The 77th annual Reformer Christmas Stocking has climbed over the halfway mark toward this year's goal of $90,000. With donations totaling $2,450 on Wednesday, the amount received to date stands at $46,351.30.
A quick look back to 2012 on this date shows the amount received was $47,096.32. That is close to this year, but the number of people who have donated has dropped by almost 100 compared to last year.
All donations go for the purchase of warm outerwear 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 and 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.
Ivan and Sonia Carrasquillo, $250.
In memory of Larry L. Cooke. Kathy and Liz, $100.
In memory of Linda Yeaw and Butch Yeaw. The Outlaw, $50.
In memory of our dear friend, Helen Wyman White, who made the best Christmas goodies. Cecil and Steve, $50.
To LEM and BMH. From CCM and SLL, $50.
In memory of all Firefighters that have passed. Brattleboro Firefighters Benefit Association, $50.
Merry Christmas to all. Joe and Becky, $50.
In loving memory of our wonderful, smart and fun parents: Marion and Leo Langlois and Alice and Harold Corwin. Bruce and Carol, $100.
A "thank you" to our good neighbors on Fuller Drive and Pine Street. The Richardsons, $10.
Happy Holiday Wishes to All. Patti and Bob Neubauer, $100.
In memory of Kathy Bourassa and our loving cat, Abby. Peace on Earth. Joe and Val Crowley, $25.
In memory of my husband George, son Marty and nephew Jim. Janice Duke, $25.
Happy Holidays! Evening Star Grange, $25.
To kids who like the snow. Mark and Edee, $150.
Given in memory of George Runge who love and honored all children from His Family who still love and honor him. $100.
In loving memory of our parents, son Dickie, and brother Harold. Dick and Janet, $25.
In memory of Robert Sargent Fay, Stocking volunteer and friend to all children. Peter and Elizabeth, $50.
Merry Christmas. Sigrid Blazej, $20.
In memory of our parents. Paul and Pat Putnam, $100.
Happy Holidays Everyone! Tri State Gay Men, $75.
Wishing everyone good health and happiness in 2014. Philip and Michelle, $50.
In honor of Sylvie and Katherine, our two very special granddaughters. Pepere and Mimi Normandeau, $150.
In memory of Doug Babbitt from his granddaughters, Sierra and Leah Lane, $25.
In memory of my sister and father. In honor of my mother. Barbara, $50.
In memory of our siblings -- Ken, Marie, Richard, Wallace, Russell, Warren James and George Paul. Calvin and Verna, $50.
In memory of: Millard and Mabel White, Neil Waite, Jean Johnson, Percy and Grace Burrington, Reginald and Betty Burrington. North End Market, $50.
Hazel T. F. Witch, $25.
To Vt. Yankee and Entergy for all you have done for 17 years for the Watson/Masters Scholarship. Mary Watson, $100.
In loving memory of Richard Haas. Howard, $50.
In loving memory of Frances Lucier, $50.
In loving memory of Jack & Gloria Barrett. Gordon/Jean/Sydney/Katie, $20.
In memory of Poppa Bristol. Love from Sydney & Katie, $15.
In memory of Uncle Billy, our godfather. Love from Sydney & Katie, $15.
United Steel Workers Local 1862, Brattleboro, $100.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Wilma, $25.
In loving memory of Ruth Corbeil. Jeanette Leclaire, $20.
In memory of our loved ones. Irma and Stanley Robertson, $50.
Today: $ 2,450.00
Total to Date: $46,351.30