NORTH ADAMS -- Donations are arriving daily for the Northern Berkshire Santa Fund, already bringing the early tally above $3,700.
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 for 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.
John and Beverly Canale, $30
Whitman’s Crystal Clean Inc., $100
Clarksburg Seniors Club, $25
RI Baker Co. Inc., $100
Joan and Dennis Farinon, $20
Elwin and Gwen Richardson, in memory of loved ones, $25
Franklin Risatti, $30
JPS Derby Inc., $300
Edward Czarnecki, in loving memory of Ellen Sinderman, $25
Dayle Sinderman, in loving
Arvall and Catherine Bankston, in memory of Marianne Smith, $50
Shirley and Scott Lincoln, in memory of Marianne Smith, $20
Maryann and Anthony Abuisi, in memory of Marianne Smith, $25
Sheila Silsby, in memory of Marianne Smith, $50
Richard and Lorraine Wittig, in memory of Marianne Smith, $10
Daniel and Keith Goodell, in memory of Marianne Smith, $50
Jeffey Meehan, in memory of Marianne Smith, $40
Wayne Lapine, in memory of Marianne Smith, $25
Peter and Laurie Lamarre, in memory of Marianne Smith, $25
Tina and Charles Lapine, in memory of Marianne Smith, $30
Previous balance: $2,749
Recent donations: $1,005
Current balance: $3,754