You guys are making it look easy. In come the checks. Up go the totals. On goes the campaign toward a possible record.

After three weeks of our annual fund-raising campaign on behalf of Children's Hospital, we remain comfortably ahead of last year's levels -- and that drive turned out to be the best ever.

Here are the updated totals:

Grand Total to Date: $84,064.55.

Total Given This Week: $30,324.75.

Individual Donors to Date: 1,091.

Group Donors to Date: 203.

Last year, at the three-eighths mark, we had raised $66,399.23. So 1987-'88 is lookin' good, as the kids would say.

Let's keep it that way. Please make a donation to help sick kids before you disappear for the holidays. We're counting on you -- and so are they.

Groups, groups, groups keep giving, giving, giving. The most recent:

Silver Spring Memorial Auxiliary to Post No. 2562, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. ($100).

Sales and Marketing Executives of Metropolitan Washington, Signet Bank/Virginia ($300).

Applied Methods, Reston ($50).

Faculty and staff, The Newport Schools, Kensington ($150).

The coffee club, Federal Grain Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture ($675 -- the eighth consecutive donation from this group).

Pollard & Tolley Construction Co., Alexandria ($35).

"The Lemonade Stand," Brookeville, Md. ($15 with special thanks to Katie Spates, David Kaufman and Meredith Richey).

Open Door Bible Class, Ryland Methodist Church, Southeast ($25).

The staff, Montgomery White Oak Apartments, Silver Spring ($75 in lieu of exchanging gifts).

The employes, Music & Arts Center, Inc., Rockville ($250).

The Randolph Hills Canasta Group ($35).

The Oldest Traveling Duplicate Bridge Club in the Army ($94 and a special grand-slam of a thank you to Rob Rufsvold).

The Division of Colors and Cosmetics, Food and Drug Administration ($140 -- the ninth year in a row this bunch has kicked in).

Administrative Accounting Department, Washington Gas Light Company ($40 instead of exchanging Christmas cards).

Great! Thanks so much.


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