The 77th annual Reformer Christmas Stocking is slowly climbing toward this year’s goal of $90,000. On Friday, $394.72 was received, bringing the total up to $88,662.91.

Hopefully this weekend as the cold continues, many people will pick up their pens and write checks to push the Stocking over its goal.

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 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 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.


In loving memory of Charlotte and Everett Dimick and Kitty, Hayden and Jim Amidon. Patricia Amidon, $50.

Anonymous, $20.

To our wonderful friends, Moss and Karen. The Svecs, $50.

Nora Riley, $50.

In loving memory of my Mom, $19.59, and Uncle Bill, her brother, $20.13.

Anonymous, $20.

Anonymous, $10.

In memory of Edith Batchelder. Roland, Wendy and Larry Chase, $30.

To stay warm. National Association Letter Carriers #37, Brattleboro, Vt., $100.

In memory of loved ones from J. & F., $25.

Today: $ 394.72

Previous: $88,268.19

Total to Date: $88,662.91