Struggling couple in need of help to provide for 3 children

Steffanie and Deven of North Charleston struggle every day to put food on the table for their children.

She lost her job as a line cook last year, while her husband has scrambled with little success to find work in landscaping. They try to make ends meet for their young family by relying on unemployment benefits along with food they receive from a local pantry.

"We want our three boys (ages 5, 7 and 11) to receive all the support they need," said Steffanie, who is 30. "We want them to be happy and to want more for themselves."

Unfortunately, she and her husband can't do it alone.

Your donation can help a local agency make this Christmas a warm and happy one for this family by putting food on the table for Steffanie, Deven and their boys.

Since 1927, donations to The Post and Courier's Good Cheer Fund have helped the less fortunate in the Lowcountry during the holidays. The six charitable organizations sharing the funds collected are the Salvation Army, Star Gospel Mission, Association for the Blind, Catholic Charities, Carolina Youth Development Center and the Lowcountry Food Bank. There are no administrative costs involved and every cent of the money 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 www.goodcheerfund.com.

CONTRIBUTIONS

Ken and Bonnie 50.00

Lenna and Jesse Kirchner 750.00

In thanksgiving for Charlie, Charlotte and Bridget 500.00

Gerry and Shirley 50.00

To remind us of what's really important 50.00

Beverly Buswell 75.00

In honor of Dr. Edward Morrison 25.00

In honor of Georgia Lucas Barnett 100.00

James and Kathleen Lee 200.00

Benevolent, Patriotic Order of Does #231 100.00

Rosen & Associates Inc. 50.19

Macon Bianucci-Happy Birthday! Love, Page, Tim, Carly and Cole Walter 100.00

Julius Weil Jr. 100.00

Kathleen H. Rivers Interior Design Inc. 100.00

Jay and Helen Jacobs 100.00

In honor of our children and grandchildren: Lyndsey, Kyle, Hunter, Little Kyle, Jim, Melissa, Will, Chase, Hayes, Whitt, Charlie, Amy, Grace, Benjamin and Caroline from Rhetta and Charles Swicord 300.00

In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Gillam, real Good Samaritans 100.00

Marian and Dick Spell 150.00

Employees at L-J Inc 250.00

In honor of my 5 beautiful great-grandchildren Mariah, Gracelyn and Ryan Caputo, Cassandra Perry and Matthew Pye and my beloved little Chihuahua dog Missy 20.00

In honor of my great-grandchildren Olivia Higdon and Eva Higdon by Stella Way 20.00

For Taylor and Betty, my daughter and mother 50.00

Class K-5C Blessed Sacrament School 25.00

In honor of Katherine Umrysh's 90th Birthday 25.00

In honor of our friends: Kay, Mark, Peggy, Steve, Tammy, Eve, Sarah, Bobbie, Lorna, Chip, Viv, Mike, Dee and Tommy 30.00

In honor of the Pediatric Neurology staff at MUSC from Dave and Patty Griesemer 250.00

Patrick and Angela Biggs 250.00

In honor of our good friends, Barry and Denise, from D&M 50.00

Chris, Denise, Nicole and Christian Fredericks 400.00

John Green 20.00

Morelli Heating & Air 500.00

ANONYMOUS

100.00

50.00

500.00

IN LIEU OF CARDS

Rebecca Riser (local) 100.00

Riser, McLaurin & Gibbons LLP 200.00

Carol Way and Family 35.00

John and Sandy Atkinson 100.00

Mrs. Barney R. Chaplin Jr. 100.00

June and Rudy Matzner (local) 100.00

IN MEMORY OF

Baby Andrew 30.00

Maceo Mazyck 50.00

Hal Svendsen and Aunt Resa and Uncle Virgil 25.00

J.I.H.S. Classmates 1957-1958, Forever in our hearts 100.00

Joseph Edward Lofton 30.00

Carolyne and "Bee" Holcombe and Thelma and O.T. Wallace from Joy and Robert Wallace 250.00

Our sons, Dan Hundley and Jamie Richards, with love 250.00

Doc and Lila and Joe and Kate 100.00

Common Sense from June 35.00

Tim Trouche and Eddie Trouche 200.00

Mr. Gantt 200.00

Margaret Riley Saldutte and Miriam Riley Newton 60.00

George B. Daniels 100.00

Barbara and Sally Robson 100.00

Michael Berry 100.00

Loved Ones from Eleanor Pearce 100.00

Wallace T. Austelle 25.00

My brothers, Dan and Jamie 100.00

Chad Palmer from Tom and Candy 25.00

Our parents: Anna and John Lazarchick and Helen Sophy 100.00

Friends: Joe Bishop, Henry Conner, Bob Bott, C.C. Pearce, Julian Buxton, Dick Luke, Joe Frank Garner, Ashton Phillips, Buddy Rumble, Graham Smith and Arden Lemon 200.00

Evelyn and Vincent Siciliano 75.00

Ben, Jeanne, Greer, Adela, Katie, Reese, Peter, Liza and all others who remain 4EVER YOUNG 100.00

Our Papa Ralph B. Hancock 100.00

Jack Young 100.00

Fred Snelling 100.00

Mr. Wilkie 100.00

Shorty Crane 100.00

James Preister 100.00

Bill and Tina Spell 100.00

My baby daughter who would have been 50 years old today 20.00

Eleanor Cain Stutler 40.00

Barnwell R. Chaplin Jr. We miss you very much, your family in Charleston and Columbia 200.00

Grayson S. Carter III 100.00

Betty C. St. Laurent 25.00

Jeanne Smith, Park Smith, Jack and Mary Rinehart 200.00

John Steinberger's 6th-grade students at PCA in memory of his mom, Rose Marie Saponaro. Ecc. 3:1 50.00

TODAY'S TOTAL $9,765.19

PREVIOUS TOTAL $142,717.09

YEAR TO DATE $152,482.28

LAST YEAR TO DATE $149,561.47