If this column were a bumper sticker, it would read: SO MANY GROUPS, SO LITTLE SPACE. So let's get right to it, in an effort to use our small allotment of space gratefully. Here are the most recent crop of group givers to our annual fund-raising campaign on behalf of Children's Hospital

Bridge Center of Northern Virginia ($60 raised at a charity game, with a double squeeze of thanks to club manager Tom Lyon).

O'Sullivan Corp., Plastics Division, Winchester, Va. ($50).

Rosemary Piercy's math classes at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School ($37.25).

The staff, American Home Economics Association ($500).

Woman's Club of Lyon Village ($25).

The staff, American Production and Inventory Control Society, Inc., Falls Church ($321 raised through a holiday decorating contest).

The Prudential Washington, D.C., Group Office ($115).

Masonry Masters, Inc., Greenbelt ($100).

Employes, ITT Defense Technology Corporation ($51).

Sara Donaldson's Algebra 1, Period 1 class and the Math Department, Magruder High School, Rockville ($50).

Deputy Chief of Staff for Information Management, Army Materiel Command ($100).

U.S. Army Cost and Economic Analysis Center ($300).

Foxhall Ladies' Fun Bowling League, which rolls at the Glenmont Duckpin Lanes, Wheaton ($50).

Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, State Department ($70).

Club Las Amigas, Inc. ($300).

Staff and faculty, English Studies Division, Prince George's Community College, Largo ($400).

Employes, Computer Communications, Inc., Vienna ($247).

"Friends" at North Forestville Elementary School ($70).

Human Nutrition Information Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture ($118 raised at the annual holiday party).

Osbourn High School, Manassas ($525, of which $465 came from the student body and $65 came from The Leo Club).

National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. ($117 from raffling off a Redskins huddle doll at the Christmas party).

Jones Piano Sales & Service, College Park ($10).

Employes of the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition ($20).

Team 3, Consumer Products Sales and Service, A T & T ($75 with special thanks to Louise Liston).

Chief and employes, Classification, Organization, Personnel Information and Evaluation Staff and the Chief, Compensation, Employment and Performance Management Staff, Office of Personnel, U.S. Department of Agriculture ($130).

Staff, Fairfax County Health Department ($463).

Office of the General Counsel, Comsat ($100).

Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan ($150, with a special tip of the cap to the library staff).

The Little Old Ladies Bridge Club ($100).

The staff, Washington office of Verex ($70 from the coffee fund).

Colonial Dodge Inc. ($50).

The Federal Home Loan Bank Board's Retired Tuesday Luncheon Group ($201).

Office of Facilities, Veterans Administration ($1,080, which marks the 20th year that this group has contributed -- great show!).

Students at Gaywood Elementary School, Seabrook ($379.53 in lieu of exchanging Christmas presents).,

Girard Engineering, McLean ($385 instead of exchanging holiday cards and gifts).

Chapter 1 Office, Prince George's County Public Schools ($75).

The bar staff and regulars, Blossoms Restaurant ($251).

Watershed Protection Branch, Department of Environmental Resources, Prince George's County Government ($100).

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, The Smithsonian ($150).

Employes of Ameribanc Investors Group, Annandale ($140).

"The Backroom Bunch," A T & T Government Communications ($25).

Financial Services Department, American Automobile Association ($50).

Staff, Office of Records and Registrations, University of Maryland ($120.25).

Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation, Bladensburg ($62.19 raised by skipping a Christmas party).

Ellen Andrus' sixth grade at Springfield Estates Elementary School, Springfield ($30).

Branch 3, Division of Civil Actions, Social Security Administration ($50).

The students of Mattaponi Elementary School, Upper Marlboro (a terrific $1,215.64).

The Marketing Department, Commercial Modular Systems Inc., Hagerstown ($100).

The Office Staff at Popeyes ($85 instead of exchanging holiday gifts).

The cash office, Hecht's, Montgomery Mall ($50).

Greenbriar Women's Bowling League ($46).

The staff of Washington Savings Bank, F.S.B. ($465 in memory of Stacey Lyons).

The staff at National Telephone Cooperative Association ($550, matched by executive vice president Michael E. Brunner, for a total of $1,100).

Ye Olde Poops ($135).

Gate Technology Inc., McLean ($50).

Employes of the Corporate Office, Nuclear Fuel Services, Rockville ($450, the 16th consecutive year this bunch has made a donation).

John Addison Millard Auxiliary to Post No. 1800, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., Indian Head ($100).

Valley View Elementary School PTA, Oxon Hill ($63.25).

Code 422 Supervisors, Shops Division, Public Works and Industrial Department, David Taylor Research Center, Carderock ($100).

Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics Department, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps ($92).

Employes of the Barcroft Branch, First American Bank of Virginia ($160).

The staff of the Fairfax County Public Library ($345 in memory of Mary Rose Weeks).

Retail Bakers of America, Hyattsville ($60, with special thanks to these first-time givers).

Interstate Electric Supply Co., Inc., Chantilly (a pretty snazzy $2,230, half from the employes, half from the company).

Student Council Association, Zachary Taylor Elementary School, Arlington ($75).

LUMSFS In Exile ($23).

Africa Division, Central Intelligence Agency ($312).

Software Services, Bendix Field Engineering Corporation ($21).

Software Engineering Directorate, Litton Amecom, College Park ($335).

Running Brook Bridge Club, Columbia ($85).

Employes, Navy League of the United States ($700).

The staff, Office of Dependents Schools, Department of Defense ($90 discovered in the kitty after the Christmas party).

Marvelous! Many thanks, folks.


Make a check or money order payable to Children's Hospital and mail it to Bob Levey, The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., 20071.