Mercury News readers have already responded generously to the annual entreaty to help their neighbors in need as told in the Wish Book stories that have run in the paper this holiday season.
But you still have the opportunity to help make life better for people whose stories were told and to support the programs that aid them.
The Wish Book articles will continue in print through Tuesday, and donations are accepted year-round. All of the stories can be found online at www.mercurynews.info/wishbook. Readers may make a tax-deductible donation on the website, or may contribute by mail using the coupon printed in the paper. Wish Book also accepts donations of appreciated stock. Readers interested in making a stock donation should contact email@example.com.
Following is a partial list of Wish Book donors:
Dan Alcock; June R. Allan; Aaron Alter & Mary Lalakea in honor of Jason & Mary Alter; Marianne L. Ambrosini; Allen & Gail Amstutz in honor of Linnea Whitney; Jill Anderson in honor of Marlin & Lorraine Spencer; Leslie & Michael Anido in honor of Kyle Anido, the Miluso Family, Andrew Anido, and the students in Room 28 at Blackford Elementary; Diane Ashe.
Dale and Leslie Bailey; Salvador Basquez; Fred & Judi Becker; Ms. Wilma Binder; The Carol Bish Family; Marcy Bonilla in honor of Renee Moreno; Eoin Bonner; Richard and Carolyn Boschert; Alice Brown; Terri D. Bullock Family Foundation.
Don and Eileen Campagna; Maureen Cappon-Javey in honor of Reza Javey; Malkah Carothers in honor of Donald Carothers; Herbert Chang; Joyce Y. Chang; Yung-han Cheng; Mark Chetkovich in honor of Michael Chetkovich; Capt. Carl Ching, USNR (retired); Gerald Chrusciel in honor of Doris Chrusciel; Ms. Nancy M. Clish; Stella Coates in honor of Vince Coates; Cynthia J. Cohen; Karoline Coleman; Luanne Cox; Frank & Ruth Crosby in honor of David Crosby; Frank, Ruth & Susan Crosby in honor of Ann Muñoz; Pat & Chris Cross; Jeff & Amy Crowe.
Virginia N. Dahl in honor of Alison M. Mackey; Patrick Dalton; Damberger's Insurance Agency; Paul Dankert in honor of Anita Jacobson; Susan Darland; Jane Decker in honor of Aidan Herrington; Di Salvo Family in honor of Phyllis I. Di Salvo; Mary Clare Dinno; Kathleen Doerr; Lynne Dotson in honor of Jim and Ginny Harley; Carol Duryea.
The Elderons; Ms. Judy Etheringtom; Sam Evans & Karen Doi in honor of Ann Kelsey; Kate Evard in honor of Joyce B. Lehr.
Hillary and Stan Farkas; Steve & Lyn Faust in honor of Jimmy Fowkes; Marilyn Fernandes; Brian J. Fernandez; Ronaele Findley; Lynn and Karl Fukuda.
Kim Gardner; Tracey Gatheral; Greg Gatwood; George & Evelyn Geraci in honor of our son, Rich Geraci; Girl Scout Troop 61421; Chris Golde; Gayle Gordon; Ethel L. Gould; Evelyn Grandinetti; Richard & Rose Gravelle in honor of Gravelle Grandkids; Gretchen Gregersen; Leslie Griffith; Barbara Guard in honor of Fred Guard; Joan Gurasich in honor of Jeffrey R. Denton.
Leo and Judy Hartung; Judy Hausman in honor of Bobby Hausman and Kevin Brooks; Thomas Heim in honor of Ray Heim and Robert Heim, both retired U.S. Navy; Sherri Hopkins in honor of N. Russell Lemmon; Bin Hu; William Hubbard in honor of Saratoga Oaks Homeowners Association.
Jerome and Rita Jacobson; Louisa Jaskulski in honor of Amelia Jaskulski; Max Jedda in honor of Lori Jedda; Ms. Marlene Jobaris; Robert & Linda Jones; Arlene and Rubin Jurman in memory of Harry Miller.
