Stellar goal within reach
<p>Transtector Systems, donated $15,000 Tuesday to the Press Christmas for All. From left, Wendy Driggs, Sam Pedersen, Faye Carr, Matt Howard, Maria Wedewer, Mark Norrie, Shavaun Reed, Stacie Joiner, Mike Patrick, managing editor of the Coeur d'Alene Press, and Chad Minden.</p>
It's so close, you can almost taste those sugar plums.
At 5 p.m. Tuesday, thanks to a tremendous donation from the employees at Transtector Systems, Press Christmas for All reached $187,991 collected so far in this, the 25th annual campaign. That means a mere $12,009 is needed in the next two days to reach the goal of $200,000.
We can do that!
We can reach the goal in large part because Anonymous in Athol, who already has donated $10,000, pledged an additional $10,000 if the community drive reaches $190,000 by Thursday. With just a little bit of luck the $190,000 summit will be conquered by noon today.
With a $15,000 contribution Tuesday, Transtector remains the single most generous employee group to contribute to Press Christmas for All. The employees
create an assortment of fundraising raffles, bake sales and other challenges to raise money for the charity every year.
"Our friends at Transtector remind us that just about anything is possible in this amazing community," said Art Flagan, president of Press Christmas for All.
Press Christmas for All will continue its campaign through Christmas Eve, ensuring that every penny donated goes to needy Kootenai County families.
RAISED SO FAR: $187,991
DEADLINE: Christmas Eve