Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund daily donor list, Dec. 7

Fund total as of Dec. 3: $4,778,392

Amy Abern, in memory of Joan Sheriff; Elizabeth Alexander, $50; Lesley J. Anderson & Paula Zand, $250; Babu & Tutu, in honor of Emil Alexander Eisenhardt; William A. Barnes; Susan Bianucci, $100, in memory of Clifford Walker and Lowell Walker; Lynn S. Blankfort, $100; Howard M. Blonsky, $30; Dona Boatright, $1,000, in memory of Samuel & Evelyn Launer; David & Eva Bradford, $100; Jane R. Brady, $250; Marshal & Lolita Brewster, $50, in honor of Ashley & Ben; Theresa L. Cabral, in memory of Bill & Roberta Bryan; Timothea Campbell, $100, in memory of Ray Berdge; Brian & Carolyn Caughell, $50; Michael & Sandra Coleman; Donna M. Cooper, $250, in memory of Jack & Eva Cooper; Alex & Vicki DeMasi, $250; David & Lee Devine, $1,500, in memory of Joe Jares; Peter Dunn, $500, in honor of my children and grandchildren; Richard Eisner & Julie Gordon; Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Fetterman; Jack Fisher, in honor of Joanne Fisher; Diana Fivey, $50; Francis H. Frederick, $50; Nancy Freeman, $100, in memory of Dolly Bass; Evelyn Gallagher, $200, in memory of Stan Gallagher and Scott Gallagher; Diana Goldstein, in honor of Elena Goldstein; Gabriel & Eva Gregoratos; John Heffernan, in memory of Betty Heffernan; Steven Hibshman, $100; Ira Hirschfield & Tom Hansen, in honor of Syd Wright & David Walsh; Maritza Ilario, $250; Richard Ingalls, $250; Karen Jacobson, $100, in memory of Diane Ruth Intriligator Jacobson; Irving & Helen Jarkovsky, $250, in memory of our parents; Paul & Rita Kaplan, $100; Elise Kazanjian, $250, in honor of Ralph's 91st birthday; Nina Kindblad & Ken Burke, $100; Max C. Kirkeberg, $150; Laura & Rob Klapper, $500; Annette Legallet, $300; Robert M. Levy, $150, in memory of Joni Levy; Bonnie Lindahl, $500; Elise Lomenzo & John Holmgren, $200; Katherine Mack, $250, in memory of Pamela Colnett; David McCaig, $150; McLaurin Family, $50, in honor of Julia Lewald and Family; Kathryn Morelli, in memory of Frank Morelli; Patricia Ellen Moyes; Kathryn & Peter Muhs, $500; Norma & Patrick Mulligan, $1,000; KK Norwood, $100; Laurel Pallock, in memory of Jerome & Jeanette Pallock; Christine Paterson, $100, in memory of Noryne Best; Jeanne & Mack Player, in memory of Bill, Ruth, Bill, and Bruce Mulligan; Ralph & Mary Ellen Prime, in memory of Monica Jean Prime; Connie Richardson, $100; Michael & Sheila Rokeach; Joyce Sakai, in memory of Walter & Mitzie Slater; Norman & Gladys Sanguinetti, $500; Nina & Nathan Shoehalter, $300; Karen Siou, $100; Jay Sofnas, $100; Jeanne Thomas; Olivia Reischling Thompson, in memory of Olivia Harris Reischling; Marilyn Valvik, in memory of Weldon Fisher; Fanyela Weinberg, in memory of Mihai Weinberg, Eva Aizicovici, Aba Aizicovici, and Harry Hattyar; Bill & Theresa Wilka; John Williams, $100; Priscilla Williams, $25; Ann Wood, in memory of Ray M. Wood, M.D.; Charles & Ann Wu, $1,500; Molly Young, $200, in memory of Lee & Jackie Lownstein.

Anonymous donations in honor of: Paul, Natalie, Will and Ellie, $250; John Reece; Salli Family.

Anonymous donations in memory of: Thomas Benson, $1,000; Jim Buhler; Loring A. & Francine de Martini, $250; Pearl Eaton; Golda Kaufman; Alice Loke, $100; Raymond Yesson; Mildred Young.

About the fund

For the past 30 years, the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund has helped more than 100,000 Bay Area individuals and families facing an unexpected life crisis. The idea of neighbors helping neighbors was introduced to The Chronicle by the late Walter A. Haas Jr. and Ira Hirschfield, president of the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund, in 1986. Since then, the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund has distributed $113 million to help those living in the Bay Area.

Each year, the fund provides temporary assistance to approximately 4,500 families, allocating most of its grants for housing needs, as well as paying for other critical necessities such as essential furniture for families recovering from a fire in their home or helping to purchase a wheelchair. Grants are paid directly to the supplier of services, such as a landlord. Individuals do not receive direct grants from the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund.

The fund, which also distributes more than $1 million each year to local food banks, relies on donations from readers. The money is distributed year-round.

Every penny of your donation goes to help those who need it most. All expenses are covered by the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund and The San Francisco Chronicle. We are proud to say that since its inception, 100 percent of the money raised for the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund has gone directly to help the families and communities we serve.

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