Mary Kahn in honor of Mary and Ron Fournier; Randall Katkus in honor of Sylvia Pavia; Joe Keegan; Joanne Kobori in honor of Kenneth Kobori; Stephen & Janet Kornberg in honor of Bernie and Daniel; Sue Kowalski.
Florence La Riviere; Rob Lajoie; William & Rhonda Lakatos; Darrell Langlo; Patricia Lanyi in honor of Frances Rynne-Phillips; Patricia Lanyi in honor of Nona Valceschini; Barbara LaPlante; Garth & Joan Lewis in honor of Keith and Mary Ann Kvenvolden; Nancy and Larry Lewis; Laurie Lindsey; Mark Lochtefeld in honor of Kevin Lochtefeld; Mario & Bettina Lowe; Sandra and Chris Luhn.
John C. Manton; Stuart Matheson; Anne & Michael Mellenthin; Mark and Sara Meltzer; Stuart Menaker in honor of all of Vicki's great work; Maeve Miccio in honor of Sal Pizarro; Jojy Michael in honor of Mrs. Rose Michael; Ms. Susan Jane Mickiewicz; Elwood & Marilyn Mills in honor of Carmen Terry (mother); Rosemarie Mirkin; Annette Mish; Mrs. Thomas Moran; Michael Morin and Liana Grande-Morin in honor of John D. Pupillo; Karin Murabito in honor of Frank Vergara; Mary Murphy and Mark Stevens.
Hang and Teresa Ngo; Mrs. Robert E. Nino; Alexandra Nugent in honor of Tim Nugent.
Gary & Cynthia Oberman in honor of William Leigh Strangman; O'Farrell Principe Family; Sean O'Kane in honor of Ross Jackson; Norma Olavarri; Maryann Oldham; Ann O'Leary; Edward & Anna Olivera in honor of Jason DeVargas.
Joanna Pabst; Mr. Peter J. Paffrath; Ms. Eileen Parker; Malali and Justin Phelan; Helene Pier; Vikki Prichard in honor of John & Arlene Greenly.
Art & Gladie Rabitz; Sowmya Ramachandran; Matt and Kathy Ready; Stephen & Beth Robie; James & Betty Rogers in honor of our mothers; Monica Roy.
Carol Sanford; Ellen and Marvin Schwartz; Judi Seip; Linda Shaw in honor of Walter (Skip) Shaw; Elinor Sheldon; Kitty Shih in honor of Larry Lindsey; Greg Sickal in honor of Gail Hubbell; George & Lorraine Sousa in honor of Lisa Sousa Carlson; Jerry & Lucy Stanley in honor of Jeannette Tabacco; James & Jan Steichen in honor of Cevin and Brooklynn; Lee and Bonnie Stone; Jean Sutherland.
Gus & Marjorie Talbot in memory of Jeff and Doug Talbot; Jim and Doris Thompson; Monet Thomson; Teresa Todd; Gene Tognetti in honor of Fred and Clara Tognetti; Jaime & Barbara Tolentino; Grace Tom in honor of Kenneth Au; Hoan Tran; Thao-Chau T. Trinh in honor of Kiem Trinh, Edna & Dave Lin; Tats and Rose Tsunekawa.
Obinna & Laura Ugokwe; Cort Van Rensselaer; Sondra Viau; Lisa Vieira.
Richard and Nancy Walter; Elizabeth Warren in honor of California Educators; Marian Weldon; Georgia White; The Williams Foundation; Rebecca C. Williamson in memory of Frances B. Williamson; Anne Winter; Allison Wong in honor of Jean Pedersen; Jude Wong; William Wood in honor of Travis Wood.
Sue S. Yoshida in honor of Amy and Tom Rizzi; Alice Yu; Richard & Carol Zbriger.
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