Donations climbed quickly during the last week, but the Reformer Christmas Stocking is still short by $10,890.16 of reaching this year’s goal of $90,000.
Donations received late Friday afternoon, by Paypal, and in Saturday’s mail amounted to $2,887.37, bringing the total so far this year up to $79,109.84.
All donations go for the purchase of warm outer wear for children through age 15.
All contributions will be listed daily in the Reformer as requested by the donor. Contributions may also be read on the Reformer website at www.reformer.com. A form may be found in the paper each day or find information on how to donate on our website.
Contributions, which are tax deductible, and the form, may be sent to: Reformer Christmas Stocking, P.O. Box 703, Brattleboro, VT 05302-0703.
Donors may use their credit cards on PayPal for contributions by visiting www.reformer.com/christmasstocking. Type how you would like your donation to be listed in the Reformer in the "Purpose" line.
Contributions may also be brought to the Reformer office at 62 Black Mountain Road on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
I miss you, Daddy. Love, Karin, $25.
In memory of Kermit Smith, I miss you, Daddy. Kristine Smith, $25.
In loving memory of Kermit Smith. Pat, Megan
In loving memory of Chuck Taylor. Pat, Megan and Matthew, $25.
Merry Christmas to our favorite neighbors, Mark, Allegra, Rosie and Lily. Thanks for all you do! The Patenaude Family, $25
In memory of our dear Fleming Oil Friends, gone but never forgotten -- Barbara Fleming, John Doucette, Ken Shield, Eric Marine, Diane Buraczynski, Max Huestis, Marc Wallace, Paul Shield, Tommy Finnell and Chris Woodward. From Bill H., Chuck D., Claire L., Martin L., Kathy M., Nancy S., Peter B., and Russell P., $40.
In memory of Paul, Jim, Phil, Walt, Ida, Esther and Ginnie Andy and Alice, $100.
In honor of all children everywhere. Mike and Judie Jerald, $300.
Michael and Susanna Griefen, $25.
Missing Irene. Nancy and Hollie, $30.
In honor of Bob and Booie, the best elves Santa ever had! Ellen and Tony, $100.
Casey Cota, Chris Cota and Jim Tully. Cota & Cota, Brattleboro, $272.37.
With thanks to the Sunday morning elves: Karen, Nancy, Debbie, Fran, Sandy, Kathy, Joann, Karyn and Cindy. Merry Christmas from Karen, $25.
Remembering Tyler Chapman, from Moss, Karen and Jeffrey, $25.
In loving memory of Iris. Debbi and George, $25.
In memory of Bud and Thresa Rinfret, $30.
To honor the memory of Bill and Madeline Baldwin who kept many little children warm. Your daughter, Janice, $50.
In memory of my Parents, Grandparents and Uncles. Linda J. Torunski, $50.
In loving memory of our parents, Jerry and Lucille Jerard and our brother Paul. The Jerard Family, $200.
Remembering Grandpa Tom and Grandma Jane. Kathleen, Donald, Laura, Emily. $100.
In memory of Claire who loved Christmas and made it special for so many. Bob Grussing III, $1 00.
In memory of Sherwins Past. Love, Doug and Yvette, $50.
To all our friends: Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year. Kathy and Dave Larsen, $50.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our family, friends and neighbors. Bill and Connie Alexander. $25.
Betsy and Claude, $25.
To Our Mothers, Marjorie and Lore. Michael and Naomi, $40.
In memory of my father, Richard A. Kelly. Barbara Williams, $30.
In memory of Jonesy. Buck, $25.
In loving memory of Joe and Grace Austin. Jean, Elaine, Larry and Carol, $35.
In loving memory of Mary and Hans Meyer from the Meyer Family, $35.
To Webster Johnson and Mary Nesbitt from all the family. $30.
Merry Christmas from Will and Lill Griffin, $25.
For all the children and in loving memory of Helen Daly who had such a big heart and generous spirit. Hilly and Piet van Loon, $50.
To the families in Newtown, Ct., and our lost friends Cal and Yaz. Ben and Debbie Underhill, $50.
In memory of my best friend Mike Hill. "Its like fish on a lawn mower!" I still miss you buddy. Love, Terry, $25.
In memory of our founder, Brian Tkaczyk. You may be gone but will never be forgotten. First Choice Communications Services, $100.
To the "Ole Woodsman" for all these years of love and friendship. Linda, $25.
To our 11 grandchildren for bringing us great pride and joy. Love, Grammy and Dawmpy, $25.
To keep the kids warm. Norm Holden Painting and family and Luetta and Larry Holden, $50.
Merry Christmas to our wonderful parents and grandparents, Francis and Barbara Rau! Love, John, Karen and Kids. $50.
In memory of our parents. Paul and Pat, $100.
To help children enjoy winter. $75.
To keep the children warm. BUHS Journalism Class, $30.
To Ms. Smith and FitzSimonds of Wardsboro School. Thanks for all you do. Brett and Curtis Thorpe, $20.
To Ms. Shakespeare and Ms. Brown. Thanks for being great teachers. Curtis Thorpe, $20.
To Ms. Bates and Ms. Mehner. The Best Kindergarten teachers. Brett and Thorpe, $20.
In memory of Hon. Harrie B. Chase and his law clerks, Hon. Ralph Chapman and Hon. James L. Oakes, $100.
To children of Brattleboro. Claire and Renya, $50.
In memory of Bill Holbrook and Ralph Momaney from The Kerylows, $50.
In loving memory of my husband, Kermit. I miss you so much. Love, Pat. $50.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night! $5.
Today: $ 2,887.37
Total to Date: $79,109.84