We're greeting the new year with my favorite color: green. Some recent group donors to our annual fund-raising campaign on behalf of Children's Hospital:
The Georgetown University Protestant Community ($61.56).
Management staff, National Electrical Benefit Fund ($235 in honor of office manager S. L. Shirk and assistant director J. P. Sahm).
Well Baby Clinic, Dental Clinic and Women's Infant & Children's Program, Alexandria Health Department ($100).
"Some employees," Davidson Beauty Supply, Beltsville ($150).
The Alexandria Moms Nite Out Group ($75).
Coffee Butler Service Inc. ($630 in proceeds from the annual Christmas party).
U.S. Sprint's FTS2000 Billing Production Support Group ($115).
Employees, Alexandria Health Department ($1,500).
Employees, Office of the Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administrator, Public Health Service ($63).
Morning Stars Bowling League, Annandale ($200).
Consumer Affairs Office, Small Business Administration ($30).
Staff and stage crew, Cramton Auditorium, Howard University ($10.88).
Department of Pharmacology, George Washington University Medical Center ($100).
Tuesday Sparetimer's Bowling League, Suitland ($94).
Departmental Systems, IRS-ISD ($122.48).
Federal Highway Administration, Office of Personnel and Training Coffee Club ($200 with special thanks to Doris L. Frisby).
Flynn, Hristakos & Co., Inc., Northwest Washington ($100).
Johns Hopkins School of Continuing Studies, Montgomery County Center ($60).
Employees, First American Metro Corp., McLean ($50 in honor of Jeremiah G. Manning).
Staff, Information Resource Management Division, Perpetual Savings Bank ($100).
Members, coffee mess, NIF Financial Management Division (SPAWAR 01-6), Space and Naval Warfare Command, Arlington ($100).
Principal and office staff, Forestville Elementary School, Great Falls, Va. ($75).
Staff, Community Support Services, Department of Addiction, Victim and Mental Health Services, Montgomery County Government ($140).
Office of Research and Evaluation, Prince George's County Public Schools ($50).
Real Estate Finance Division, Ameribanc Savings Bank ($55).
Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Total Quality Management) ($105).
Communications Workers of America, Local No. 2108 ($2205.50, which represents the house's half of a 50-50 raffle, plus an additional $500 donated by the guy who won the other half, Kurt Miller).
Infodata Systems Inc., Falls Church ($155 collected during the annual "Cookie Day for Children's Hospital").
Space Network Project Office, Code 504, Goddard Space Flight Center ($75).
Sovran Bank/Md., Commercial Loan Operations ($25).
Golden Computer Services, Inc. ($50).
Perpetual Tysons Offices ($65).
Grade 5-B, The Langley School, McLean ($200 from the sale of pizza lunches).
Employees, Federal Grain Inspection Service's Compliance Division coffee club ($115, and welcome aboard to this bunch for the 12th consecutive year).
Staff, Office of Government Services, Price Waterhouse ($1,480).
Holton Arms Lower School faculty ($25).
Leisure World Masonic Club ($5).
Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand ($1,661.50 from a "Pennies from Heaven" drive).
Staff, Sligo Middle School, Rockville ($364 instead of doing a "Secret Santa").
Commercial Fax Division, Ricoh Corporation, Arlington ($240).
Bill Brown Baseball Camp and George Mason University Baseball Team ($100).
The United States Pharmacopeial Convention, Inc., Rockville ($305 from a charity raffle).
Rockville Lodge, B.P.O. Elks No. 2296 ($550).
U.S. Secret Service Liaison Office ($100).
Gainesville Ruritan Club ($100).
Employees, Information Systems Management, Internal Revenue Service ($183.42).
Staff and faculty, English Studies Division, Prince George's Community College, Largo ($800 instead of exchanging cards -- the best this bunch has done in 15 years of collecting and contributing).
Office staff, Silverbrook Elementary School, Fairfax County ($10).
American Council of Life Insurance (a whopping $2,763.35, and why not? This bunch has lots of practice. They've contributed for 20 years in a row. Many thanks as always to chief collector L. Charles "Friar" FitzGerald and his key henchpersons, Patti Nichols and Rusty Easton).
Staff, Office of Environmental Management and Safety, Smithsonian Institution ($250 in lieu of a holiday gift and card exchange).
Laureate Iota Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Bowie ($25).
Doctors and staff, Lake Ridge Animal Hospital, Woodbridge ($25.50).
Employees, Marshall's store No. 139, Vienna ($50).
Tuesday Morning Senior Mixed League, Rinaldi's Lanes, Riverdale ($46, the seventh consecutive year we've heard from this bunch).
Susan DiMaina's three senior English classes, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology ($175).
Interservice Wives Bowling League ($77).
Library staff, Washington-Lee High School, Arlington ($130).
Wakefield Woman's Club ($20).
T.G.I.F. No. 1 Bowling League ($120).
Meetings and Travel Department, AARP ($80).
Joyce Goodman's third grade class, Congressional School of Virginia ($35).
Centreville Lodge No. 2168, Loyal Order of Moose ($500).
Staff, Office of Planning and Management, National Institute of Justice, Department of Justice ($1,129 in memory of John Pickett).
Washington, D.C., Area Browns Backers ($105 from these inveterate fans of the Cleveland pro football team).
Employees, U.S. Customs Service, Office of Enforcement, Reston ($55).
Employees, National Football League Players Association ($365).
Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics ($80).
Officers of the Seventh District, Metropolitan Police Department ($132.01).
Staff, Hammer and Dolly Magazine ($106.82 from a garage sale held in front of the magazine's Connecticut Avenue offices).
Staff, Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry ($70).
Center for Unique Learners, Rockville (218.37 in proceeds from a bake sale).
The Doo-Wops from the D.O.L. Maintenance Division, Walter Reed Army Medical Center ($25).
Aspen Hill Branch, Crestar Bank Maryland ($101 in notary fees).
Refrigeration Shop coffee fund, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research ($150).
Grade 1, Star of the Sea School, Indian Head, Md. ($30 after the students gave up presents at the class party).
Thanks so much, one and all.
TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE CAMPAIGN:
Make a check or money order payable to Children's Hospital and mail it to Bob Levey, The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., 20071.
THE CAMPAIGN ENDS ON JAN. 18