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Christmas mother donations top $138,000

Richmond Christmas Mother donations as of Dec. 18: $138,192.62

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Richmond Christmas Mother Petra Glover rode in the Dominion Energy Christmas Parade earlier this month.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch follows its tradition of publishing the names of donors to the Richmond Christmas Mother Fund throughout the holiday season. Your generosity helps the fund support initiatives across the region to brighten the holiday season for thousands of your neighbors.

The Times-Dispatch has sponsored the Richmond Christmas Mother program, a yearly holiday fund drive, since 1935, some of those years in partnership with the former afternoon newspaper, The Richmond News Leader.

The Richmond Christmas Mother program receives donations from RTD readers and advertisers, and it is building an endowment to help future services.

Last year, the program collected over $376,000 in contributions.

Donate online at You can send contributions by mail to Richmond Christmas Mother Fund, P.O. Box 25864, Richmond, VA 23260. Checks should be made payable to Richmond Christmas Mother Fund.

Previously reported — $117,852.62

Today’s gifts — $20,340.00

Grand total — $138,192.62

Dottie and Keith Adams, in loving memory of Worth Higgins — $100

Tuggie and Mike Armstrong — $100

Sally Bagley, in memory of Allen Goolsby West and Becca Clary Harris — $100

Remembering Chris — George, Laura & Annie — $200

M. Eldridge and Erika Blanton, in memory of Janet Feore — $100

JJ and Readie, in honor of Evelyn, Thomas, Helen, Tyndall and Charles — $100

Martin Brill and Sande Snead, in loving memory of my mother, May Brill — $250

Anonymous — $200

Lewis and Sandra Buford, in honor of a super gentleman, our father, Howard Arrington, and in memory of our wonderful parents who have gone before: Polly & Bobby Buford and Burnell Arrington — $100

Lewis, Sidney and Molly, in memory and honor of the best of brothers, Rob Buford, whom we lost to Parkinson’s disease this year — $100

Lewis and Sandy Buford, in honor of our wonderful children, Chris and Jessie Buford — $100

Lewis Buford, in memory of a great friend gone too soon, Hugh Tompkins — $100

Steve & Johanna Burks, in memory of our dear friends and families of Christmases past — $50

“Mr. Glen,” in honor of Eliana Mbaioruonde — $25

Wynn and Blake Burr, in honor of Carol Wallis Cole — $100

In loving memory of John Keith Childress — $100

Bill and Elizabeth Childrey, in memory of Kate, Perrin, Stella and Wardy, and Irene and Ed — $250

Margaret Childs, in memory of my father, Bill Noftsinger — $100

Ellen P. Corbett, to my parents, Mary & Hurley Cauthorn — $25

The Hogan Clan, in loving memory of Jane and Ken Hogan — $100

Joe and Margaret Currence — $50

Mr. Steve and Mrs. Ava Deal, in honor of our grandchildren, Marita Allen, Stuart Allen, Luke Mustian and Micah Mustian — $400

Betty Downs, in memory of my sweet husband, Warthen Downs — $100

In honor of Petra and Gary Glover, from Jo Anne Draucker and Jim Thompson — $100

Joni and Mark Dray, in memory of our parents, Pauline & Dwight Dray and Jessie & John Pascoe — $250

Doug and Mindy Elliott, in honor of Bill and Helga Gottwald — $100

In memory of David Farley, from his family — $100

Robert M. Farley, Lucille and Ernst Farley — $200

Mark and Barbara Flatin, in loving memory of Ray Mercer “Buck” Paul III — $100

Mark and Barbara Flatin, in loving memory of Bobbie’s mother, Lou Tulloh — $100

Mrs. Walker Fonville, in memory of my mother, Claire Shaffner, and my brother, Jeff Cheney — $150

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Franz — $100

Karen Friend, Emily and Kevin, in loving memory of Chuck Friend — $200

Amy Marschean and Paul Gilding, Salvation Army — $100

Martha Cole Glenn, in memory of my mother, Martha Sutton Jones — $100

Kendall Glover — $50

Crystal H. Goodwin — $500

In memory of Brent Halsey Jr., from his family — $250

Hartwell Harrison, in memory of Harry E. Mitchell Jr., H-SC ’72 — $1,000

In memory of Jacqueline F. Herod, a former Christmas Mother, and Jack N. Herod — $100

Rosa and Dabney Hudson, in honor of our grandchildren, Brennen, Oliver, Charlotte — $150

The Jewetts, in memory of Mahey, Anne Moncure Cowley Osburn, who kept Christmas well — $50

