Around and around it goes, and where it stops . . . . Well, maybe it never will. To judge from the following surge of group donors, our 1990-'91 fund-raising campaign on behalf of Children's Hospital may be heading for a record.

External Affairs Department, Bell Atlantic, Arlington ($200).

Cafeteria workers, Lord Baltimore Middle School, Fort Washington ($25).

U.S. Postal Service Vehicle Maintenance Facility, Merrifield, Va. ($25).

MUMPS Users' Group, College Park ($70).

Cissel-Saxon Post No. 41, American Legion, Silver Spring ($150).

Staff, National Capital Planning Commission ($86).

Mrs. White's fifth grade, Woodland Elementary School, Alexandria ($15.50).

The seventh grade, Maret School, Northwest Washington ($1,169.12, with special thanks to Avery Campaign, who did her surname proud by raising $121, more than any other student in the class. A salute, too, to John H. Sharon III, who supervised).

House of Representatives Folding Room ($225).

Employees, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America ($519).

Autometric, Inc., Alexandria ($2,218).

Staff, Giant Food store No. 201, Centreville ($106).

Patuxent Mixed League and St. Ambrose Bowling League, which roll Thursday nights at Fairlanes, College Park ($198).

Office of Strategic Policy & Operations, Office of Personnel Management ($85).

Patti Scott's second grade, Neabsco Elementary School, Dale City ($42.60 in lieu of a gift exchange).

Washington-Lee High Schoolers, 1931-41, American Legion Post 139, Arlington ($55).

New Life, Inc., Rockville ($25).

Life Sales Office, CNA Insurance, Silver Spring ($50).

Mike Casey Realty, Suitland ($88).

Susan Miller's third grade class, Valley View Elementary School, Oxon Hill ($30).

The Media Exchange, Inc., Alexandria ($100).

Faculty, C. Hunter Ritchie Elementary School, Gainesville, Va. ($240).

First graders, Vaughan Elementary School, Woodbridge ($171.15).

Staff, Rockville branch, Chase Bank of Maryland ($32).

Student Council Association, Hayfield Elementary School, Fairfax County ($100).

Human Nutrition Information Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture ($146.60 raised at a holiday party).

Northern Virginia Flying Disc Union ($372.50 raised at a charity golf tournament).

Community Service Club, Redland Middle School, Rockville ($238.50).

Office of General Counsel, Federal Communications Commission ($215).

Employees, Arlington Printers and Stationers ($300).

Seminary Ladies Bowling League ($137).

Culpepper Garden Residents Association ($100, with special thanks to Howard Diehl).

AIR-524 ($25).

Division of Coal Mine Workers Compensation, U.S. Department of Labor ($39.26).

Burke Centre Ladies Bowling League ($277 rather than exchanging token gifts).

Staff, BNA Pension Reporter, Benefits Today and Employee Benefits Cases ($50 with thanks to Leslie J. Gold and none to the grinch who twice stole this bunch's office coin collection).

Coffee mess, NAVSWC/WO, U25 ($22).

Students, Rockledge Elementary School, Bowie ($239).

Employees, Erol's store No. 14, Fairfax Station ($90).

Sharon Connors' students at Bush Hill Elementary School, Alexandria ($30.45 won in a spelling contest).

Customers and owners, Dot & Lew's Deli, Hyattsville ($3,000).

S.I.T. Bowling League, Rockville ($42).

Gaithersburg Lioness Club ($250).

Renewal Underwriting Department, Union Labor Life Insurance Co., Northwest Washington ($138).

All Points Visa, Inc., Bethesda ($200).

The Belwinds ($50).

Stenwood Elementary School PTA, Vienna ($50 in memory of Gary Jones and Francis Brown).

Faculty and staff, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University ($405 in honor of Deans Maurice A. East and Henry R. Nau).

Submarine Safety and Quality Assurance Division, Naval Sea Systems Command ($28 in honor of Gordon Stuermer).

Employees, Army and Air Force Mutual Aid Association, Arlington ($173.50).

Employees, American Podiatric Medical Association, Inc., Bethesda ($403.50).

Social Committee, Summit Hall Elementary School, Gaithersburg ($155 instead of exchanging "Secret Santa" gifts).

Employees, Arlington Schools Federal Credit Union, Falls Church ($70 in lieu of exchanging gifts).

Odds & Ends, a Junior Achievement company sponsored by The Riggs National Bank of Virginia ($32.63 left over in the treasury).

C & P Telephone Maintenance, College Park ($55).

Association of American Universities ($270).

Social Work Temps, Bethesda ($50).

Arlington County Duplicate Bridge Club ($54).

Staff and customers, Bare Bones, Inc., Gaithersburg ($400 from a charity auction).

Information Processing Division, Code 560, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt ($120).

Little Old Ladies Bridge Club ($100).

Students and staff, Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville ($72.50).

Foley & Lardner, Schwartz, Jeffery, Schwaab, Mack, Blumenthal & Evans, Alexandria ($289 from a tree raffle).

Alan Beier's chemistry students, High Point High School, Beltsville ($274.63, with special thanks to fourth-period advanced placement chemistry, which donated $93, and first-period AP, which donated $89).

Montgomery County Deputy Sheriff's Association ($1,000).

Northern Virginia appliance servicemen and field supervisors, Washington Gas ($200).

Legal Division, FDIC ($46.10).

Production Control, Graphics Design and Administrative Offices, National Geographic Society's Membership Service Center, Gaithersburg ($75).

Naval Ordnance Laboratory retirees ($34.87 collected at a third annual Christmas reunion).

Capital Chapter, National Association of Retired Postal Inspectors ($100).

Montgomery County Planning Department, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Silver Spring ($780 raised via a raffle).

Staff, Stratford Landing Elementary School, Alexandria ($50 in honor of David Readyhough).

Capital Area Chapter, National Fantasy Fan Club for Disneyana Collectors and Enthusiasts ($16.25 in proceeds from a raffle).

LaGrone, Taksey and Company, Rockville ($565).

Virginia Gun Collectors Association, Falls Church ($300).

Seventh graders, Jefferson Junior High School, Southwest Washington ($70.08). Many thanks, 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.