The 77th annual Reformer Christmas Stocking is $9,707.54 short of this year’s goal of $90,000. It stands at $80,292.46 with donations today of $1,140.

It really needs a boost.

After all the hustle and bustle of Christmas calms down, how about writing a check to help support the Stocking in its quest to outfit the less fortunate children of the area?

All donations go for the purchase of warm outer wear for children through age 15.

All contributions will continue to 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.

CONTRIBUTIONS

Missing my parents and remembering wonderful times. JSB, $50.

Seth Harter, $30.

With loving memories of our deceased family and friends. John and Karen Abel, $50.

In memory of loved ones. Shirley Collins, $100.

To honor my grown-up nieces and nephews. Aunt Vivian, $50.

In memory of loved ones. George and Jeane Martin, $25.

To Maryanna, $50.

Anonymous, $25.

In loving memory: Josephine Shediak David (Aunnie Jo) who was, and is, an inspiration in our lives. She loved unconditionally and made you feel special and cherished. She had no birth children, but was a mother to all the children who knew and loved her. She remains a guardian angel over all of us, as we try to continue her loving ways with all the children. "Time is the best thing to spend on a child." To all the children -- Love to warm their hearts, Peace to warm their home and Clothes to warm their bodies. Rick & Kate, $100.

In Memory of Family, Colleagues & Friends: Amelia (Millie) M. John, Michael L. John, Anthony L. John, Carl John; Frank Martocci, John C. Conn, Hans Weltz, Gil Parker, Bill Bengtson; Eiko Goldthwaite, Gene Thomas, Jasper David, Bob Lemire, John Houpis, Ben Rubenstein; St. Mike’s Class of 1961 -- Bill Bassignani, Patty Trombley, Ronnie Thomas, Ernie Barcomb, Ernie Sanville; Ray Merrigan, Paul Beebe, David Hiner, Bernie Fleming, Monica Harris. R. John & Co., $100.

To area children in need. Marine Corps League Toys for Kids, $100.

To honor Chris Hart, Mary Houghton, and all the Brattleboro Housing Authority Staff. Janet Cramer, $25.

In memory of Grandpa, $100.

In memory of Lee and John Nunziata and Hilda and Lenny Goldberg. Tom and Gail Nunziata, $100.

In memory of Katie: You were an asset and blessing in my life. Terri, $25.

In honor of our teachers, Jen Brown and Molly Stoner. Sarah and Owen Gallagher, $50.

Wherever the need is greatest. Raymond Huessy, $100.

Anonymous, $10.

In memory of Laura F. Gibson, Beloved Daughter and Mother. Frankie Gibson, Bob and Michael Petrie and Ashley Sage, $35.

In memory of A.J. Revilla, A lovely lady. Frankie Gibson, $15.

Today: $ 1,140.00

Previous: $79,152.46

Total to Date: $80,292.46

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Correction

In honor Dr. "Artie" Carrasquillo. Linda and Bill Bedard, $100.