This year saw a truly amazing outpouring of gifts to the Santa Fund for Schoolkids. The total is a record-breaking $229,415.58.
“As always, we are humbled by the giving spirit of our community.”
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“... I have been able to issue additional vouchers for students who need additional items since the numbers are lower. I also have been able to increase the amount of assistance that students receive.”
The Santa Fund for Schoolkids has raked in $191,551.14 so far this year, besting the previous record of $189,667.93, set last year.
“The goal is to initiate a weeklong festival around the races, so that out-of-town visitors will be encouraged to stay longer or come earlier.”
The Santa Fund, which was established in 1894 by The Daily Progress, serves Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson and Orange.
An anonymous donor has given the Santa Fund a big push to meet its fundraising goal, chipping in a record-setting $75,000.
The Santa Fund for Schoolkids provided a hand up for Louisa families struggling because of the pandemic.
The biggest chunk of unallocated money, $429,302, will go toward employee support.
Emergency aid organization uses small grants to help others and advance equity.
Santa is needed more than ever in 2020. So is the Santa Fund.
Money collected by the Santa Fund for Schoolkids, which is in its 126th year of serving Central Virginia, is used to buy clothing, shoes, medi…
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"We have to prove that these steps will meet and exceed what our expected rate of return would be without taking them.”
Relying on the generosity of the community, the fund goes toward providing shoes, clothing, school supplies, medicine, eyeglasses and other essentials to children in need.