Empty Stocking Fund

The donors to the Empty Stocking Fund

Angel Tree tags are are stacked on a table inside the Salvation Army's Christmas Bureau. The Salvation Army matches children in need with anonymous donors who buy the gifts.
Angel Tree tags are are stacked on a table inside the Salvation Army's Christmas Bureau. The Salvation Army matches children in need with anonymous donors who buy the gifts. dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com

The Charlotte Observer has sponsored the Empty Stocking Fund since about 1920. All of the money that people contribute goes to the Salvation Army’s Christmas Bureau, which buys toys, food, clothing and gift cards for families.

Here are the latest donors for this year’s campaign:

On Behalf Of Amount

Barclay Downs Neighbors $170.00

Barry & Laura Klutz $500.00

In memory of Roger, by Dianne English $100.00

Joyce Fallace $500.00

In memory of Beatrice Mertz Coxey, by Margaret Rowe $25.00

Sally Hagood James $50.00

In loving memory of Jean Mason Quinn and Charles “Chuck” L. Kirby, by Tom & Betty $200.00

In honor of Bricis Corner $200.00

In memory of s. Paul Stork, Xan Law and David P. Underwood, by Ernest Ellison $200.00

In memory of Samatha Hammond, Love G-Ma & P-Pop $100.00

In memory of Fran & Bob Campbell, by Meg Campbell Haynes $100.00

Dean Tomich $200.00

James Morton $200.00

Judith H. Cook $25.00

Geeta Metha $100.00

Laura J. Rhodes $25.00

Sarah S. Tull $200.00

Robert A. McClary, Jr. $100.00

In memory of Rick Walker, by Carol Walker $25.00

In memory of my fur-babies and in honor of Houligan and Hanna, by Carole Ann Simpson $100.00

Jeanne C. Rockas $10.00

In honor of our grandchildren, Cole, Ty, Knox and Clyde, by Larry & Joanne Cole $25.00

Zach & Nina $200.00

In memory of Prashant Enthat $50.00

In honor of Allan Wernau, by Richard J. Wernau $10.00

Michael Bernath $100.00

In memory of Frank Brooks Harrell, by David Pierce $100.00

In memory of my Dad, Mom, Lib, Angela and Mike and in honor of my precious granddaughter, Laurel, by Sandra Atkinson $100.00

In memory of Sid & Eleanor Butz, by The Odell’s $100.00

The Coss Family $200.00

In honor of our wonderful children and grandchildren $50.00

Phyllis R. Bodfish $45.00

In memory of Ann Atkins and Joy Hyett, by Henry & Gale Atkins & kids $100.00

In honor of those seeking a second chance in life, by The Tate Family $250.00

Tina Robinson $30.00

Abizar Rangwala $100.00

In honor of my mom, Nell Young, by Karen Branan $50.00

In loving memory of Dylan Mitchell $250.00

Lisa Goss $25.00

Grant Campbell $25.00

In honor of Chuck Noe & Randy Peacock $100.00

Bonnie Peterson $100.00

Cameron Golden $100.00

Andrew Jacobson $500.00

Gregory Laughton $100.00

Bryon Ashbridge $1,000.00

In honor of our grandparents, by Erich Straughn & Bailey Langvardt $100.00

E. Patrick Magner $50.00

Julie Male $100.00

David & Alice Cauble $100.00

Have a blessed Christmas! Love, The Geldbach Family $25.00

Jason Hooks $100.00

Emily Long $100.00

Mark Kremers $100.00

Elizabeth Miller $50.00

William Hollar $100.00

In honor of George & Peggy Hall, by The Wrights $40.00

James Frazier $250.00

Lynsley Smith $1,000.00

Crystal Manuel $50.00

In honor of Neel Stallings $150.00

Cristina Bolling $100.00

Susan Haffner $200.00

In honor of Chuck Noe and Randy Peacock $50.00

Timothy E. Cloninger $500.00

In memory of Roy Pendleton, by Cristi Pendleton $50.00

Kathy C. Wright $20.00

In honor of my grandchildren, by Me Mum $200.00

Melanie A. Blackley $100.00

Crown Communications $50.00

In memory of John E. Boyd $100.00

Anonymous $25.00

In memory of Margaret H. Gaines Missionary, by Ron & Lynda Martin $25.00

In memory of Clifford Byrd, by A. M. Mason $100.00

Dolores P. Shepherd $25.00

In honor of my grandchildren, Katherine, Brandon, Julia, Cameron, Grace and Cooper, by Grandmother, Sharon Sells $150.00

In honor of Henry Knowles Smitherman, our precious new grandson, with love, Happy & Ying-Yang $100.00

Ann, Anne, Penny and Sheila $25.00

In memory of Bill & Juanita McGee, by Benny $100.00

Anonymous $40.00

Greg & Cindy Downs $50.00

In loving memory of Marion Blanton Gibson, by her family $100.00

Anonymous $100.00

Today’s Total: $11,365.00

Y-T-D Total: $348,689.46

Donors from earlier this year:

On Behalf Of Amount

In honor of Mindy, Bentley, Ashton and Connor $2,500.00

Mr. W. Kirk Crawford $500.00

Ann & Russell Ranson $500.00

Dr. & Mrs. Craig A. Van Der Veer $500.00

Mr. & Mrs. Fritz Nauck $750.00

Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Daniels $500.00

Allison Runner $250.00

To any child in need $250.00

Susan Rafferty $50.00

James Elder $100.00

Wayne Allegood $30.00

Carol Sugg $150.00

In memory of Mrs. Frances Moyles, by Gary & Carol Sugg $100.00

In honor of our friends and family, love Jane & Luther Lockwood $500.00

In loving memory of John M. & Helen E. McMurray and Charles M. McMurra $200.00

Caroline Day $25.00

In loving memory of Orville & Michelle Mowbray, by your daughters and $100.00

Antoinette Faccone $100.00

Edward Chaconas $75.00

Mark Keough $100.00

Noah Lazes $300.00

Charles Rice $250.00

Michael Peeler $200.00

Linda Anderson $100.00

Sloane Schwab $100.00

Eric Woodall $10.00

In honor of Katharine MacNeill, by John & Pamela MacNeill $150.00

In honor of Ellie, James, Mills and Craton, by Nana $200.00

In memory of our daughter, Tracy, by Bonne & Bill McCoy $150.00

John Burke $50.00

Anonymous $50.00

In memory of Elizabeth L. Casarsa, by Karen Cosentino $100.00

In memory of Peanut Stout, Best Rescue ever, by Chip & Jane Stout $100.00

In honor of my great Christian friends, Michael, Charlie and Tim, Ed King $150.00

Rev. Wardell & Myrtle Henderson $200.00

In memory of Maxene Shinn, by Ashley S. Samuels, Jessica, Madison and Jake $200.00

Susan M. Tremont $50.00

In memory of Louise Sitton, by Bill, Karen, Spencer and Cooper Sitton $250.00

In memory of Thomas D. Keretsis, by his family $500.00

Ann Herriman $25.00

Thomas J. Maddox, Jr. $50.00

In memory of Margaret Moore $100.00

Sharon Presbyterian Middle Sunday School Class $100.00

In honor of Nathan Gibson Daniel and Hollis Luke Brakefield $100.00

Joe & Mary McGee $100.00

In memory of Jenny P. Kokenes, by The Lunch Bunch $100.00

Leonard Wright $250.00

Athan & Lucy Pappas $250.00

Patricia Raso $50.00

Jeffrey Lew $25.00

kathy & Harold Howe $100.00

David Ardrey $25.00

In memory of John Roth and Tommy Ferguson, by Dawn & Jim Roth $100.00

In memory of Barbara Brown, by Karen Pettis $50.00

H. Joel moore $50.00

James M. Rivers $100.00

Randall S. Plante $100.00

Regenia & George Burton $75.00

Gaynelle Doster $25.00

In memory of George P. McDowell, by Janet McDowell $50.00

Jerry & Elaine Hudson $100.00

In memory of Paul Barton $100.00

Lucy Hart $25.00

Lisa A. Stewart $25.00

In memory of Jan Webb, by Ashley Blevins $20.00

Paul Miller $25.00

In memory of Marie Thompson and Betty Krimminger $50.00

Frannie & Hal Brown $100.00

In honor of my lunch friends, Nancy D., Judy, Barbara, Keely, Julia and Miss Nina, by Nancy K. Stubblefield $500.00

In loving memory of my parents, John & Diane Fox, by Linda M. Fox $50.00

In honor of my grand-niece & nephew, Hayden & Oscar Austin, by Juanita $25.00

In memory of John & Jan Valletta, by Kathi, Donna and Annette $100.00

Phifer Helms $25.00

In memory of Frank Theodore Gaither, by Johnnie Collins $50.00

Anonymous $50.00

In memory of mom, by Patti & Bob Bryan $100.00

In honor of Katie & Margaret Upchurch, by Catharine & Frank Freda $50.00

Frank Alexander $100.00

In memory of Bob Butt $100.00

Lee H. Arwood $100.00

Henry Durkin $100.00

Aileen Adams $50.00

Kenneth J. Glover $100.00

In memory of Johnny & Petra Arey, by Hilde Arey $100.00

In memory of Bea Coxey, by Jean & Jeff Sanderson $50.00

FOPHIE $100.00

Denise Reddy $20.00

Anonymous $200.00

In honor of Susie & Larry Warter, by Sherri & Richard Bridgette $75.00

In honor of Linda & Grady Botens, by Sherri & Richard Bridgette $75.00

The Gerken Family $25.00

In memory of Philip, by Pam & Geof Martin $20.00

In memory Margaret S. Abernethy $25.00

In memory of Michael Hegarty $100.00

In memory of Vincent Ronaro, by the Ronaro Family $100.00

Christopher Taylor Family $100.00

In honor of Beth, Roger and Sheila for love and care of their parents $100.00

Nick & Chirs Miller Charity $250.00

In memory of our mothers, Barbara Pace Forshee and Marjorie Ann Neely, by Dean & Gail Forshee $100.00

In memory of Bob & Kathryn Kunkleman, by their daughter, Deborah Sue Kunkleman Baker $100.00

Julia Gillespie $50.00

In memory Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Daniels and Mr. & Mrs. Felder Smith, by Carolyn & Lee $50.00

Jamie L. Michalski $150.00

Elizabeth Malloy $25.00

In memory of Juanita H. Moore, by Edward E. Moore and Valiere M. Douglas $100.00

Agia Elpis Philoptochos Society $500.00

Mr. & Mrs. William Baughman $50.00

Anonymous $50.00

In honor of Reilley, Lila Grace and Addie, by G Grams $50.00

A. McDeson $25.00

Yalanda Anthony $50.00

In memory of S. Russell Mickle, by his family $100.00

Claude Coe $100.00

In memory of Genie Rose $100.00

In memory of Elizabeth Honky $100.00

In memory of Frances Moyle $200.00

Providence Day School Visual Arts Dept. $75.00

In memory of Ruthe Metzger and Eva Davis $200.00

Anonymous $50.00

In memory of Pipper Byrum, Judy Martin and Punkin Brookshire, by Missy & Doug Anderson $150.00

Andrea La Tourette $150.00

Martha Connell $50.00

Patricia H. Terrell $100.00

In honor of our children, by Bob & Mary Jane Van Lanen $100.00

Beverly homan $100.00

John V. Bellis $100.00

In memory of our beloved parents, Neal & Alice Bedinger and Earl & Dee Dixon, by Beth & Greg Dixon $100.00

