The Eagle Santa Fund is under way and its goal is to raise $45,000 to make the holiday season brighter for local children. The Santa Fund has raised more than $17,000 to date.

Funds buy toy animals, like teddy bears, for children under 2, while for children 3 to 11, a $40 gift certificate goes to their parent or guardian, who can then go out and buy a holiday gift.

Contributions can be listed in the donor's name, in memory of loved ones or anonymously. Donors and their contributions will be listed in the paper unless otherwise noted. Donations are tax-deductible.

Donations can be mailed to The Eagle Santa Fund, P.O. Box 1171, Pittsfield, MA 01202, or dropped off at The Berkshire Eagle office at 75 S. Church St. in Pittsfield.

Today's gifts

Bob & Elaine Lee 150

Bob & Sis 150

John & Janice O'Neill 1150

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to All ! - from Tom & Sue Collins 25

Helen Rivel 50

Julee and Allan Cassidy 25

In memory of

Remembering Danny Nichols and Pat Nichols who brought Joy to all who knew them! 25

Custer and LaRose Families, Love Bill & Grace 25

My husband, Al Cimini Sr., Love Norma 25

Our Parents, Joe & Alice Mazza, nephew Brian Denning,& sister Dora Rossin from Hazel 25

Our Dads - Gilbert and Lee, Love Jim & Donna 50

The "K" Lady, Rita Ramsdell & her son, Keith, Love Dave, Mary & Shirley 50

Mr & Mrs Raymond Matteson and Mr & Mrs Alexander Rennie, Love Dave, Mary & Shirley 20

Our brother, Raymond Matteson, our sisters, Barbara Cusson & Rita Ransdell, Love Dave, Mary & Shirley 20

My Husband, Nando Campana, Love Shirley 10

Walter Lynch, Love Florice and Kevin 25

Lloyd & Mary Engle, Marylou Farnsworth, Louis J. Mazza from your Family 30

Charles, Margaret, Norman, Jacqueline & Robert Najimy and Faustino Delgado, with Love 30

My Wife, Rose Furci and our grandson, Conor Dillon 50

Joyce Cady 20

Our Parents, Jack & Louise Murray and our sister, Maureen. Love Elaine, Brenda & John 50

In lieu of cards

Merry Christmas to Family, Neighbors, and Friends from Ugo and Rose 35

Robert E. Maloney, Jr 50

To my Family, Friends and Neighbors, Love Shirley Campana 20

To Family, Friends and Neighbors, Love Dave & Mary Rennie 25

Today's Total: 935

Total to Date: 17,243

Needed to Reach Goal: 27,757