Our community cares about its youth by helping approximately 2,000 children with basic needs through the Santa Fund.


Established in 1894 by James H. Lindsey, founding publisher of The Daily Progress, the Santa Fund is an annual collaborative effort between The Daily Progress, WINA 1070 AM and the United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area to raise funds for clothing, shoes, school supplies/books, medications, eyeglasses, and other essentials for needy school children in our community.

Fund distribution is coordinated by school representatives in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson and Orange Counties who identify children with needs.

We would like to thank the following retailers that accept Santa Fund payment vouchers: Goodwill Industries, Kid-to-Kid, Marshalls, Roses, Second Times the Charm, Shoe Show, Terry’s Place and TJ Maxx. Interested in participating as a Santa Fund retailer? Contact us!

For more information, contact Anna Porter, 434.972.1715.



Our thanks to Goodwill for accepting vouchers for Santa Fund families to shop at all of their locations.