NORTH ADAMS -- A banner donation of $2,200 by Whitney’s Beverage Shop and its customers has combined with numerous other gifts to keep the Northern Berkshire Santa Fund moving ever closer to its goal.
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.
Anonymous, happy holidays, $20
Marjorie Durning, $200
Whitney’s Beverage Shop and customers of Whitney’s, $2,200
Paula Wells, in memory of the Burro family, $50
Frederick & Linda Scully, $100
In memory of Dee Lewis, from Friends Forever Club, $30
In memory of Ray Smith, love
Jeanne & Ray Moulthrop, Merry Christmas, $50
From the employees of McAndrews-King Buick GMC Truck, $310
My family wishes you and yours a very blessed New Year, from Anonymous, $3
In memory of Raymond Morocco, given by wife Theresa, son Jim and Carolyn, $50
In memory of "Polka Bob Pause" Son Dennis & Esther & Stanley Straczek, from the family, $15
In honor of the 2012-2013 resident advisor staff at MCLA, $50
In memory of Jim Skinner, from his family, $50
In memory of Joseph, Florence and Donald Law; In loving memory of Nancy Goss, $40
Joseph & Marilyn Truskowski, $25
Greylock Federal Credit Union, $250
Previous balance: $19,828.91
Recent donations: $3,503
Current balance: $23,331.91