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Toy Fund donors list for Dec. 7

These are the latest donors to the Sidney F. Smith Toy Fund. Donations may be made online at toyfund.gazettenet.com.

In memory of Nick Hall, from Nonna and Da $20

In memory of aunts, uncles and grandmothers that have passed, from Peter and Henry Higgins $10

In memory of Kevin O'Hare, from Jerry and Carol Tierney $25

Merry Christmas from Corey, Taj, Taylor Marie and Malik $50

In memory of Al Lavalle, a good man, from JT, Molly, Jill and Bob Newton $50

In loving memory of my friend Alice, from Susie $25

Betty Romer $100

In memory of Mom and Dad, Eileen Loud and Tom Childs - Love, Grady Childs $25

In memory of Claire Loud. Mom loved to buy Christmas gifts for kids - Love, Suzi, Barb and Lynn $30

Maria and Steven Heim $50

In memory of our parents, from Mike and Liz Dibrindisi $50

In memory of Mike Kennedy, from Michael Kennedy $25

In memory of Grammy Doe and Puppa - they loved Christmas so, from Michael Kennedy $25

In memory of Catherine "Petey" Peterson, a beloved longtime teacher at Frontier Regional School in South Deerfield, from Judy and Jim Averill $50

In memory of our parents and brother, Mitch, Jennie and Frank Kempisty and Ralph and Jean Hough, from Ralph and Sandy Hough $25

In loving memory of George Munroe, who loved children, from his family $25

Good luck with your great undertaking! Mary and Alice Toohey $50

In loving memory of Edward J. Murphy, from his wife and family $50

Betty and Joe $50

Alice Friedman and Suzanne Strassberger $25

In memory of David Zabawa, Fred Bemben and Amelia Pekala, from Kathleen Bemben $50

Anonymous $25

Judith Solsken $20

Nell and Kate $100

Honoring the Jackson Street School staff and faculty, from Gwen Agna $100

In honor of Dr. George Bowers' 65th birthday, from Alan and Lynell Branch $25

In loving memory of Marilyn Drabek, Freda Ostberg, Marilyn Parsons and Mary Crane, from the Trivial Pursuit Friends $50

In memory of Gordon and Estelle Ferguson, from their children, Alan, Pam and Betsy $50

Jim and Lynn $100

Anonymous $100

In hopes of making Christmas enjoyable for some little boy or girl, from the members of the Chesterfield Grange No. 83 Inc. $25

In memory of Norman Quinn Sr., from your family $25

In memory of Dennis V. Quinn - we miss you! $25

In loving memory of my deceased husband, John Newton, from Joan Newton $25

Michael Gorra and Brigitte Buettner $100

Allan and Barbara Carpenter $25

In memory of Miriam Clapp, June Upham and Ed Alward, from Ted and Joanne Brooks $25

In memory of our sister, Claire Loud, and our niece, Eileen Loud. We miss you both - Doris Szawlowski and Jean Richardson $100

In loving memory of my parents, Harold and Margaret Patterson, and brother Bob - Love, Sis $25

Anonymous $50

In memory of our beloved grandson, Michael Patrick Sullivan, who we hold dear in our hearts with love forever, from Papa Bob and Grandma Nancy McKean $50

In loving memory of Grandma and Dziadzu and for all of the great Christmases we shared, from Mark and Julie $100

From Lisa and Eric in joyful honor of Pam's birthday $50

Anonymous $10

Today's total: $2,015



Toy Fund applications reveal portraits of hardship

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

There are lots of statistics for measuring tough economic times: the unemployment rate, home foreclosures, consumer confidence levels. But a more personal note can be found in the applications of families looking for a little help from the Sidney F. Smith Toy Fund. Many are portraits of hardship. There are single parents, almost always mothers, who are trying to raise …

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