Charity still needs $10k to meet goal

HAMILTON - With gifts already purchased, delivered and opened by 442 children, Christmas for Kids is still needing donations to meet its $40,000 funding goal.
For the week-period ending on Thursday, Dec. 20, a total of $6,057 was donated toward this year’s Christmas for Kids campaign. To date, that charity has now collected $29,352.71.
Charity organizer Sandy Sandlin said that fundraising is still underway to pay for the gifts purchased and delivered. He is encouraging those looking for an outlet for end-of-the-year charitable contributions to consider giving towards the effort.
Sandlin noted that donations can be made anonymously, in honor of someone or in memory of a loved one. Donations are also tax-deductible.
Among those who have made the most recent donations are:
• $100 - Herb Winsett;
• $200 - Ken and Melinda Knight;
• $100 - Fulton Bridge Baptist Church Ladies No. 1 Sunday School Class;
• $100 - Fulton Bridge Baptist  Church No. 1 Sunday School Class;
• $50 - Jessie Sims;
• $200 - Hamilton United Methodist Church Friendship Sunday School Class;
• $10 - Leila Bass;
• $25 - Robert and Rena McCarley;
• $50 - In memory of Connie Peoples;
• $100 - Steve and Diane Avery;
• $1,273 - Ideal Fitness R.U.D.E. Class;
• $50 - Carolyn Jones;
• $100 - Richard Holloway;
• $100 - Guy Eads;
• $90 - Hamilton United Methodist Church Sanctuary Sunday School Class;
• $50 - Dean Cantrell;
• $100 - Sarah McCullar;
• $25 - Dewel and Mary Emerson;
• $500 - Marion County Farmers Federation;
• $285 - Marion County Farmers Federation Board of Directors;
• $900 - Hamilton High School students;
• $50 - Lurlene Avery;
• $500 - Coterie Club;
• $100 - Faye Wallace; and
• $1,000 - TTP Claims Service.
Anyone wishing to donate toward this year’s $40,000 goal may see Sandlin at Fred’s Pharmacy in Hamilton or mail donations to P.O. Box 36, Hamilton, AL 35570. Sandlin may also be contacted at 921-3193.