Donations needed to bring ‘cheer’ to families in need


Organizers of the 112th annual Sunshine Society Cheer Certificate campaign report $1,958.57 has been donated in the first week of the annual campaign.

This year’s goal is to raise $20,000 to help local families in need during the holiday season.

The Cheer Certificate program is a collaboration between the Crawfordsville High School Sunshine Society and the local chapter of Tri Kappa sorority. The groups solicit financial donations from community members and then award those funds to local families in the form of cheer certificates.

These certificates may be redeemed for grocery items at Kroger in Crawfordsville. Certificates range in value according to family size.

Anyone wishing to donate to the Cheer Certificate fund should complete a donation form, which is published regularly in the Journal Review and also can be found online at Donations may be made in honor of or in memory of family or friends, or donations may be made anonymously. Donor names will be printed regularly in the newspaper. 

Donations should be mailed to the Sunshine Society, P.O. Box 243, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Be sure to write “CHS” in the “Pay to the Order Of” line on the check.

All donations remain in the community. Donations are accepted through mid-January and the final day to redeem the certificates is Jan. 31.

Recent donations to the Sunshine Society include: $100 anonymous; $50 Jolynn and Jerry Dreyer in memory of JoAnne Howard and Maxine Dreyer; $33.57 Chuck Sommer; $500 First United Methodist Church; $25 Carol. R Biggs; $10 Carolyn K. Fisher; $100 Freedom Baptist Church Ladies Circle; $50 Austin and Lucy Break in memory of Dale Milligan; $100 Flossie Kiley in memory of Dave and Diana and all loved ones; $50 Pat and Randy Miles in memory of Ed and Loreta Misch: $100 Judy and Roger Hildebrand in memory of Georgy Venis; $75 Monty and Sherry Harris in memory of Stan and Alice Harris and Fred Mitchell; $40 Christian Friend; $25 anonymous in memory of loved ones; $100 anonymous: $100 anonymous; and $500 anonymous.