Eleven-year-old Maggie, her 10-year-old brother and 13-year-old sister had been living in a car for an extended period and came into Department of Social Services custody because their mother was no longer able to provide appropriate care for them.

The three children are now living in a local emergency shelter.

While she still wishes she could be with her mother, Maggie enjoys helping other children in the house. She is a strong young lady who always brings a smile to those around her.

Maggie loves painting pictures of animals and dreams of being a scientist one day. Your contribution to The Post and Courier's Good Cheer Fund can help give Maggie and her siblings a Christmas that will provide beautiful memories for years to come.

The community's contributions to the Good Cheer Fund have helped the less fortunate in the Lowcountry since 1927. Six charitable organizations share the funds collected: Lowcountry Food Bank, Star Gospel Mission, Salvation Army, Carolina Youth Development Center, Association for the Blind and Catholic Charities. Every penny of the money goes to these agencies as there are no administrative costs involved.

Send your 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

In honor of Mary Ramsay from the employees at Croghan's Jewel Box 500.00

Jean and Zev Wolf 12.00

Brian Delaroca 20.00

In honor of the faculty and staff at Academic Magnet High School and the faculty and staff at Palmetto Scholars Academy from the Alberg Family 100.00

In gratitude for: Jack, Grier, John, Janie and Sam 100.00

William B. III and Katherine Turner Fund 250.00

Jane Bishop 321.79

Billye and Tom Mann 200.00

Linton and Janet Snapp 200.00

Brad and Scotty-Scott 20.00

ANONYMOUS

5.00

180.00

100.00

10.00

30.00

IN MEMORY OF

Our parents Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Kangeter and our sister, Sandra K. Corson from John and Donna Rosa 100.00

My husband Fred Ehni, father D.S. Owens Jr. and grandmother Lena Watson 200.00

Our Mom, Norma Parler 500.00

Julian, Ruth and Era Kay Parks and Ervin Homer and Vera Taylor 150.00

TODAY'S TOTAL $2,998.79

LAST YEAR TO DATE $4,498.34

LAST YEAR'S TOTAL $335,817.19