John works at a temporary employment agency making $7.50 an hour.

He also takes two evening classes at a local college so that he can advance himself one day with a full-time skilled career in the field of radiology.

He lives at a local men's shelter and often finds that, because of the sporadic nature of his work, he does not have enough money for lunch each day and often comes up short by the end of the week.

John's life would be a bit easier if he were assured of a midday meal, and your contribution to the Good Cheer Fund can help make that a reality.

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 Carolina Youth Development Center, Lowcountry Food Bank, Salvation Army, Star Gospel Mission, Association for the Blind and Catholic Charities.

Every cent of the money raised goes directly to the agencies as there are no administrative costs involved.

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 www.goodcheerfund.com.

CONTRIBUTIONS

Barry and Annie Bonk 300.00

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mesel 250.00

Steven and Betty Ziplow 50.00

Barbara Werner 60.00

George and Barbara Smyth 50.00

Carol and Sandy Shilepsky 200.00

Martha and Gene Spence 100.00

Bill and Nancy Bryant, Seabrook Island 100.00

ANONYMOUS

200.00

100.00

30.00

IN MEMORY OF

Philip O'Neill Hanvey and A. Legare Van Ness 50.00

Charles and Catherine Bennett 50.00

Jim, Thelma, Paul Sr., Paul Jr. and Jimmy 30.00

Charles McLaughlin Mulherin Jr. from Katherine S. Mulherin 100.00

Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Utsey 100.00

Joseph, Mildred, Mike, Joan and Tim Lannan from Barbara Lannan 25.00

Our mother Gisele Mckee from her family 100.00

William and Lissi Shoemaker from Frank and Cathy 100.00

Edward and Jean Davis from Steve and Marsha Davis 200.00

Norma Cassell and Barbara Carter from "The Social" 25.00

TODAY'S TOTAL $2,220.00

PREVIOUS TOTAL $20,320.79

YEAR TO DATE $22,520.79

LAST YEAR TO DATE $23,163.34