Wednesday December 7, 2011

The 75th annual Reformer Christmas Stocking is lagging a little over $1,000 behind this date last year, but we’re hoping it will take a leap toward its goal of $90,000 with a chance of snow predicted for this evening. The cold weather usually inspires the donors to dig deep and remember the children as they don their coats and head outside.

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 and on our website.

Contributions, which are tax deductible, and the form, should be sent to: Reformer Christmas Stocking, P.O. Box 703, Brattleboro, VT 05302-0703.

New this year, donors may use their credit cards on PayPal for their 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

In honor of the teachers at Dummerston School, who give so much of themselves to kids! Thanks and love, Lila & Lucy, $150.

In loving memory of Mary Liz Ratti, a dear, dear friend. From Lois Johnson, $50.

In loving memory of Ernie Johnson, a man with a "Brave" heart. Lois, Dawn, Chris and Ernie Jr., $50.

In memory of loved ones. Fran Burrows, $50.

In memory of loved ones. Betty Putnam, $25.

With heartfelt gratitude to friends and neighbors who so ably assisted us in our clean up from "Tropical Storm" Irene. Bruce and Carol Corwin, $100.

Helping to keep our Vermont children warm through the winter. The Local #134 TOPS group (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly), $50.

To keep all the children warm and for all the wonderful, strong women in my life -- Cissie, Hilda, Rena, Stanley. I miss you -- with love, Kathie, $50.

In memory of Dave. Judy, $100.

Anonymous, $20.

Merry Christmas! Janet and Guy Nido, $150.

In memory of Ernie and other loved ones. Celia, $75.

For the children. Ken and Sylvia Johnson, $25.

Galvin G. Gall, $200.

To my Mom & Dad who always kept us kids warm. Elaine, $50.

To my sister Kathy. Elaine, $50.

In loving memory of my husband, Herb, and my parents, Nettie and Lester Barber. Alice McClellan, $15.

Marge and Dick Guthrie, $25.

In memory of our beloved daughter, Pamela Lynn Johnson, who loved children and Christmas. Dad, Mom, Jay, Heidi and Jessica, $50.

In memory of Walter Turner, Sherman and Rachel Dompier, June Wells and Carolyn Wheeler. Gloria Turner, $20.

In memory of Tyler Chapman. Gram, $25.

In memory of our parents, A. Hadley and Ann Shumway and Karl and Irma Schroeder. Judy and Bill Shumway, $50.

Given in honor of the Brattleboro Firefighters, who have helped my wife Carol in her time of need. Carol and Joe Pineau, $30.

Anonymous, $50.

In memory of loved ones, peace to all. Barbara Goldman, $15.

In honor of Christmas Stocking volunteers. Linn S. Wilson, $100.

In loving memory of my dear brother Ken, sister Evelyn, and my Angel Amber Bernier. Merry Christmas, Yvonne Bernier, $25.

To the children of our community. Joe and Susanna Grannis, $50.

In loving memory of my sister Lynn, my father Bernie, and my cousin Brian. You are gone, but never forgotten! Remembering all the wonderful holidays we shared. Sharon, $50.

In loving memory of my grandparents, Loretta and John Ryan, who were two of the kindest and most generous people I have ever known. You are still missed every day. Sharon, $25.

In loving memory of all the members of The Barrett Family who have passed away, especially my grandparents, uncles and aunt. Sharon, $25.

Kevin and Calle, $50.

In memory of Elaine Grace Ranney. From her husband, $50.

In memory of Clarence and Betsy. Love, Frances and Jane, $25.

In honor of the person who found and returned my wallet at the Vernon School Craft Fair on Dec. 3. With Gratitude, Joyce, $20.

Putney Design, $100.

In loving memory of my parents, Rose and Timothy J. Ryan Sr. -- Timothy J. Ryan Jr., $25.

In memory of Bonnie V. Ryan, my loving wife. Timothy J. Ryan Jr., $25.

In loving memory of our parents, Harold and Margaret Allen. Douglas Allen and Diane Allen Bassett, $75.

In loving memory of Maddy Harlow and Raymond Tucker. Don and Margaret, $50.

In loving memory of my brother, Gary "Rock" Hudson, $100.

In honor of our granddaughters, Avah and Lydia. Christina and Peter Gibbons, $100.

Today: $2,370.00

Previous: $13,999.98

Total to Date: $16,369.98