In memory of Kristen McWhinnie, by her family $100.00

In memory of Ron Boivert $200.00

In memory of Benjie Jones $100.00

In memory of Harold Warren, by Shelby Warren $100.00

Stephen Ezzo $100.00

Michael Webb $250.00

William J. Britt $100.00

Barbara Burns $100.00

Anonymous $100.00

In memory of Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Moeller, Sr. $330.00

Mr. & Mrs. William Moore $50.00

In memory of Harold & Marie Thomas, by The Carmolas $500.00

Rufus Dalton $250.00

Scott Reid $250.00

Hannah J. Craighill $100.00

In memory of my parents, James & Georgia Brooks, by Peggy Brooks $200.00

Louise Jordan Norman $25.00

Terry & Janet Spencer $20.00

W. and C. King, Sr., and Family $60.00

In memory of Fran Van Vynckt, by Ray Van Vynckt $1,500.00

Marilyn Armstrong $100.00

In memory of MeLissa Love $20.00

In memory of John Pollard $100.00

Tom & Gail Balousek $250.00

In memory of Helen Allen, by Ramona Norwood $10.00

In memory of Bill Thomas, by Nancy Thomas Family $500.00

Harris $100.00

Mary & Vernon Niew $250.00

Teresia P. Maye $100.00

In memory of Doris Shinn, by Joan & Len $200.00

United Methodist Men Fellowship of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church $50.00

In memory of David, Bedie, EV, Gladys, Audrey, Don, Thomas, Jack and Win, by Gayrie P. Case-Lorick $200.00

In memory of Ricky Hendrick, John Hendrick, Kimberly Hendrick and Jennifer Hendrick $45,000.00

Mary Lou Zimmerman $200.00

Henry S. Nesbit and Stephanie B. Nesbit $100.00

In thanksgiving for Chris, Akayla and Alanna $50.00

In memory of Dr. Frank Pattishall, by Laura McLean $200.00

In memory of Luke Howard $100.00

Phyllis Sneed $25.00

In loving memory of Kevin Goodnight, by Mary & Tommy Cochran $100.00

Joel K. Horwich $25.00

Paul M. Green $100.00

In memory of Ms. Jessie A. Parks, by Ira Alexander $10.00

Anna B. Weil $200.00

Joseph Logan $100.00

In honor of Lisa Pharr, by Mary Stewart Stokes $150.00

In hnor of our friends at Christmas, by Pat & Nancy Willis $100.00

In honor of Abe & Winnie Moyer, by Pam Flynn $50.00

Travis Thompson Family $100.00

Jo Chandler $100.00

In memory of Joe & Virginia Payne, by Tom, Terry, Scott and David Martin $100.00

Theodore & Pamela Wozniak $500.00

In memory of Lloyd C. Caudle, by Cameron Caudle $150.00

The LFC Carolers $515.00

Donna Roth $25.00

Anonymous $500.00

Diane Adams $10.00

In honor of Arboretum Urgent Care Staff, by Dr. Lisa Burke $250.00

In honor of Mary Lee and Walker, by Nana $25.00

Kimberly & Gary Chesson $2,000.00

Susan Meier $30.00

Merry Christmas to all my fellow members at the Charlotte Yacht Club, by Ken Pearson $10.00

Wofford Terriers 79 vs UNC Chapel Hill 75. Congratulations!! Ken & Susan Pearson $15.00

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to April Fisher and all her fine staff at Carver Industries in Camp Pabellow, SC $15.00

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to Missy and Charles and our fine classes at the Marian Diehl Center, by Ken Pearson $15.00

In memory of Nathan & Ruth Pearson, by Ken & Gail $15.00

In memory of Jack Johnston, KIA in Vietnam in 1968 - MPHS1967, by Ken Pearson $10.00

In honor of Jack Johnston, Sr., WWII Hero, by Ken Pearson $10.00

In memory of all The Brave People on Flight 93 in Shanksville, Penn., by Ken Pearson - Let’s Roll America $10.00

Merry Christmas to all my former fellow workers at NCNB Consumer Credit in Charlotte, NC, by Ken Pearson $10.00

In memory of Budd Hunt, by Ken, Winston and Mat $10.00

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to Larry & Gail Clontz in Monroe, NC. Ken & Susan $10.00

Merry Christmas to Susan, Nathan and Kenzi. Love You! Ken $10.00

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to Mrs. Clara Maxwell, 97 years old of Florence, SC. Best Mother-in-law ever! Ken $10.00

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to Gwen Jones of The Charlotte Observer Empty Stocking Fund and Thanks for all the hard work!! By Ken Pearson $10.00

Beverly Thomas $50.00

Molly English $30.00

Nancy January $100.00

Marc Stevens $500.00

Jonathan Kincheloe $200.00

Douglas Ray $100.00

Christopher Lynch $100.00

Mei Olson $25.00

In honor of Rolfe Neill $25.00

In memory of Walker Taylor, by Lisa & Bryant Mende $1,000.00

Paula & Dalt Ruffin $100.00

Holley Hamilton $1,000.00

Doris Castevens $100.00

Nathan Stowe $20.00

Michael Flaum $500.00

David Marvin $100.00

Richard Sowden $100.00

Francis Pinckney, III $250.00

Joseph Olivo $100.00

Laura Delgadillo $20.00

Anonymous $100.00

James Kenney $150.00

Kathryn Dockery $200.00

Robert Connors $200.00

David Delaney $250.00

Jennifer Flanders $75.00

Ivan Beach $50.00

Martha Acker $25.00

Clifford Milner $500.00

In memory of Ed & Loretta Wesley $200.00

Eric Caldwell $40.00

In honor of G. Yarbrough, J. Liger, J. Verde and K. Johnson, by J. Taylor $100.00

Anonymous $50.00

In honor of Jon Rousseau for the 2017 Holiday Season $50.00

Lisa Roche $100.00

Cynthia T. Fox $200.00

Harold Eddins $1,000.00

Jay & Peg Adamczyk $1,500.00

Susan Johnson $500.00

Dolores Bredder $50.00

Barbara Lembo $100.00

Daniel Nunn $25.00

In memory of Aunt Marge $50.00

Jon & Roe Farrow $100.00

Anonymous $35.00

Anonymous $75.00

Rodney Robinette $100.00

In memory of Edward F. Baesel, Jr. $150.00

Michael Peterson $500.00

David & Mitzie Black $100.00

Kevin & Cathy Stitt $50.00

Leslie Berger $100.00

Alan Tingler $100.00

Betty Rash $100.00

Bryan McAllister $400.00

Rebecca Anderson $50.00

Marion Brown $100.00

Robert McBride $250.00

Alden Milam $120.00

Anonymous $100.00

Betty Wallace $200.00

Carl & Irene Carande $1,000.00

Martha Surles $100.00

Roxane Hutchinson $50.00

In memory of Sharon Lunsford Williams, by Mike Williams $100.00

Lillie Taylor $20.00

In memory of John A. Young, III $250.00

Kevin & Karen Feezor $25.00

William R. Gibson $100.00

In memory of my parents, Charles & Dina England, by Martha E. Hughes $100.00

Shane & Lisa Woods $100.00

Sharon Dawn $50.00

In memory of my wife Agnes Browning, by Steve Browning $200.00

Ann B. Wood $100.00

Gerd & Brigitte Hermens $250.00

Page & Pete McEachern $100.00

The Optimist Club of Providence, Inc. $100.00

In honor of my children and grandchildren, by Gail Salmon $100.00

Anonymous $50.00

Mr. & Mrs. Richard E Thigpen, Jr. $100.00

In memory of Pipper Byrum and Fred Barnette, by Ellen & Steve Byrum $200.00

In honor of Isaiah Crawford and Makiyah Crawford, by Vernon Crawford $75.00

Rick & Jen Rothacker $40.00

In honor of Jack McCarthy $50.00

Fred & Priscilla Dabney $100.00

Forrest Ranson $100.00

Anne & Dave Regnery $100.00

In honor Mary Ann Usher, by your loving Family $50.00

In memory of Mary Alice $500.00

In memory of Sally & Bradford Jordan $200.00

In honor of our friends $250.00

In honor of our grandkids, Will, Sophia, Poppy, Owen, Finn and Violet $150.00

In memory of Mae & Herman Baker $200.00

Margaret Stefanko $100.00

Merrill Truman $100.00

Cynthia Willis $25.00

In honor of Virginia Lawing, by Christopher Lawing $75.00

Anita & Bruce LaRowe $100.00

In memory of Jack Gough, by Earlene Gough $25.00

Amy Garceau $75.00

Fred & Ernestine Glenn $50.00

Sylvia D. Thompson $10.00

Ted & Bernice Foote $50.00

Kurt & Terry Hausler $50.00

In honor of Martha Colvard, by Carol & Ben Cason $50.00

In memory of Mary Conder $1,000.00

In memory of Evelyn Banks, by Sherry & Jim Morrow $100.00

Jennifer Oldenburg $50.00

In memory of deceased family members of the Renelt/Larsen families, by Virgil & Beverly Renelt $100.00

In honor of our grandchildren, Ansley, Elliott and Cade, by George & Ellen Anderson $100.00

John & Gracie Lard $50.00

Anonymous $150.00

Toby R. Piasecki $50.00

In memory of Sarah & Dan Boyd $300.00

In honor of Mike & Kathy Hefner, by Mot Mot & Pop $50.00

Carolyn Boor $100.00

Anonymous $400.00

In memory of my wife, Dorothy Roerden $200.00

Christopher & Cynthi Vasiloff $250.00

In honor of Marion Harris, by Nancy & Dave Fortenbery $50.00

Frances & Don Evans $250.00

Martha L. Garrison $30.00

Anna Smith $30.00

in memory of Jack & Opal Clontz $50.00

In honor of the grandchildren, by Granna $200.00

Kay & George Hodges $3,000.00

David Summers $50.00

In honor of my grandchildren, Julia & James Clardy and Woodard, William and Bobby Hooper, by Mamie $100.00

In honor of Fifi, Gus, Iris and Delia $100.00

Katy & Raleigh Shoemaker $250.00

In memory of J. Carlton Fleming, Dr. John Wingert, Dr. Charles N. Feezor, by Kathy & Claud Grigg $100.00

Sandra R. Myers $750.00

Joe & Bonnie Grote $50.00

Nancy G. Elberson $100.00

In memory of Steven Terrafirma - stillborn 1994, by Judy & Edward Terrafirma $5.00

Anonymous $500.00

In honor of Lou & Minette Trosch, by Ann & Will $50.00

Greg & Kat $100.00

In memory of my father & sister, by Deborah B. $25.00

In memory of T. P. McCann and in honor of M. I. McCann $100.00

In memory of my husband, Talmage Williams and my son, David L. Williams, by Jean Williams $100.00

