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Cheer Fund

Cheer Fund ends seasonal campaign with nearly $50,000

HAMMOND | The Good Neighbor Christmas Cheer Fund raised a record $48,793.31 during the holiday season. 

January 19, 2014 8:30 pm

Cheer Fund continues to raise funds for food vouchers

HAMMOND | The Good Neighbor Christmas Cheer Fund received an additional $2,500 since Tuesday. 

December 29, 2013 7:30 pm

Good Neighbor Christmas Cheer Fund breaks fundraising record

HAMMOND | On the eve of Christmas Day, organizers of the Good Neighbor Christmas Cheer Fund estimated thousands of Northwest Indiana residents will have a Christmas dinner with food vouchers it funds.

December 24, 2013 5:00 pm

Cheer Fund exceeds goal by more than $15,000

HAMMOND | The Good Neighbor Cheer Fund saw a drastic jump in its donation drive last week after a $10,000 donation was made in memory of the late Grandpa Claus of North Hammond. 

December 22, 2013 9:45 pm

Good Neighbor Cheer Fund gets boost from anonymous donor

MUNSTER | As Dan Gescheidler sorted through the mail for the Good Neighbor Cheer Fund in The Times' Munster office, he had to do a double take on one particular note. 

December 17, 2013 8:15 pm

Correction

A story in some editions Monday incorrectly stated where additional donations for the Good Neighbor Cheer Fund have come from. Money was raised from the Hammond Optimist Club Christmas party held at Freddy's Steak House in Hammond, not the restaurant. The Times regrets the error.

December 16, 2013 4:02 pm

Good Neighbor Cheer Fund still seeking donations

HAMMOND | With Christmas less than two weeks away, the Good Neighbor Cheer Fund still needs nearly $10,000 to reach its goal, officials with the organization said.

December 15, 2013 8:30 pm

Business misidentified

BUSINESS MISIDENTIFIED: A story in Monday's edition about the Good Neighbor Christmas Cheer Fund incorrectly stated the name of the business where Grandpa Claus of North Hammond dropped off his donations. It was the Hammond National Insurance Company not the Hammond National Bank. 

December 09, 2013 3:17 pm

Cheer Fund mourns loss of mysterious donor Grandpa Claus

HAMMOND | This year's Good Neighbor Christmas Cheer Fund has lost one of its most mysterious and generous donors.

December 08, 2013 9:15 pm

Annual holiday fund aims to raise $25,000 to feed region families

The Good Neighbor Christmas Cheer Fund donations have come by way of a clown, delivered by a firefighter and in honor of pets. 

November 28, 2013 12:00 am
Donations still coming in for Cheer Fund

Donations still coming in for Cheer Fund

Cheer Fund organizers John and Dan Gescheidler are joined by family members Grant Gescheidler, 9, and Isabelle Kandalec, 7, to count donations Wednesday at The Times office in Munster. More than $27,000 has been raised this year to help local families afford Christmas dinner.

December 26, 2012 4:30 pm

Cheer Fund wraps up holiday drive with than $30K in donations

MUNSTER | Generous region residents again pushed the Good Neighbor Christmas Cheer Fund more than $5,000 beyond its $25,000 fundraising goal.

January 04, 2012 7:40 pm

Cheer Fund exceeds $25,000 goal

MUNSTER | Fundraising didn't come down to the wire this year for the Good Neighbor Christmas Cheer Fund.

December 21, 2011 6:00 pm

Cheer Fund halfway to this year's fundraising goal

MUNSTER | With 10 days until Christmas, the Good Neighbor Christmas Cheer Fund is more than halfway to its $25,000 fundraising goal.

December 14, 2011 8:00 pm

Cheer Fund creeps toward goal

HAMMOND | With less than two weeks until Christmas, an annual charitable fundraiser is less than halfway to its goal.

December 11, 2011 6:55 pm

Cheer Fund collection kicks off this week

HAMMOND | A charitable Christmas tradition dating back to the 1930s returns this week for another season.

November 21, 2011 9:10 pm
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