Dear Editor:

The Thomson Community Fund would like to thank all who have contributed to the recent drive. However, we are still quite a bit short of our goal of $9,000.

So far we have collected $6,360, so if you have not donated yet, please do so or we will have to cut back our giving to the area charities. You may do so by mailing a donation to P.O. Box 321, Thomson, IL 61285, stop by the Thomson bank, or give it to any of the board members.

And don't forget to ask your employers if they match funds. It never hurts to ask and you may be surprised. If you are having funds taken from your paycheck you need to tell them every year, and call us if you do not know where it is going.

Also, you have until Jan. 8, 2020, to request a donation. We need to know what the money will be used for and a copy of your 5013c. Remember that money will not be given until 2021, so budget accordingly.

Thanks again for your generosity and let's make this coming year a happy one for our local charities. They work hard and we want to help as much as possible.

Rita Mitchell

Public Relations Chairman

Thomson Community Fund