Brighter Christmas Fund

Preston resident Madison has had a very tough few years behind her. She recently had to leave her job to take care of both her parents, who recently got sick from respiratory problems.

After being in a relationship with her boyfriend for 10 years, Madison made the hardest decision she has ever made: leave her partner and the father of their daughter, Ruby, 9.

After a long day of work, Madison found her partner with an illegal substance. She also found out that he had used their savings on his drug problem, leaving her with heavy financial problems.

She also made a decision for her daughter not to be around that unhealthy environment.

With no job or a partner to help out with the expenses, Madison does not have the income to give Ruby a Christmas she deserves. She is asking for your help to give her daughter a wonderful Christmas full of love and the basic necessities she needs.

Your donation to The Star Democrat’s Brighter Christmas Fund could help Madison during the holiday season. 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 at Click the “Donate” button. For more information, call 410-200-1884 or email

The total to date is: $27,090.21

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

Jim and Diane Daffin

In memory of my husband Bruce N. Meredith

Cathy and Doyle Cox

In memory of Nancy Hopkins Harrington

Evelyn Graybeal

Susan and Curry Wilford

To honor Lt..Amy Stukey

First Responder, Charlotte, NC Police Dept.

In memory of Cecil Browne

Happy Holidays from Chris and Carter Bradshaw

In memory of Jenapher and In Honor of Tony

Carlton and Polly Whaley

The Sidewinder Charitable Foundation

Frank and Shirley Hepler

Pat Visgaitis

Phyllis Dell

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