In memory of Roy E. Holbrook, Sr., by Evelyn F. Holbrookl $25.00

Thomas F. Miller $25.00

Anne C. Montgomery $100.00

Janice Lyles $5.00

In memory of Dr. Frank Pattishall, by Charles & Sally Gaddy $100.00

Rick & Linda Hendrick $5,000.00

Peggy Adams $100.00

Anonymous $20.00

Mr. & Mrs. James F. Beahan $100.00

In loving memory of Charles B. Bradbury $100.00

Anonymous $10,000.00

The Horne Company $500.00

Geraldine Baker $50.00

In memory of Helen H. Martin, by John R. Martin $50.00

Helen Crawford $50.00

Derick S. Close $500.00

Leon J. Boudreau $50.00

R. R. White $10.00

In memory of Tom Ratchford, by Joanne Ratchford $100.00

B. Leroy Dodson $50.00

In memory of Bill Herr, by Patrick Herr $30.00

In memory of Evangelos Stassinos $100.00

In memory of Stephanie, by Johnette & Dave Orr $100.00

Mary Goumas $10.00

Andrew Stiles $100.00

Sarah & Jim East $25.00

Lorrie A. Mauney $100.00

Abraham D. Madkour $100.00

In memory of our son, Eric Juhl, by Al & Faye Juhl $100.00

In memory of Chris McLaurin, by Cindy and Frank Oates $100.00

Dick & Beth Lunney $100.00

Jane W. Clapp $100.00

Marianne Warren $100.00

Dot & Dick Beatty $50.00

In honor of Grandma Natalie Faison, by Harrison Faison $100.00

Hilda T. Turner $25.00

Carla & Ed Rose $250.00

Arliss E. Whiteside $500.00

James W. Corbett $50.00

In memory of Maxie, by The McMillan and Poole Families $100.00

In memory of my parents, Lois & Glenn Liles, by Glenda Liles Thompson $100.00

Anonymous $50.00

In memory of Edna, Walt, Pat and Dick, by Amy & John $200.00

Pat & Bill Thomas $100.00

Anonymous $25.00

Anonymous $50.00

In memory of Thomas B. Hendrick, by Harris Paris $50.00

In honor of our grandchildren, by Bob & Ann McDade $250.00

In honor of The McGoogan and Smith Families, by Anne & Bill McGoogan $200.00

In memory of Ann P. Carpenter, by Tom Carpenter $200.00

In memory of Doris & Frank Redd $25.00

In memory of father & mother, glarcester & Sally Garner, by Steven Crosby and Aleatha Black $100.00

1st Thursdays Bridge Club $100.00

In memory of my grandparents, by June & Jon Levine $100.00

David & Renee Reese $500.00

Jim & Edna Walker $100.00

In memory of Ed & Judy Thomson $50.00

Sharon Baker $100.00

Pamela & Scott Gantt $250.00

Mr. & Mrs. Hank Kempton $25.00

Ann A. Bott $125.00

In memory of all those we have loved $100.00

In honor of The Lord Jesus Christ $150.00

In honor of Friend & Family, by Nancy Wohlbruck $300.00

Anne Conradsen $75.00

In memory of Barry Calder, love Hannah & Lexi Calder $25.00

In honor of Evelyn Aubrey, by Nancy & David Kutscher $75.00

In loving memory of Tom & Carolyn Samson, from David & Cheryl Carson $500.00

In memory of my precious brother, Martin Cameron, by Kay Cameron-Conner, his soul sister sister $200.00

Larry & Lisa Ballard $100.00

Teresa Stroupe $50.00

M. Lynn Ferrell - in memory of my friend, Jill Allsup $50.00

In memory of Rebecca A. Burns “Bee-Bec" $50.00

In honor of our granddaughter, Reagan Rhea $100.00

In memory of Uncle Glen Wilson $50.00

Anonymous $500.00

Kevin Jones $100.00

Karen McElmoyle $250.00

Robert Salton Family $250.00

Dr. & Mrs. Donald Riopel $100.00

Janine Lafferty $25.00

In honor of The Metzler Family $150.00

La Familia Aranda $50.00

Karen Swope $300.00

Carrington Angel $50.00

Mark Dow $50.00

Yates Honey $100.00

Alain Gauthier $25.00

Hunter & Jamie McLawhorn $500.00

Glenn Carroll $150.00

Frank Petersen $100.00

Margaret Bonasera $100.00

Gerald Stadler $300.00

Sidney Conley $100.00

Agnes Corkill $50.00

Patricia M. Jankowski $75.00

Barbara Greene $100.00

Bob Healy $150.00

In loving memory of my parents Anna Bethea and Walter Bethea $50.00

Patricia Walsh $25.00

In honor of Chuck Noe $100.00

In memory of David Michael Sidbury $100.00

Steven Nesbit $100.00

Elizabeth McLoughlin $200.00

Clifton Edmondson $50.00

Jodi Gorman $50.00

Elizabeth Boles $25.00

Stanley G. Banner, Jr. $200.00

In memory of Judy Locke, by Stephen Locke $1,000.00

Robert Jones $100.00

Jeanne Fuller $100.00

Jim & Linda Wallace $250.00

Marie & Harry Baker $100.00

Patricia Goolsby $250.00

Thomas Wilbor $100.00

Douglas Faris $250.00

Yvette Harwood $200.00

Missing our buddy, David Tull, by Jim Thomas and Chip Butler $100.00

In memory of our mothers and in honor of our families $100.00

Elizabeth Coker $100.00

Sterling Spainhour $100.00

Jean Kochick $100.00

Roger Parham $1,000.00

Anonymous $100.00

In honor Marty Groet, by the Mazina, Braunscheidel, Lorenz, Endres, Lima and Smaczniak Families $200.00

Ronnal Brendle $100.00

Howard Dunaway $100.00

Michael Buttner $500.00

Paul R. Gustafson $100.00

In honor of Albert Raynor, by Glenna Raynor $25.00

In honor of my mom, by Pelham Edmonds $50.00

Alice Ballenger $300.00

Ann Hannah $250.00

Genevieve Cummings $200.00

In memory of Myra $100.00

mary Pickitt $100.00

Donna Fabian $10.00

Anonymous $25.00

Carl Neun $200.00

In loving memory of our mother Billie $100.00

Lee Fishkin $25.00

Susan Thomas $50.00

George Hillen $250.00

Myron Gray $100.00

In memory of Hal Jaus, by Vicki Jaus $50.00

Jacqueline Carty $100.00

In memory of Lee and Eddie - Vietnam buddies, by Rick & Nancy $25.00

Karen Wolff $100.00

Anonymous $25.00

In honor of Marie M. Thomasson and in memory of Barbara P. Banister, by Carl & Susan Thomasson $300.00

In honor of my lifelong friends, “The Honey Badgers” by Susan Fanjoy $200.00

In memory of Jane & Josephine, by Barbara Kaiser & Richard Miller $50.00

In honor of George & Kyle Murray, by Walter Elmore $50.00

In memory of Sam Daniels, by Roger & Sue Callahan $100.00

The Tudor Family $200.00

In loving memory of Trevor Ford, by his sons, Jackson & Owen Ford $100.00

Kathleen Pristash $100.00

John Parker III $100.00

Mr & Mrs Tim Tindall $500.00

In honor of my wife who is the love of my life - Joanne Lisk Smith, by Steve Smith $100.00

Donald Stevenson $100.00

Deborah Zappa $200.00

In memory of Ana Beck, by Ann Copeland $25.00

In honor of WHN Architects, by the Employees of WHN Architects $600.00

In memory of Skip Gribble $100.00

In honor of Tom & Linda Beatty $30.00

Deborah J. Knight $50.00

In honor of Velma Harward, by Kelton & Susan $200.00

In memory of Coxey, by Tim & Diane Griffin $25.00

Geraldine Pettus $200.00

Jay & Mary Louise Kilroy $100.00

In memory of James & Marian Cunningham, by The Perrys $50.00

In memory of Ann Conner Kraynik $100.00

Bradford & Shannon Brown $200.00

In memory of Jack Armstrong, by Phil Armstrong $30.00

In memory of Andrew & Angeline Stathakis, by Paula M. Stathakis $100.00

In honor of The Roadkill Dinner Club, by Libba & Holmes Eleazer $100.00

In honor of our grandchildren, by Wilbert & Carolyn Lyerly $100.00

Anonymous $25.00

In honor of Jack & Elizabeth, by SueEllen $300.00

Victoria & Christopher Thompson $150.00

Lisa Springer $30.00

In memory of Judy & Lynda Kay Grubb, by Dr. Walter Grubb $250.00

John D. Crosland $35.00

In honor of our children and grandchildren, by Ben & Vickie Huntley $100.00

In honor of our grandchildren, by Brian & Lisa Dick $100.00

Dolly & Pradeep Jalundhwala $125.00

Larry & Peggy Farris $25.00

Lisa Raya $100.00

In memory of Bob Huffstetler, by Lee Helms & Family $100.00

In memory of Russell Skaling, by Lee Helms & Family $100.00

Anonymous $100.00

In honor of Mark Goode, Mike Honeycutt and Richard Moxley $100.00

In memory of Deborah Osborne, John Osborne, Camilla Osborne, Small Sisters and John Small, by Cassandra Shropshire $10.00

In memory and honor of David Shannon $250.00

In honor of W. Harding Shinn and Maxene Shinn (deceased) $100.00

In memory of T.G., Jr. (Bud) and Doris Hunsucker $100.00

In memory of Robert W. Whitesell $100.00

Liz & Emma Price $100.00

Jeffrey Long $100.00

Kevin Soden $100.00

Bill & Jill Lord $500.00

Timothy Foskey $50.00

Deborah Forbis $100.00

In memory of Elizabeth Pinckney $100.00

Douglas Wright $100.00

In memory of Matt Gordon $100.00

Pedro Alvarez $50.00

Willie Wachowiak $50.00

Carol Braitman $50.00

Angeline Clinton $250.00

Jeffrey Butler $1,000.00

Michelle Petiya $200.00

In memory of Ray & Joyce Raymer and Earl Cox, by Keven & Anne Cox $50.00

Kathryn Hammack $50.00

In memory of Bill Barefoot, by Mickey Key $100.00

Michael Vead $30.00

Sandra Owens $100.00

Anonymous $100.00

In memory of Evelyn, by James $100.00

In memory of my brother Chris Hight, by Eric Hight $100.00

George Edmiston $250.00

In honor of Anna Moore & Anna Muhlenberg Circle, by Becky Wright $100.00

In memory of Andrew H. Carroll $1,000.00

Deborah Zappa $200.00

Stuart Kilburn $100.00

Ivy Kite $75.00

Elizabeth Stone $50.00

Kathryn Kohler $125.00

Pamela Hatley $100.00

Manor Estates @ Turkey Point $100.00

In honor of Brandon, Carolyn, Elizabeth, James, John Bryan, David Kriten, Eric Lila and Mia Higgins and Chris Harkey $300.00

James Henry Graham $500.00

Barbara Hughley-Ray $50.00

Karen McCotter $50.00

James McFarland $100.00

Donald Allen $100.00

Mary Jo Mizelle $50.00

Mary Langolf $100.00

Robert Hess $100.00

Jerri McCain $300.00

Antwan Jones $100.00

In memory of our mothers $200.00

Kathryn Hammack $50.00

Jeff Wright $50.00

The House of Wilson $100.00

Anonymous $25.00

In memory of Roy, Ann, Papa and GG $200.00

Janet Parker $100.00

Cary Melton $500.00

Julie Johnson $100.00

The Having Our Say Book Club $300.00

CW Stacks $25.00

Scott Duffy $100.00

Barry Weiss $500.00

Susan C. Carr $150.00

In memory of Dr. Sidney D. Petersen, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Feyler and Brandon Feyler, by Stephen & Deanna Petersen $100.00

