Debra is single mother who has been out of work since October 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Her unemployment has run out, and her savings is almost gone.

Debra has COPD and cannot wear a mask, which has made it difficult for her to find a new job, she said.

While the family receives food stamps and medical assistance, the little money they have must go to pay the rent. There’s no money left over for presents.

Debra would love to be able to give her daughter, Darla, a few gifts for Christmas.

Your donation to the Brighter Christmas Fund would help provide a brighter Christmas for Debra and Darla.

The Brighter Christmas Fund is a 501(c)(3) charity, and tax-deductible donations, which also help other families in need on the Mid-Shore, may be sent to The Brighter Christmas Fund, c/o The Star Democrat, P.O. Box 600, Easton, MD 21601. Donations also may be made online via credit card or Paypal at Click the “Donate” button.

For more information about the Fund, call 410-200-1884.

The total to date is: $23,305.

Those sharing the spirit of giving with others this holiday include:

Delmarva Chapter 570 Military Order of the Purple Heart

Tim Kagan Jr.

Della M. Andrew

Jean C. Everngam

Diana and Sherwood Johnson

Elinor S. and Arthur B. Cecil III

Idlewild Ruritan Club

Gloria A. Gibson

Carolyn W. Roslund

Margaret M. Lane

In Memory of Mary Ann Blakeney Abeska

In Memory of Judith J. Compton

Valerie G. S. & Thomas E. Hirsch III

Kenneth M. Miller

Phoebe C. Reynolds


Carla C. Howell

Chestnut Grove United Methodist Women’s

Carter N. Jump

Easton Lions Club

Women’s Club of St. Michaels

Cathy and Thomas E. Hill

Virginia and Michael E. Borner

Lesley L. and Fred Israel


Cynthia Miller

Gene and Cindy Counihan

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