Money donated during the annual drive, which runs from Thanksgiving to Christmas, is given to five area organizations that help the needy: The People’s Place in Kingston; Family; and the Community Action programs in Ulster, Dutchess and Greene counties.
This was the fund's 43rd year. It was begun in 1977 and now has raised a total of $587,979. The 2018 donations totaled $9,085.
Linda Zuckrow; Ned Goldfarb; Barbara Pons; Gilbert and Mary Hales; Paul and Cynthia Sonnenberg; Fred and Marion Zimmer; Patricia Holden; Paul and Margaret Britton; and Sheila Henninger.
Also... Dick and Betty Davenport; Maria Galang; George and Helga Planthaber; John and Carol Countryman; Ronald Woods, in memory of Johnny Woods; Lutheran Women's Missionary League; Sue Aleo; Aileen DiMicco; Joseph and Laura Mesuda; and Adam and Lynette Tobey.
Also, James and Coleen Sass; Frederick and Mary Barthel; Bianca Capuano; Alma Lee Strickland, in memory of Lee and Bob Strickland; Helen Serinsky; Bailey Pottery Equipment Corp.; Bruderhof and The Mount Academy; Betty, in memory of Elvis Presley; Ingeborg and Jamshid Payman, M.D.; Charles Silberberg; Kathryn Gahan' and The Newcombe Foundation.
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