Linda Ferguson $50.00

Sean Mayo $150.00

Home Fashions Tailoring $50.00

Kurt Leedy $100.00

Nancy Olson $50.00

Kelli McGuffey $100.00

Henry Hughes $50.00

Steven Larson $200.00

Jose & Mary Pena $20.00

Leonard & Jill Taylor $200.00

Anonymous $50.00

Leigh Jones $100.00

Shari Hord $100.00

Robert Pearman $25.00

Mary Warren $75.00

In Loving memory of Nora & Joe Jr. $50.00

Anonymous $500.00

In memory of Chris Johnson $200.00

Stanley Ruppe $100.00

Gloria & Vernon Anderson $200.00

In memory of parents and brother, by Evelyn Duty $100.00

Paulette Young $25.00

Brenda Morse $150.00

Anonymous $100.00

David Leonardo $50.00

Lydia McCartney $50.00

In honor of my sister, Peggy Otterbourg $100.00

In memory of JW Hill, by Wayne & Sue $100.00

Phyllis Swiatek $25.00

Diane Laird $75.00

In memory of Mac Ingraham, by Frank & Dison McGuire $50.00

Anonymous $100.00

Anonymous $150.00

Swinton Jenkins Anderson $100.00

Dr Marvin & Anita Shapiro $100.00

Roger Dube $25.00

Harold Brown $500.00

Deborah Dempsey $100.00

George & Liz Karagounis $200.00

In memory of Jim Trigg, by Karen & Merritt $500.00

Dewitt Austin & Associates, Inc $25.00

Mike & Yvonne Taylor $25.00

Elizabeth Thomas $25.00

Ann Carmichael $100.00

In memory of Mr & Mrs. Fred McPhail, Sr., by Betsy & Sandy Weathersbee $500.00

Bonnie Wolfe $100.00

In memory of Richard Currence, by Ann Currence $25.00

In loving memory of Van, by Raisin $100.00

In loving memory of Brad Webb, by The Coble Family $75.00

In memory of Jim Taylor, by Judy Taylor $100.00

Anonymous $50.00

In memory of Ben & Greta Ross, by Erika Ross $250.00

In honor of our Buds & in memory of K&G and P.P. & Chee $150.00

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Dalton $100.00

In memory of my mother, Ginny Seitz, by Steve Seitz $150.00

Bunny & Perry Morgan, by Janet Haack $250.00

Donna Jones $100.00

In memory of Jenny Swain $200.00

In memory of Bud, Jane and Jim Rike $100.00

In memory of my sister Virginia Blackmon, by Judy Blackmon $100.00

Robin & Chuck Coira $200.00

In memory Marianne Broecker, by Don & Cecillia Broecker $80.00

Anonymous $25.00

In honor of our family & friends, by The Talbot $50.00

In memory of Erick Michael Schammel, by grandparents $50.00

Lynn Decker $50.00

Bonnie Dowd $50.00

Anonymous $150.00

In honor of Claire Landon, by Grammie $100.00

James Alderman $150.00

Jim & Marilyn Charlotes $50.00

Chris & Elizabeth Daly $100.00

In honor of our grandchildren, Charlie, Barbara and Martha $100.00

In memory of loved ones, by Sharen Shiffer $25.00

Kimm Jolly $100.00

Jimmie Cortez $20.00

In honor or grands, by Betsy Brunnemer $500.00

In memory of Bev Norwood, by Jane & Buddy Norwood $250.00

In honor of Tom Finnie $25.00

Given in gratitude for many blessings, by Shawn Pittman $50.00

In honor of Marty & Monica Wright, by Alan & Leta Privette $200.00

In honor of Jonathan & Shannon Privette, by Alan & Leta Privette $200.00

Elizabeth Rankin $100.00

Brian Gilbert $10.00

In memory of Robert B. Whitlow and Frank & Faye Caldwell, by Tommy & Gloria Caldwell $100.00

In memory of Jack H. Sink, by Rob & Cathy Neill $50.00

In honor of Deborah Wingar with love, Denise Finck-Rothman $20.00

Micki Mcleod $100.00

In memory of Les Roark, by Doug & Pam Washer $50.00

Anonymous $50.00

Clare Malley $200.00

Anonymous $50.00

In memory of Mr Walter Lee Mclendon by Alice Mclendon $20.00

In memory of Peter Zwadyk & Don Hamrick, by Vince, Julie & Walsh Zwadyk $500.00

Neill Mcbryde $250.00

In honor of our granddaughers, Mary Robbins Whisnant and Alice Whisnant, by Marion & Norma Cowell $150.00

In memory of Larry Nance, by Jeremiah, Gary, Jessie & Bill $25.00

Laurie McFedries $25.00

Jane & Joe McLaney $100.00

In honor of Catherine, by Jane $25.00

In memory of Austin & Mary Smiley and Kenneth & Cleo Miller, by Dave & Martha Smiley $50.00

Myles Thompson $50.00

In memory of Grady Chavis, by Mary Pence McCall $100.00

In memory of E.L. Smith , Leesa Smith Searchfield and Bill parrish $300.00

In memory of Mr. & Mrs Joseph Cook, Sr., by Dr. & Mrs. J.W. Cook $200.00

In memory of Dahal & Betty Bumgardner, by Dee Bumgardner $100.00

In memory of Amy Dodds Wilson, by Dede & maurice Wilson $100.00

Naomi Curts $50.00

In memory of Jane B. and in honor of military familes $2,000.00

In memory of our moms, by Buddy & Joyce Jacobs $50.00

In honor of my wonderful 6 granchildren, by Jan Block $50.00

William Bryan $25.00

In honor of our grandsons, Matthews, Mason and Bennett, by Kelly & HuleneCompton $100.00

In honr of Pender Murphy and Jeff Beard $25.00

In loving memory of Margie McNauthton $25.00

In loving memory of Tucker Avram, Garry Avram and Ernie Chou $50.00

Barbara Huffman $250.00

Dean Hatjioannou $100.00

Christopher & Anne Woolley $250.00

Gary Peck $50.00

Anonymous $20.00

In memory of Moses McCauley & James Huey, by Willie McCauley James $50.00

In memory of Vincent J. Vecchio $100.00

Clarence Walder $100.00

Anonymous $50.00

in memory of James S. Burns, Jr., by Shirley Burns $200.00

In honor of our children & grandchildren $50.00

DD Hodges $20.00

Charlotte Observer Employees $689.00

Victor Gisonna $250.00

Edith & Landon Wyatt $200.00

Mr. Anthony Marquart & Mrs. Rufina Carlos $100.00

In memory of Vann Blankenship $200.00

Lynn Hybarger $200.00

Claire Rauscher $100.00

Ebery Ward $100.00

Steve Fuller $100.00

In memory of Diana Seaton, by The Seaton Family $100.00

Brooke Cornwell $200.00

Mary White $200.00

Bradham Brothers, Inc. $1,000.00

In memory of David H. Rankin and Judson Y. Creech $1,000.00

Charles Forbes $200.00

Kathy Miller $25.00

In honor of my brother, Darden Selby $100.00

In honor of Mr. & Mrs. David Case $100.00

Bryan McSwain $50.00

George Jacobs $100.00

David Thompson $200.00

In memory of Pam $200.00

Dana Jodice $500.00

In honor of Alan & Leta Privette and Jonathan & Shannon Privette $350.00

Robert Black $25.00

James Pollard $300.00

William Fuller $300.00

Nancy Romanoff $100.00

Marney Sims $50.00

Jacqueline Bombard $25.00

Anonymous $100.00

In honor of Will Marler $100.00

In memory of Paul Ashley Teeter $100.00

James Brown $100.00

Kathryn Clancy $500.00

In memory of Robert Woodall $35.00

Dana and Joe $500.00

In honor of my grandchildren $100.00

Anonymous - Because He First Loved Us $10,000.00

Kenneth Bond $15.00

Sally & Russell Robinson $500.00

Shirley Cofman $100.00

In memory of Odessia Parks by Gary Parks $5.00

In memory of Elizabeth Sells $25.00

In memory of Jimmy Kirkpatrick $25.00

In memory of Mary Ruth Cox $25.00

In memory of Gail Bradley $25.00

In memory of Bailey Hamrick $25.00

In memory of Joe Wingo, Elizabeth R. Wingo and Peggy Edmundson, by Pat & Joe Wingo $500.00

Anonymous $50.00

In memory of Dorthy & Frank Rice $50.00

In honor of Family & Friends, by Peggy Finnegan $150.00

In memory of David Harben, Audrey & J.C. Glover $50.00

Cross Roads Tire Store, Inc. $100.00

Herbert Stark $10.00

In memory of Mary, by Ron Mclauchlin $50.00

In memory of Paul Martin $50.00

Unlimited Heating & Cooling $100.00

In memory of Rose Ballantine, Peter Ballantine, Georgene Kiernan & Robert Kiernan, by Kathy Ballantine $100.00

In honor of our children Macon & Jacob, by David & Kristen Richardson $100.00

Anonymous $25.00

Anne & Bill Claytor $200.00

In memory of Steven and Robert $100.00

In honor of The William Kouri Family, by Dr. Willam Kouri $50.00

Anonymous $50.00

In honor of Troy Hall, by The Halls $50.00

In memory of Dr. Guy O. Keller & Dr. Robert H. Ballantyne, by Beverly Keller $100.00

Anonymous $150.00

Mary Theiling $25.00

Victoria Mills $50.00

In honor of Loved Ones $150.00

In memory of Beth Eberhart, by Doug Eberhart $50.00

Cindy Rochester $100.00

In memory of Jim & Mary Adie, by Joanne D. Altenweg $50.00

In honor of My Family, by Norman Steinberger $100.00

In memory of Margaret Katkowski $20.00

In memory of my parents and my sister Margaret, by Jayne Maas $100.00

In memory of Christian Werthwein, by Kathleen Klimas $100.00

Carl & Tricia Horn $300.00

In honor of our grandchildren, from Janice & Hap Pearce $150.00

Carol Koerfer $20.00

Linda Shipes $100.00

Lawrence Rand $30.00

Joe & Emma Frye $100.00

Marj & Bob Benson $100.00

In honor of all Veterans & Law Enforcement Officers, by C.A. Zalenski $150.00

Tate & Marcia Bowers $100.00

Larry & Jean Leonard $500.00

Larry Campbell $100.00

In memory of Betsy Kirby, by Barbara & John Purdie $300.00

In memory of Jon & Faye Bodford, by Randy & Barbara Morgan $500.00

In honor of Beth, by Nancy & Joe Ratcliffe $100.00

In honor of our granchildren Audrey & Caleb $50.00

Kenneth Crosby $25.00

Jean Johnson $25.00

Greg & Judy Wittman $150.00

Bill & Janice Paris $50.00

DK Mishoe $50.00

Anonymous $250.00

Trudy Pearce $75.00

Sylvia Schultz $50.00

F.J. Armstead $100.00

In memory of all of our loved ones, by Pat & Barry $200.00

In honor of our family & friends, by Robin & Rick Castorina $100.00

N.N. Smith $300.00

In memory of my brother Michael J. Antoszewski, by Mary Lou McElhaney $25.00

In memory of Tina bug (cat), by Shirley L. Brune $10.00

Richard Simcoe $100.00

Anonymous $125.00

Pamela Thomas $40.00

Alice Hogan $200.00

Janet Daubener $25.00

In memory of Jim Banbury by Bruce & Tonya Banbury $100.00

Betty Calvert $100.00

Susan Barbee $40.00

Harold Soutier $200.00

Anonymous $100.00

Robert Dixon $20.00

Antoinette Rick $100.00

Vickie Mayhew $50.00

Bruce Springs $0.00

James Gale $150.00

John Dickson $100.00

Roger Adcock Jr $50.00

Laura Tucker $150.00

In loving memory of Thomas J. Hawthorne Sr $100.00

In memory of George Klein, by Joan Klein $25.00

David Wroblewski $100.00

In memory of Joann Caroly Abel & Elizabeth Ivon Phillips by The Phillips Family $100.00

