers Archie and Peaches, from Mary and Cream 100.00

My angel Jesse Dunn 100.00

Loved ones: Adela H. Cook, Joseph L. and Vivian S. Johnson, Theodore D. and Lois M. Stoney, William H. Ellerbe and Bud Ellerbe from Joe, Beverly and Lawson 100.00

My C 100.00

TODAY’S TOTAL $12,338.00

PREVIOUS TOTAL $151,425.79

YEAR TO DATE $163,763.79

LAST YEAR TO DATE $174,124.20