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).
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.