In memory of Jack B. Hobson Jr., by his parents $50.00

Anonymous $250.00

Anonymous $50.00

In memory of James & Eleanor Wilson, by Marsha Sifford $50.00

In memory of Joe & Louise $100.00

In memory of Sybil & Haskell $100.00

In honor of Covenant Presbyterian Church, by Mike & Libba Gaither $1,000.00

Traditions Interiors & Accessories, Inc $1,100.00

Anonymous $100.00

Craig, Amber, Charlie & Grace Paddock $50.00

Anonymous $50.00

In memory of Otis Pruitt, Jr., by Carol N. Spencer $50.00

In memory of my parents, Pete & Lillian Nash, by Carol N. Spencer $50.00

In memory of Hazel & William Fewell, by Nellie McManus $25.00

In honor of Elinor B. Carson, by Gail Carson $50.00

In honor of Bonnie Morris, by Kevin Morris $100.00

In memory of Dear Charlie Thompson, by Jane $25.00

In honor of David’s Duck, Wendy’s Pig, Meecha, Cinder, Smoky & Blaze, by The Elder Greenes $150.00

In memory of John T. Reidy III, by Marianne Reidy $100.00

Larry & Paula Lester $100.00

Anonymous $20.00

In honor of our children, Thomas and Mary Carlisle Crehore, by Ann & John Crehore $100.00

In memory of Paul & Elizabeth Acton, by Pat Acton $50.00

In memory of Gil, Peg, Hohn, Vern, Keith, Tim, Gordon & Carol, by Family and Friends $2,000.00

Terry Guion $100.00

In memory of Rubye Lankford, by Ed Lankford $25.00

In memory of our parents, Mr. & Mrs. David Smith and Mr. & Mrs. Chester Tobias, by Chester & Patricia Tobias $100.00

In memory of Gene & Lois Zurbach, by Mary & Tom Last $100.00

Chuck & Linda Newton $200.00

In honor of Martha White, by The Lindmann $100.00

John, Alisa, Meghan & Erin $250.00

Anonymous $25.00

Paschal Family $500.00

In memory of Sister V.V. by Augusta G. McDonald $200.00

Lisa Kline $50.00

In memory of Beatrice Coxey, beloved mother of Linda Murdock, our dear friend $25.00

In memory of John Thompson, by Terri Coggin $10.00

In memory of Tom Hendrix $100.00

In honor of The Mark Dents $100.00

In honor of The Glenn Petries $100.00

Hilary Brown $50.00

Lisa & Phil Tappy $100.00

Mark Moffett $100.00

Deena Helms $25.00

Mary Ketter Costa $100.00

John Millen $500.00

Mary Claire Wall $100.00

Luann & Edgar Jam $200.00

Mary Burazer $40.00

In honor of Kate Lawson $25.00

In honor of Jack Lawson $25.00

In honor of Macy Lawson $25.00

In honor of Evan Lawson $25.00

In loving memory of Dennis, Charlie, Darrell and Flay Flynn $100.00

Michael T. Hunsucker $100.00

Josephine Grossflam $50.00

Stephens Phillips $50.00

In loving memory of Jane Tyler $25.00

In memory of Dr. Ken Koontz $75.00

In memory of Cherica Adams $50.00

Evelyn Hanson $25.00

Morry Alter & Joan Rasmussen $200.00

Andrew Beloni $200.00

In memory of Brett Dumsha - We love and miss you. Love Dad $200.00

Theresa Dick $100.00

Jeff Parker $100.00

Brenda Paradise $50.00

Sherry Bunten $250.00

Kristine Kinzle $50.00

In memory of Marion & Farish Cochran $100.00

Allison Niekras $50.00

William Menefee $100.00

In memory of Elaine, Edna, Peggy, Cora and Katherine $100.00

Jolynn Hurley $250.00

Scott Kendall $500.00

Dinesh Shah $25.00

Cynthia Dauss $100.00

In memory of Michael Schexnayder $25.00

In memory of James & Ann Blakely $100.00

Linda Hastings $100.00

Erin Horan $40.00

Alden Milam $50.00

Faith Drew $100.00

In memory of Virginia Smith, by Maureen & Dale Tompkins $50.00

In memory of our little angel, Riley Ohlson. Miss you so much. Grammy and Papa $100.00

John Carroll $50.00

Robert Carroll $300.00

In honor of Gail Card, by Cindy & Ron Culp $200.00

Mary Spencer $25.00

In loving memory of Van Hill $50.00

George & Sandy Fisher $100.00

William Cross $100.00

Donna Phillips $101.00

C. Wayne Harden $30.00

Jo Van Dyke $200.00

Ted & Gaye Smith $300.00

In honor of good friends, Ken & Pat $25.00

In memory of Gary D. Howard $100.00

Ann Ballard $50.00

Charles Logue $50.00

Belle, Jax, Nanci and Alven Weil $100.00

In memory of our daughter, Lori, by Sandy & Jay Crawfis $50.00

Otwell Timmons $200.00

Catherine Covington-East $100.00

Robert J. Mann, Sr. $25.00

R. Godsey $50.00

Ralph Serran $50.00

Cason Maccubbin $100.00

Richard Nash $25.00

Paula Goolkasian $250.00

Betty Gerring $50.00

Raphiella Adamson $100.00

Anonymous $100.00

Madaline & Chloe Bujold $200.00

David Marcelli $25.00

Craig Clough $100.00

In honor of Annabelle and Max $200.00

Leslie Coppala $500.00

Leslie Jo & David Hurwitz $50.00

Cynthia Dimmette $250.00

John Brewer $50.00

Elaine Greene $100.00

In honor of Pete Nash, from “Fox" $100.00

H. Wade Bennett $250.00

In memory of Victor & Ruth Marchetti, by Richard & Susan Marchetti $100.00

Anonymous $100.00

Michael McClure $100.00

Mark Myers $100.00

Michele Liu $100.00

In loving memory of George Currin, by his family $200.00

Paul Shipley $100.00

William Cotter $100.00

LuAnne Deese $75.00

Ann Batson $100.00

For Bob and Kathleen $250.00

In memory of Ronald E. Overfield. Happy “Christmas Day” Birthday Daddy to you & Uncle Don. I Love you & miss you so! Your Little Lindy $100.00

Paypal Charitable Giving Fund $505.00

In loving memory of James & Virginia Raulerson, by The Raulerson Family $200.00

Thomas & Shirley Fischer $100.00

In honor of Jaz, Melissa, Amrita and Brent, by The Dhaliwals $500.00

Steven Williamson $500.00

Yvonne Finger $20.00

In memory of Ann Daniel, by Gary Daniel $40.00

Dennis Appleyard $100.00

In honor or Mr. & Mrs. Tripp Crosby and Mr. & Mrs. Devrin Avant, by Jim Crosby $400.00

In memory of Tex & Isabel Hunter, by Grey Hunter Hamilton $200.00

Rich & Tammy Davis $20.00

In memory of Agnes Buczek & Denise Yager, by Mike & Michele Buczek $50.00

Gregg Walker $40.00

Anonymous $25.00

Joe D. Bunn $100.00

In memory of Dalton Waite, by Betsy & Alfred Brand $500.00

In memory of our mothers, Claire and Jo, by Anne & Hank Flint $150.00

Mr. & Mrs. Jack E. Featherston $100.00

Betty Beard $500.00

Kaye E. Schnaidt $150.00

Richard L. Askew $100.00

In honor of John & Ola Reel, by Joyce R. Bennett $20.00

Theodora Sexstone $50.00

In memory of Herman Moore, III, by Ann Moore $50.00

Santo Coglitore $25.00

In memory of Judy Martin and Ed Loughlin, by Linda Beth & Ned Martin $100.00

In honor of Tish Thompson, by the Oct. Hostesses $50.00

In memory of Candy Serrett Sylvester $100.00

In honor of Dr. Elizabeth Glover $50.00

Jim & Dena Kochevar $100.00

In memory of Samson & Skylar, by The Hammonds $100.00

Nancy Holtkamp $25.00

In honor of Mr. & Mrs. Vance Hilton Cordell, by Tom & Allison Cordell $100.00

Donald L. Smith $100.00

In memory of W. Carlisle Fridy, by Ethel C. Fridy $25.00

Brenda T. Helms $200.00

In memory of Jeff C. Pool, by his family $100.00

In loving memory of Marianna J. Stanley, by Paul $50.00

American Adventure Inc $200.00

In loving memory of Lane Cloaninger $100.00

In memory of Jack Crist, Jr. $250.00

In memory by mom, Nellie Whitlow Ritchie, by Mary Ann Ritchie $200.00

In honor of my co-workers at Novant Midtown Surgery Center, by Denise Morrison $100.00

Ronald G. Sherrill $500.00

Doris Dixon Wolf $75.00

In memory of Gail Polk, by Cathy & Wayne Mullis $50.00

Dreema & Keith Brunnemer, Jr. $1,000.00

In honor of Don, diane, William, Alex, Deedi and Wendy, by Delle & Don Denton $100.00

In memory of beloved son, Rob and Clarence J. Eck, by Dolores Eck $100.00

Ellen M. Lowry $100.00

Kent & Judy Walker $250.00

In memory of Kyle Krausz, by Mom & Dad $50.00

In honor of the needy by deserving among us $50.00

Judy & Ed Black $100.00

Phyllis & Bill McKinnell $200.00

In honor of Joahn & Ernest Woods, by Stephanie Woods $100.00

In honor of Colleen Filley $50.00

In memory of Lydia Mellem & Virginia Zielke, by Lee & Brenda Fluke $50.00

Jan & Doug Foster $500.00

Charles Clutts $60.00

Anonymous $500.00

Virginia A. Maffitt $50.00

In memory of Velma & Curtis Maser and Elizabeth & Luther Stone, by Sandra & Dave Maser $100.00

Marilyn Killian $25.00

Anonymous $100.00

Daughters of Penelope Venus Chapter #102 $100.00

In memory of our parents, By Doug & Lynn Sanders $150.00

In honor of our new grandchild, Calvin, By Jan & Tom McGuire $100.00

In memory of Central High School Charlotte, NC, By class of 1952 $200.00

In honor of our children & grandchildren $50.00

In memory of Matthew Hollowell, by Dottie & Jim Chambers $100.00

Diane Wilkerson $100.00

William Dries $500.00

Anonymous $25.00

Frank Aycock III $50.00

Patricia Aycoth $10.00

Peter Merrifield $50.00

In memory of Julia Edwin $100.00

Pampinella Family Charitable Foundation $300.00

James R. Mortimer $50.00

In memory of Carol Whitehurst $100.00

Jennie & Louis Loyd $100.00

Virginia & Joe Dulaney $250.00

In honor of Hayden, Anthony, Rafe and Malone $100.00

Jay S. Spears $100.00

In memory of Jack & paula Calhoun and Tammy Bost, by John & Ansley Calhoun $250.00

