NORTH ADAMS -- The following donations to the Northern Berkshire Santa Fund, including a very generous $1,000 gift, helped kick off this year’s campaign. 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.
VFW Ladies Auxiliary #996, in memory of deceased members, $50
Eric and Barbara Rudd, in lieu of Christmas cards, $25
Adams Outdoorsmen for Youth, $100
Degregorio and Mac Veety, James Powers Trust, $1,000
Mary Rosasco, in memory of family members, $25
Elizabeth Prevey, in memory of loved ones, $20
Marlene and Paul Dube, $200
Harold Peters, in memory of wife Marianne, $20
Mary Boisvert, $25
James Shippee, $250
Anonymous, in memory of Liz and Bob Mastroianni, $20
Night Cruzers of Berkshire County, $250
Monica Duprey, in memory of husband Russell and granddaughter Taraneh, $50
Current balance: $4,719.51