NORTH ADAMS -- Donations continue to arrive for the Northern Berkshire Santa Fund, and the total is already closing in on $5,000.
The goal for this year is $25,150, all of which will be used to buy toys for needy children in the area. As always, all donations will be gratefully accepted, and none are too small or large. All are tax-deductible. The distribution dates for toys will be announced to the selected families.
The nonprofit Santa Fund is in its 54th year and is run entirely by volunteers. As has been the tradition, the Transcript will print a list of all donations as they arrive, as well as your brief holiday greetings or memorial messages. The Santa Fund has provided gifts to more than 500 children a year for the past three years in a row.
Please send your donations to: Northern Berkshire Santa Fund, c/o the North Adams Transcript, 85 Main St., Suite 2, North Adams MA 01247, or drop them off in the large gift-wrapped box at the front counter of the Transcript and Advocate building.
Jack and Nancy Solari, $25
Mr. and Mrs. Prenguber, $25
Patricia Brewer, $25
Susan Zoltek, in memory of Frank Zoltek, $25
Helene and Norman Gajda, in memory of Harper, $15
David and Linda Tatro, in loving memory of the Barschdorf and Tatro family, $100
Denise Lemieux, $15
Richard Weisenflue, $25
Shirley and Louis Les carbeau, in memory of Jesus
O’Connell Oil, $100
Kathleen and Ronald Bedard, from Abby, Jack and Annabelle Bedard, $100
Nancy and Michael Lewis, $50
Roma Nichols, in memory of Larry, $25
Nancy Rodovick, in memory of Joe Rodovick, $100
Joseph and Mary Dom enichini, $25
Patricia and Lawrence Beach, from the Spofford and Beach families, $200
Previous balance: $3,754
Recent donations: $965
Current balance: $4,719