Lou & Paula Lagana $100.00

In memory of our parents, by Ken & Kay Rice $100.00

In memory of Bernd Ebert, by Holger & Beth Ebert $1,000.00

J. B. “Buck” McQuay and Family $500.00

Roy Courney $50.00

Steven Moran $500.00

Gary Schweizer $30.00

Anonymous $50.00

Tina Markanda $50.00

Elizabeth Dillon $25.00

In memory of Grant, Jenniver and Patrick $100.00

Jo Ann Kelly $50.00

Allie Mauney $200.00

In memory of BMD and RED $100.00

In memory Jim Murphy and Daisy Murphy $200.00

Bad Girls Birthday Club $400.00

In memory of my precious mother, Ruth Shirler, by Elaine Boone $100.00

Strickland & Keels, P.A. $25.00

In memory of Louise & Mary, by Don & Vicki $100.00

Pat Culbreth $100.00

In memory of John & Mary Cox, by Susan Cox $50.00

In memory of Meme and Pepe $500.00

Denise & Vincent Comparato $75.00

Irene Pagano $25.00

In memory of Donna, by Ron $50.00

In memory of Mae D. Hope, by Steve, Beverly, Caroline, Chad, Maggie, Mike, Lucy and Olivia $250.00

Ram Ganapathi $100.00

George E. McCormick $25.00

In memory of Mr. & Mrs. James M. & Clara L. Brown, by Julie E. Daltrey Brown $25.00

In loving memory of Louise & Ray Costin, by their children & grandchildren $75.00

In memory of my sister, by Ann W. Taylor $15.00

John A. White $100.00

In memory of Gene Keller $100.00

In honor of John Newitt, by Catherine Newitt $100.00

In honor of my grandchildren, Sophie, Bryson and Mia Greenspon, by Stanley P. Greenspon $250.00

In honor of Don T. Cates (Best Dad), by The Cates Family $600.00

Barbara Miller $50.00

In memory of Sharon Darnell, by Bill & Peggy Darnell $25.00

The Jones Grandchildren $20.00

Mazie Pehl $50.00

In honor of my granddaughter, Grace Bartel, by M. J. Whittington $100.00

In loving memory of Jeannie Anderson Lawson, by Geraldine Anderson $100.00

Marion A. Cowell $100.00

In honor of Liz Wood, by Don Wood $300.00

Michael & Kay Rankin $1,000.00

In memory of Dr. Norris Preyer, by Janet & Lowell Nelson $250.00

In memory of my son and in honor of my girl $400.00

In honor of Pop, by Bill, Linda and Rob $100.00

Ann T. McCain $100.00

In memory of Barbara Livermore, by Laura King $200.00

Jim & Brenda Anderson $75.00

Martha Best Lawson $100.00

James G. Hobbs $25.00

In honor of Robin & Chick Coira, by Alice MacKay $100.00

Virginia A. Stickan $50.00

Mark & Kathy Edwards $200.00

Larry & Audrey Mellichamp $100.00

Billie Bryan $25.00

In memory of Mr. Robert W. Bradshaw, Jr., by Ashley & Blake Graeber $250.00

Susan W. Durham $75.00

In memory of Jason Walls, by Linda Patterson $50.00

Mary Y. Gale $50.00

In memory of Gail & David Abernethy. Miss you everyday. Love Dad. By Tony Abernethy $100.00

The Beatty Family $750.00

In memory of Patrick V. Ford, by Nancy L. Ford $100.00

In honor of my kids, Henry Lomax, Jr.and Carol Fortenberry, by Henry &Trissy Lomax $500.00

In honor of Connie, Rob, Robert and Scott McCain, by June Vasoll $100.00

Margaret I. Mills $50.00

Doris G. West $50.00

In honor of my mother, Louise Winesett Adkins $500.00

In memory of Mercedes who was my mom & loved children, by Nancy & Chuck $50.00

Bruce Travis $100.00

In honor of Joann Gensler, by Kim Gensler $125.00

Anonymous $25.00

Richard D. Deiber $100.00

In memory of Ted Solomon, by Shari Solomon $100.00

Rosellen H. Dunn $200.00

In memory of all the little children that have died and those that suffered from abuse $250.00

In memory of my lovely mother, Sara M. Nantz, by Emily Nantz $25.00

In memory of Louis Pappamihiel, by Ruth Pappamihiel $25.00

In memory of Dr. Henry C. Harrelson, by Anne $100.00

In memory of Mabel & Sandra Kidd, by Donald Kidd $75.00

George & Kay Hodges $300.00

Jeanne Huber $100.00

In memory of Edith R. Kurie T Thompson Orphanage $100.00

Donna & Andre Leeds $200.00

In memory of Cecil, Bonnie, Larry, Don, Myrtle, Lynn, Peggy and Irma, by Pam & Scott $150.00

Ronnie & Cathy Young $75.00

Joe & Sandra Martin $50.00

In memory of my brother, Paul Hanner, by Jordan, Paula & Bill Beall $100.00

In memory of Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Melton and Mr. & Mrs. Howard Skipper, by Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Melton, Jr. $20.00

In memory of Larry Curry, by Sandra Curry $50.00

In honor of Katie, Emily, Parker, Vander, Megan, Lucas and River, by Papaw & Gammy $100.00

In honor of our grandchildren, Chase, Wyatt, William & Vivian, by Russ & Betty Whitman $100.00

Ann H. Janss $100.00

In memory of Donald A. Odermatt, by Eloise Odermatt $25.00

In memory of Anne Ingle, Ernie Scevers and Ronnie Scevers, by Francine Scevers $50.00

In honor of Laura & J. B. Capoulun $25.00

Lawrence Scott $100.00

Aleishia Clarke $40.00

Michele & Roger Shaul $1,000.00

Larry Kendrick $500.00

Samuel Long, III $100.00

Larry Cowman $100.00

Sharon Mack $300.00

The 1950 Oakhurst High School Senior Class Memorial Fund $200.00

Sean Smith $250.00

Glenn McConnell $100.00

Anna Hampton $100.00

David Robinette $75.00

James Johnson $200.00

In memory of Rita Theriault, by Paul, Beth and Gena $150.00

James Valrance $100.00

John & Donna Leak $200.00

Diane & Larry Erickson $200.00

Mark Davis $200.00

Eleanor Gow $25.00

Curt, Lori, Whitney and Brett Heinz $100.00

Mary Coley $100.00

Ingrid Smith $750.00

Kevin Hammond $200.00

Stephen Ainscough $150.00

Anthony Ingrao $100.00

Brad Frach $100.00

Sue Cooper $25.00

In loving memory of Fred Long, by Allan & Pauline Wood $50.00

Steven Friedman $25.00

Tamara Mick $100.00

Daniel Kern $25.00

In memory of Jerry Neal Clark, CMPD 1969-1994, USMC 1959-1969, Vietnam $500.00

Ed & Stacey Sedlacek $25.00

Mark Sparling $50.00

Alison Little $100.00

Blakely Adams $50.00

Richard Rubenstein $100.00

Dan Vaughan $250.00

In honor of the wedding guests of Megan & Josh Montague $350.00

Debbie Titlestad $200.00

In memory of Bob & Margie Powell, by Rob & Linda Powell $200.00

Anonymous $1,000.00

In honor of Katie & Elizabeth, by Aunt Neel $50.00

Nicole Tharrington $30.00

In honor of the Carolina Hussy Society $25.00

Tracy Cheifer $100.00

Lapaige Ahmed $100.00

In gratitude of The Observer Empty Stocking crew $50.00

Jim & Julie Gallagher $50.00

Kim & Hugh Abrams $50.00

In memory of our parents, by Harry & Wanda Sechrest $100.00

Claude & Mary Ross $100.00

In loving memory of our son-in-law, Patrick Walsh, by Dennis & Betty Johnson $150.00

Ann & John Foust $100.00

In honor of my children, Charles & Nollie, by Mary McConald $25.00

In honor of our parents, by Michael Waters & Dr. Hillary Rogers $100.00

In memory of Claude & Grace Thompson, by their children $50.00

In honor of our grandchildren, Justin, Ellie, Isabelle, Wren and Dasiy, by Pat & Lele Kelly $200.00

In honor of Jesus $101.00

Randolph & Laura Smith $500.00

Mike & Baxter Toomey $200.00

Thomas D Phelan, Jr. $50.00

In memory of our mothers, Nina Harris Pittman and Estelle Love Shrader, by Beverly & Carter Pittman $100.00

Patricia A. Smith $25.00

In memory of “mom” Mary A. Posey, by son, Carl H. Posey, Jr. $25.00

Lynda Price $300.00

In memory of Beth Davis, by Warren & Kimberly Knight $100.00

In memory of J. B. & Helen Adams, by Sharon Quinby $100.00

Jeff & Guppi Berger $100.00

In honor of Emma Dixon and Kendall Dixon, by Peggie Dixon $200.00

Anonymous $500.00

In memory of loving husband, Clyde W. Smith, by Nannette Ghanatzian $25.00

Cathy Gerstner $35.00

Paula Laurent & Thomas Evans $100.00

Mr. & Mrs. Authur Corbin $20.00

In honor of our grandchildren, by Dn & Cathy Adamson $35.00

Anonymous $50.00

In memory of Mike Marino, by Marnie Marino $25.00

In memory of Lynn Carter, by Henry & Betty Carter $100.00

Anonymous $25.00

Elizabeth Wiley $20.00

In loving memory of my late wife, Irene Horne Thompson, by Walter W. Thompson, Sr. $200.00

In memory of Ellen Collins, by C. Collins $100.00

In memory of Danya H. Yon, by Susan H. Fitch $30.00

In memory of Fredrick Kittelberger, Sr., by Sandra Kittelberger $25.00

Philip E. Kline $100.00

In memory of Charlotte “Lottie” Frances Hunter, by Carl & Alice Walker $100.00

In honor of my friends, Virginia and Susan, by Lila Brown $50.00

UNANIMAS $500.00

William D. Howardq $100.00

Sara Sturm $250.00

In honor of Sara Eve, by Jack & Janet Eve $50.00

Ray G. Shue $50.00

Benny & Judy Cox $30.00

Linda J. Matthews $100.00

In memory of Robert & Frankie Howard, by Everett & Walli Conn $50.00

In memory of Mary & Larry Batdorf $50.00

Weir Associates Limited Partnership $100.00

In memory of Snickers - Always in our hearts, by Lewis & Lucille Rehbein $50.00

Mr. & Mrs. David Taylor $200.00

In memory of Milton Smith, by Doodle Smith $150.00

In memory of Will Brown, by Charlotte Ferebee $50.00

Tom & Sally Moore $350.00

In honor of Family & Friends, by Robin & Rich Castorina $200.00

In memory of Donald Grant, by Nancy & Elisabeth Blackman $50.00

In memory of Edna Ouradnik, Alvin Ouradnik, Evelyn Simono and Bernard Simono $175.00

In memory of Clarence A. Foos $250.00

In memory Bill, by Betty $100.00

Marjorie C. McDermott $250.00

In honor of our grandsons, Gage & Jacob, by Nonny & Poppy $40.00

In memory of Fran, Teresa and Linda Musto $100.00

In memory of Tommy Markham $200.00

Zelime & Norman Richards $100.00

Kathryn Sherard $250.00

In memory of Margaret Steel White, by Pat Rickert $25.00

David H. Burns $50.00

In memory of Kim & Bob Craft $30.00

In memory of Margaret A. Sherrill, by Trisha S. Butler $30.00

Gary J. Austin $100.00

Darlyne Menscer $1,000.00

In memory of Elizabeth Johnston Clary, by Liz Hilliard $100.00

Michael P. Grady $50.00

In honor of our children and grandchildren, by Jerry & Kathleen Cathey $200.00

Kim C Ruff $100.00

In honor of our grandchildren, Brodie Jane Brizes and John Marshall, by Renny & Nancy $100.00

