The Jan. 22 deadline approacheth, and these group donations arriveth:

* $1,241.50 from 17 garages and tow-truck drivers all over the area who handle emergency road service calls for the American Automobile Association. Harold (Bucky) Wissinger, an AAA field representative, honcho-ed the whole effort. A big 10-4 to Ash Smith Locksmith, Precision Wrecker, Sentry Towing, Raley's Road Service, Performance Towing, D & S Towing, Webb's Exxon, G & C Gulf, Swartz & Bowie No. 25, Swartz and Bowie No. 31, C & D Towing, Tom Cavanaugh Tow, Case Towing, Quicksilver Towing, Fletcher's American, Germantown Gulf and Kimball's Exxon.

* Could there be a more appropriately-named donor than Money Matters, Inc., of Burke? Donate their staff did -- to the tune of $100. Other $100 donors were the Internal Affairs Division of the Metropolitan Police Department and the combined staffs of Datatel, Inc. of Alexandria, Americom of Washington and Basics of Washington. Thanks to all of you.

* Biggies: Employes of the Charles E. Smith Companies pooled their resources and donated $1,900 to our campaign. The members of the Northern Virginia Dental Society contributed the healthy sum of $2,830.98. Largest check of the day came from E-Systems, Inc., Melpar Division, of Falls Church. The E-Systems gang passed along $5,772. That's more than ten grand among the three of you -- a fine achievement. Many thanks.

* The Office of International Affairs at the National Research Council donated $135, and the office staff at American Institutes for Research gave $50. The Office of Budget at the General Services Administration contributed $350, and the Starweavers Square Dance Club gave $68 to the kids. Much appreciated.

* Three pairs: Giving $120 each were the Bon-Tons Club of Washington and the employes of Mrs. K's Toll House in Silver Spring. Giving $125 each were the Joe Wasson Chapter of the Naval Enlisted Reserve Association and the staff of the Labor Department's Division of Farmworker and Rural Employment Programs. Giving $160 each were the the management and staff of the Reuben H. Donnelly Company's Telephone Account Service Market and the customers and staff of Peoples Drug Store No. 288 in Silver Spring. Good work, one and all.

Finally, more returns from the land of education. Mrs. Shainis' third-graders at Haycock Elementary School in Fairfax County gave our campaign $20.78. The National Honor Society chapter at Frederick Douglass High School in Upper Marlboro raised $110.43. The third grade at the Hebrew Day School of Silver Spring contributed $10. And the staff at Silver Spring's Weller Road Elementary School contributed $200 in lieu of Christmas gifts. Very, very good work, all of you.

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.