Jeff and Tobe Jocoby — $40

In lieu of Christmas gifts to Judy and Bill Jeffress, from Jacqui and Robley Jones. LYH, Sis! — $250

Russell and Linda Jones — $1,000

Susan G. Klotz, in memory of Joseph B. “Joby” Klotz — $100

Ann and Steve Kramer, in loving honor of Carolyn Jones — $200

In loving memory of my parents, Robert William Lawson Jr. and Virginia Peyton Brown, from Fontaine Sally Lawson — $250

Lewis P. Lawson, in appreciation of Jim Hunter and the “Nine and Diners” — $100

Anonymous — $50

Dave and Pam Livesay — $100

Midge Lunsford, in loving memory of my husband, Dr. Carl Lunsford — $100

Burton Mallinger — $150

Anonymous — $50

Anonymous, in honor and remembrance of Wes, Charlie and Nancy Nuckols — $50

Anonymous, in honor and remembrance of W. Richard Matthews and Katherine E. Barnes — $50

Joyce and Bill May Jr., in memory of our own Christmas Mothers, Ruth and Shirley — $200

Rennie M. McAllister, in memory of my dear friend, Bettie Terrell Dorsey Hobson — $300

Barry McDonald and Adriana Arias — $50

Susan and David Monday, in honor of our friends Vicki and Walter Hurt — $100

Frank and Kay Morton — $200

Pete and Carole OBrien — $200

In loving memory of Nick Orsi, from his family — $100

Hannah Owen, in loving memory of David and in honor of our children and grandchildren — $100

Ruthie and Buddy Penick, in memory of Liz and Leon Norfleet and Ellen and Gordon Penick — $200

Paul and Courtney Perdue — $50

Kathy Pilkerton, in memory of my parents, Stova Baughan Jr. and Ethel Baughan — $100

Anonymous — $50

In memory of our beautiful daughter and sister, Sara P. Ritchie. We miss you — Ritchie Family. — $100

Anonymous — $250

Sherry Saunders, in memory of my parents — $25

James W. “Skip” Smith, in memory of Melody C. Smith — $100

Mary Lou Sommardahl, in memory of my beloved son, Christian Lee Howerton, who loved Christmas and loved children — $100

Paul and Robin Sorensen, Herb and Barb Sorensen, Claiborne and Sidney Thomasson — $1,000

In memory of R.S.S. — $600

In memory of Laurie Spratley — $200

Sharon Steele, in loving memory of my husband, Richard G. Steele, and four family friends, gone much too soon, but never forgotten: Brad McNeer, Justin Creech, Michael Dobbs and Al Thrower — $100

Joseph and Mary Tankersley, in memory of my sister, Ann Thomas and Mary Eades — $100

Kenneth Taylor, in memory of Jeff and Shelver Taylor son and mother — $100

Johnnie Lou Terry, in memory of Charles M. Terry Jr. — $200

E. Hunter Thompson Jr., in memory of Mason, Mason Taylor, Leighton and Tony — $250

In memory of Lee Scoville Tilton Jr. — $100

Anonymous — $50

Bill & Barbara Trust, in memory of our parents — $100

J. Wright Tyson III, in fond memory of Bruce C. Gottwald Jr. — $50

Bobbie and Jim Ukrop — $1,000

Peggy and Henry Valentine, in honor of Peggy Valentine, Christmas Mother — $300

Dan & Brenda Walker, Anne & Bill Walker — $1,000

Bruce Weinstein, Mrs. Nell and Dr. A.I. Weinstein — $100

Glenn Wilkinson, in honor of Madge Wiltshire — $100

E.H. Will Jr., Erwin Will, in memory of my wife, Mary Boehling Will — $100

Anonymous — $250

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Witt III, Sam & Sally Witt, in memory of Beverley E. Clay Crenshaw, Mary Draper Witt, Samuel Brown Witt Jr., Jonathan Graves Truesdale, Margaret Draper Wellford, Ella Shepherd Matthews — $350

Susan and George Woolley — $500

In memory of Milton and Ellen Scott and Jane Wright from Forrest, Watson and Meredith — $500

Abner Baptist Church — $250

Kendall Parker and family, in memory of Brenda Wells Parker — $100

Metropolitan Health Foundation Inc. — $1,000

Philip Morris and Altria Retirees Association (PMARA) — $75

In memory of William Massie Meredith III and Edgar Forrest Jessee III, with love from the Forrest Jessee Family — $500

Westover South and Woods Civic Association — $100


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