In memory of Kevin Price, by Paul Watters $500.00

Richard S. Kelly $300.00

In honor of Velentina Cairoli, by Penne & Augusto Cairoli $100.00

Darlene A. O’Toole $50.00

Debbie & Wedge Abels $100.00

Pansy N. Mosley $200.00

Elizabeth R. Walker $50.00

Mr. & Mrs. Tom Carpenter $300.00

In loving memory of Angel Panos, by Harry & Katherine Panos $50.00

Bob & Liz Rittase $200.00

In honor of Senator John McCain, by Steve & Mary Martin $100.00

In memory of Glenna, Shirley and Kevin $50.00

Craig & Joanna Reynolds $50.00

In memory of Herman F. Jacquart, by Denny & Pete Arnette $50.00

Suzan Johnston $100.00

James M. Brittain $500.00

Charles N. Jackson $300.00

In memory of Blair Ingram, by Stuart & Leigh Ingram $500.00

Ferman & Joana Wardell $100.00

Michael Stieglitz $50.00

In memory of Rita and Ambrose Dittloff $250.00

Chris Edwards $100.00

Elizabeth English $50.00

Laura Horsky $200.00

Corinne Linkous $30.00

In loving memory of Pop Antanaitis, Susan Metzelaar, Mr. & Mrs. Jan & Doris Metzelaar, by Ben & Anne Antanaitis $200.00

Gil Lorenz $100.00

In memory of Bailey, Fletch and Daisy. With Love, Fella & Kate Bumgarner $100.00

Laurie & Ric Johnsen $100.00

In honor of Isabella and Camp DeJong $100.00

Tracey Keehnle $100.00

In honor of Tony Bonasera $50.00

Jennifer Matts & Andrew Sprague $250.00

Terri A. Otten $100.00

In memory of J.N. Hartis, Roger Hartis and Paul Hanner $100.00

In memory of William Carpenter Donovan, by The Donovan Family $50.00

Andrew J. Zerkle $50.00

Anonymous $50.00

William L. Maxwell $150.00

Mary B. Peach $100.00

David L. Henderson $100.00

Fred & Maureen Phillips $25.00

Donald C. Adams $25.00

Anonymous $25.00

Jacob Killian $40.00

Anonymous $100.00

In honor of Nancy, Mindy and Tommy, by Dr. & Mrs. Tom White $200.00

Gary & Toni Stephens $100.00

In memory of Jeff Groff $60.00

In memory of John Raftery, by Bernadette Raftery $10.00

In honor of my precious granddaughters, Charlotte & Amelia Caister, by Grandma $200.00

In memory of Chris Marks, by Grandma $35.00

In memory of Larry Sloan, by Jessie Smith $30.00

Janet E. Mullan $100.00

John P. Wilson $500.00

M. A. Ruhe $100.00

Debra H. Connella $50.00

Dr. Tom Arkle $200.00

Tamara E. Hennessey $50.00

Joe & Myra Mattingly $500.00

Charles L. Lehning $200.00

Clay & Nancy Addison $200.00

Carol & Alex Moyer $250.00

In memory of William Calvin Steele, by The Steele Family $25.00

Ross Andersen $100.00

Anonymous $30.00

In memory of Roger & Ted Thornburg, by Catherine Thornburg $100.00

Anne Marie Armstrong $100.00

Dave & Kay Morris $200.00

Anonymous $100.00

In honor of Virginia, Paul, Martha and Ashleigh, by Aunt Cathy $400.00

In honor of Christmas $25.00

In memory of my mom & dad and Earnest & Laura Fowler, by Jack L. Fowler $100.00

Jane & Hugh McColl $2,000.00

Steve & Nancy Smiley $200.00

In memory of Sibyl & Carroll Dellinger, by their family $100.00

Linda F. Litaker $300.00

Gordon A. Diegelman $15.00

Bobby Cain $50.00

Mike & Betsy Blair $500.00

Kimberly M. Jorden $250.00

Scott Crew $150.00

Mark & Lulie Alexander $25.00

Mr. & Mrs. William Coble $35.00

In memory of Beatrice Cohey $25.00

In memory of my husband, Alan, by Iris Dikeman $50.00

In memory of my parents, by Debra Gray $100.00

Plant Partners, Inc. $1,000.00

Jack R. Sanders $100.00

Mickey F. Frye $200.00

In honor of our wonderful neighbors in Quail Hollow Estates, by Gary & Linda Helms $100.00

The Hunter Family $250.00

Don & Kris Brafford $100.00

Julia T. Elliott $100.00

In memory of Frances Alexander Milliken, by Rick Milliken $25.00

John & Carolyn Caughran $100.00

In honor of our grandchildren, by Greg & Diane Helms $50.00

Nancy & Marty Mustard $100.00

In honor of Big Rock Homeless Shelter, by Wayne Whiteside $100.00

Andrea Latourette $100.00

In memory of deceased family members and in honor of US Army soldiers $200.00

In memory of our fathers, Gil Linnabery and Roy Swancy, by Mark & Gini Swancy $200.00

Anonymous $1,000.00

Richard J. Watkins $25.00

In memory of John & Estelle Marr and Red & Beck Gordon, by John & Ginger Marr $200.00

Robert B. Cavalline $500.00

In memory of Eunice & Gene Sheets and Mary & Ken Dwight, by Patsi & Michael Sheets $100.00

Sam J. Vastis $30.00

Carl & Tricia Horn $200.00

Anonymous $100.00

Douglas Fairweather $100.00

In honor of Catherine, Caroline & Sammy Hale $200.00

Erwin Williams $25.00

In memory of my father, Rev. Dr. Abram J. Cox, III $150.00

Sara Gore $150.00

Lin Raines $200.00

The Matzke’s: Randy-Johnee, Troy-Jennifer, Jeremy-Danielle and Lance-Amber $300.00

Stan Ragley $100.00

Charles Bowden $100.00

Lucinda Morris $20.00

In honor of Peter Stec $50.00

Kathleen Buck $500.00

Jean Renner $50.00

Seth Burnley $100.00

Erin Burke $50.00

Brooke James $100.00

Terrence Streicher $100.00

Carol Axtell $20.00

Debra Kemmy $100.00

Anonymous $50.00

In memory of Debbie Antshel $115.00

Susan Rankin $10.00

Jane Hall $100.00

In memory of Nana and Mary Kate, by Bill & Kim Biddix $100.00

Harold N. Anders $50.00

In memory of Anna M. Quattlander, by Arthur Quattlander & Family $100.00

Tina M. Grey $150.00

Bob & Cladis Myers $50.00

In honor of our children & grandchildren, by Bob & Anne Friedman $100.00

Karen & Don Niven $50.00

In memory of my wife, Hildegard Scott, by George W. Scott $100.00

In memory of my brother, Jon Richardson, by Ashley R. Allen $1,000.00

Dr. Ed & Jill Newman $100.00

Eunice Paul $5.00

Marcia & Truman Koehler $100.00

In memory of our mothers, Sara Best & Kay Johnson, by Fred & Edie Dula $100.00

Barbara S. Harbage $100.00

In memory of Henry & Dexter $100.00

In memory of O. G. Thompson, Sr. & Laura, by Randall Lemly & Laura Gayle Balliet $100.00

In memory of Juliette Bolduc, by Patti & Andy Anderson $100.00

In memory of Bill Armstrong $100.00

Anonymous $50.00

Jimmy & Bev Glenn $300.00

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Sforza $250.00

Denise & Mike Burkard $200.00

In memory of Jane $100.00

The Brenks $100.00

Roberta A. Weddig $100.00

Sarah K. Gentry $150.00

Ronald Milliman $100.00

In memory of Annie Laurie, Jack Burke and Ruby & Chelis Hammons, by Mike & Joanne Hammons $100.00

Jimmy & Marilyn Craig $100.00

John M. Dabbs $30.00

Maurice Bessette $150.00

In memory of Gloria & Robert Rott, by Troy & Margo Rott $100.00

Paul Murphy $50.00

Cynthia S. Walker $100.00

In memory of Bobby Kennedy, by Joanne G. Webster $25.00

In memory of Hi Boy and Too-Too $50.00

In honor of our grandchildren, by Ellen & Stuart Fligel $200.00

In memory of Gibson L. Smith, Jr., by Jane Smith $100.00

Penelope G. Karagounis $50.00

David & Mary Tait $50.00

In memory of Laura Maschal, by Richard Maschal & Missy Stewart $100.00

Donald H. Burton $100.00

H. E. Rinehart $200.00

In memory of Mr. & Mrs. Frank G. Jones, Sr. and Mrs. Lorna Campbell, by Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Campbell $200.00

In memory of Grand Bob, by The Thorne Family $25.00

In memory of Patta Punch and our mothers, Betty Morrison & Betty Perdue, by Brenda & Ed Perdue $50.00

In memory of Lane Matthews on his birthday, December 17 $25.00

In memory of Goomommy & Pappy, by Blair & Ivon Rohrer $500.00

In thankfulness for my grandchildren, by Susan Livermore $100.00

Hank West $100.00

Zbynek & Carolyn Vlcek $100.00

Nedson Crawford $50.00

Pamela G. Warren $50.00

In memory of Edward Wagner, by Linda Dudley $100.00

Deborah Quick $25.00

In memory of David C. Clark, by His Family $50.00

Clyde R. Smith $50.00

Michael P. Kelly $100.00

Earl M. Brinson $30.00

In memory of Joe & Bill Porter, by The Porter Family $100.00

In memory of Phillip, Eddie, Brad, Jeff and parents, by Evenly Crutchfield Gerdes $100.00

In honor of our grandchildren, by Carol & Bill Huffman $100.00

In honor of my grandchildren, by Marjorie B. Daugherty $50.00

Maureen G. Schachner $100.00

Sid & Carol Smith $100.00

David & Kathy Barrick $40.00

In memory of Carol Moore Hensley, by Bill Hensley $100.00

Deanna B Reed $10.00

Velva & Tim Woolen $150.00

In memory of mom & dad $25.00

Bob & Judy Erb $100.00

In loving memory of Earl Owens, by Vivian Owens $50.00

Anonymous $250.00

In memory of Tom Shaper $25.00

In memory of Patricia White, by Harvey White $100.00

In honor of all who serve, by Jack & Kay Lane $200.00

In honor of Logan & Riley Corter, by Che and Nanny $150.00

Robert L. Kirby $250.00

Michael K. O’Connell $100.00

In honor of Ben, by Ann & Benjy $50.00

In memory of Gaynie Laurin Williams, by her Mimi Grandmother Coleen Hill $50.00

Anonymous $100.00

Daniel Topping $300.00

Ulf Boshamer $200.00

E. J. Jones $100.00

Nancy & Hubert Wilson $100.00

Jack & Gretchen Gadd $25.00

Jewell D. Hoover $25.00

Jacqueline R. Leinbach $100.00

In honor of Jackson Griffith, Georgia Griffith, Pierson Rogers and Grant Carpenter, by Jim Rogers $200.00

In honor of granddaughter, Brighton, by GoGo & Win $25.00

Douglas Murdoch $50.00

Elizabeth Winget $100.00

Edward D. Bell $25.00

In memory of T. L. Stribling, by Mrs. T. L. Stribling $50.00

Audrey S Dougherty $200.00

Joe T. Johnson $100.00

Jean Parker Hermes $25.00

W. T. Geissinger $150.00

Anonymous $300.00

In memory of Louis Rose, Jr., by His Family $200.00

Frances & Herbert Browne $100.00

In honor of Grace & Luna Jackson $100.00

John J. Locke $200.00

In memory of Mr./Mrs. Louis Rose, Sr., Mr. Louis Rose, Jr., and in honor of Mrs. Louis Rose, Jr. and the children & grandchildren of Mr. & Mrs Louis Rose, Jr., by Ellen Rose Byrum $100.00

Mr. and Mrs H. L. Lancaster, Jr. $200.00

Mr. & Mrs. Mike Teague $100.00

Anonymous $100.00

Anonymous $25.00

Anonymous $250.00

Barbara T. Perzel $25.00

In memory of Sylvia Childers $50.00

Angela Osborne $100.00

In loving memory of Grandmother, by Burgle and Kersnip $50.00

In honor of Cheryl Branz, by Clark Ross $100.00

In honor of Marian Miller and Amber Fulcher $50.00

Sally Vanallen $100.00

Henry & Rita Robinson $50.00

Francis & Sophie Wachter $1,000.00

Marion C Lane $100.00

Robert & Diane Seymour $50.00

Patricia B. Kunder $100.00

Mercy R. Moore $300.00

In memory of Bob Goelzer, by Peggy Goelzer $1,000.00

Cyndie Eby $100.00

In memory of Kathy Rabon Summers $150.00

David H. Kepple $50.00

Mary K. Peterson $100.00

Lawrence Sladek $100.00

Wendi L. Peters $150.00

In memory of John & Mary Boyd, Ellen & E.J. Heath and Col. Lawrence & Sara Boyd $300.00

In memory of Lyn Bond, Jr., by Glenda C. Stephens $100.00

Charles Palmer $100.00

In memory of Ken Harris, by Sally Harris $150.00

Barry & Judith Brown $100.00

In loving memory of Marge & Victor Arnold, by Sandra Johnson $250.00

In loving memroy of Tom Johnson, by Sandra Johnson $250.00

Elizabeth H. Parham $500.00

Jim & Frances Williams $250.00

In loving memory of Emerson Lawson, by His Family $100.00

In honor of our grandchildren, Foster, Drake, Sadler, Jordan and Hudson $100.00

In memory of Anne G. Johnson, by Robert Johnson $25.00

In honor of Durkin and Winston! $150.00

In memory of Max, Bess, Cal and Estelle $50.00

Anonymous $500.00

Anonymous $500.00

In loving memory of Larry Hugh Patterson $100.00

In honor of Ann Neill, by Rolfe Neill $2,000.00

McLeod Corporation Holiday Marina $500.00

In memory of Beatrice Mertz Coxey, by Randi Edmiston $150.00

Deborah M. Giordano $50.00

Quail Hollow Estates Bridge Club $80.00

In memory of Betty Jordan Lee, by her husband, Haywood Lee $100.00

Mary Ann Hawley $50.00

Anonymous $300.00

Janet & Len Case $100.00

Bruce Whittington $100.00

Thomas Maher $100.00

Shashi Rao $100.00

Michael Bruner $50.00

In memory of Bill Barefoot $100.00

Lakshman Santanam $50.00

In memory of Charlie & Trudy Rossi, Clyde Herron and our son, Matthew. In honor of Virginia Herron and our daughter, Kaycie, by Sonny & Scotty Herron Jackson $100.00

Peter LeBlanc $500.00

Patricia Miller $100.00

Stuart Corbett $20.00

Joseph Maher $50.00

Helen Furr Reed $25.00

Bill Griffith $50.00

Claude & Kathy Dill $50.00

Adele Hanna $25.00

Jane Duckwall $100.00

In honor of Denise Smith, by her children $500.00

In honor of Jan Smith, by her children $500.00

Ann Cricchi $50.00

Sarah Wolff $200.00

Eric Deitchman $50.00

Barbara Wouters $500.00

In memory of Dick Ranson, from Judy $150.00

Elizabeth Springston $250.00

Scott Frisch $100.00

S. L. Strawn $100.00

Katherine Bianchi $100.00

In memory of Kim Medlin $50.00

David J. Tujetsch $100.00

Karen Fox $500.00

Patrick Walters $50.00

Susan Oleson $100.00

Carolyn Westall $100.00

Harold Norton $30.00

Justin Lenarcic $215.00

Stephanie Dunn $100.00

In memory of Alice Marie Draddy Sloop $50.00

Michael Wolf $100.00

In memory of my loving, giving parents, Joe & Rose $100.00

Anonymous $100.00

Mary Munday $101.00

Dr. Susan Lester $150.00

Joseph Bostick $200.00

Mark Greene $25.00

Letitia E. Thompson $100.00

Franklin Klanduch $50.00

Mary May Gillespie $100.00

Harkey Lambeth Gunter LLP $500.00

Barbara & Vincent Murray $50.00

In memory of H. T. “Toby” Webb, by Tom Webb $1,000.00

Britton & Gwendolyn Smith $1,000.00

In memory of Rachel Harper, by The Smiths $100.00

In loving memory of B. Marshall Beaty, III $100.00

David McAllister $100.00

John Evans $500.00

Michael Plunkett $100.00

John & Nancy Banister $100.00

In memory of Bob & Betty Kunik, by The Kunik Family $50.00

Anonymous $50.00

Anonymous $600.00

Ann P. Babcock $200.00

Claude E. Hamilton $500.00

In loving memory of Jean E. Muhleman, by her family $300.00

Felicia & Thomas Lee $75.00

John & Mary Cox $25.00

Virginia S. Wright $50.00

Lynn S. Watson $100.00

Patricia S. Savino $50.00

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hahn $300.00

To the greatest Grandmother ever, Happy Rogers. As Cousin Johnny said, “Everybody should have a Grandma Happy!" $100.00

Kathy Clark $100.00

Lee & Cyndi Martinec $100.00

Raffaele Bruno $25.00

Adam Clark $100.00

In memory of my parents, Mike & Marion Michalove, by Karen Edinger $100.00

In honor of Rev. James Sipes $50.00

Gus Gianakopoulos $250.00

In honor of gladys Brewer, from Connie & Jerry Hill $100.00

Joye Cauthen $50.00

John Greene $200.00

In loving memory of Mickey Cochran $100.00

Carolyn Cooper $25.00

Monika Gneuss $100.00

In memory of Mom & Dad $100.00

Timothy Davis $50.00

Nancy Spencer $100.00

Julia Slaydon $100.00

Gene H. Clark $25.00

Emerson Bell $100.00

Susan K. Jetton $25.00

Benjamin Russo $25.00

Beverly S. Hance $100.00

Kathleen G. Nix $1,000.00

In memory of Ruby & Ott Burton, by Macly & Chris Tull $250.00

In honor of my family, by Norma Hayes $100.00

Tara T. Robinson $100.00

Linda L. Kirvan $100.00

William & Terri Hutaff $900.00

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Chambers $500.00

Mary L. Ellison $500.00

In honor of Roger & Alice Beiker, by Richard & Rita Mooney $100.00

Alan & Susan Kaliski $100.00

In memory of Thomas Stephen Cook $500.00

Birshal E. Poole $100.00

Susan & Gary Garcia $50.00

In loving memory of Charles B. Bradburg $100.00

Charles A. Taylor, III $100.00

In honor of Bill Jessop $10.00

Anonymous $1,000.00

Mary I. Council $225.00

In loving memory of Richard L. Passine, by his family $100.00

William Lewis $50.00

In memory of our parents & grandparents, Mary Kelly, Harry Kelly, Peggy Kelly, Anne Bruner, Ken Bruner & Darlene Bruner $30.00

William Brightman $100.00

Constance Bobbitt $50.00

Ernest Dwight $1,500.00

Elizabeth Thompson $100.00

Sarah Kaufmann $50.00

Anonymous $50.00

In memory of my mother, Ann Miralia $200.00

Ariel Ayers $50.00

Keli Harms $20.00

Ann Binns $50.00

In memory of Grandma Margaret T. Hardwick $100.00

Ann Bott $125.00

Bank of America Matching Gift $1,825.00

Liberty Matching Gift $176.46

Webb Masten $200.00

In memory of Mr. & Mrs. T. E. Hemby, Sr. $1,000.00

Donald Walker $200.00

Elizabeth A. Carrothers $50.00

Leighton Fogan $100.00

Sam & Sarah Duty $50.00

Robert & Moira Klein $50.00

Dawn Regan $10.00

God Bless!! $21.00

Johnna Oliverio $100.00

Carolyn Killingsworth $150.00

In loving memory of my son, Scott Dodenhoff $100.00

Jane Hunter $100.00

James Reichard $500.00

Lucia Tompkins $50.00

Tracey Tozier $400.00

Kirrene Donaldson $100.00

Daniel Haulk $50.00

Randal Arthur $250.00

Brian Berlin $50.00

Catherine & Bill Reading $150.00

Richard Daeger $50.00

Maria Curtis $400.00

These are donors from last year’s campaign whose names had not appeared in the paper:

Charles Beam $100.00

Pamela Flynn $50.00

In loving memory of Christy Casanova. We love and miss you sweet girl so much. By Family & Friends $200.00

In memory of Gilder & Catherine Horne and G. S. Horne, Jr., by Horne Co. $500.00

Deepe, LLC $50.00

Donna Walcott $100.00

Anonymous $20.00

In memory of Edward and Thelma Yopp $10.00

In honor of The Quantum Brass for their Christmas Joy $50.00

Willis S. Nesbit $25.00

Keith & Letty Stoneman $500.00

Lloyd & Margaret Rash $100.00

Marie C. Porter $150.00

In memory of Mom, Dad and Peggy $150.00

Elizabeth Whitener $50.00

Marilyn B. Kowalchuk $200.00

John Fritz $100.00

Myla Crawford $150.00

Stephanie V. Gilmore $25.00

Jeff Seaman $500.00

Robert Cason $50.00

The Book Rack $50.00

Jeanne Dowd $200.00

In memory of Mr. & Mrs. Rolston Schworm $100.00

Karen Krasniewski $50.00

Donate online at www.charlotteobserver.com/living/helping-others/empty-stocking-fund/article116262948.html or send a check to The Empty Stocking Fund, P.O. Box 37269, Charlotte, NC 28237-7269. Questions about your donation: 704-358-5520. For helping families through the Salvation Army: 704-714-4725.

Empty Stocking Fund

The Charlotte Observer has sponsored the Empty Stocking Fund since about 1920. In recent years, Observer readers have contributed an average of nearly $370,000 annually to buy needy children gifts for Christmas. All of the donations go to the Salvation Army’s Christmas Bureau, which buys toys, food, clothing and gift cards for families. To qualify, a recipient must submit verification of income, address and other information that demonstrates need. For five days in mid-December, up to 3,000 volunteers help distribute the gifts to families. We’ll publish all donors’ names. If the contributor gives in someone’s memory or honor, we’ll publish that name, too. Contributors can remain anonymous.

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