Whether By Sleigh Or Motorcycle, It's All About the Kids
Noah Asimow
Santa Claus is known for riding a sleigh throughout most of world. On Martha’s Vineyard, he rides a Harley and his name is Mike (Panhead) Fuss.
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Red Stocking Ride
It’s time for the Red Stocking Fund Drive, brought to you by the Martha’s Vineyard Harley Riders.
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Red Stocking Fund Applications
Red Stocking applications are now available at several locations.
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Red Stocking Fund Warms Christmas for Families in Need
Holly Pretsky

Mittens, snow boots, pajamas, winter coats and toys would be hard to come by for some of Martha’s Vineyard’s neediest families, if not for the Red Stocking Fund.

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Red Stocking Fund Applications

Red Stocking applications are now available at several Island locations.

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Presents to Wrap, Wishes to Fulfill: Red Stocking Elves Get to Work
Ivy Ashe

The basement hall at St. Augustine's might well be Santa’s workshop this week, except that Santa is in this case a group of dedicated volunteers with one goal: provide children in need with gifts for Christmas. This year, more than 300 children will receive gifts through the Red Stocking Fund.

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After 20 Years at Helm, Red Stocking Elves Bid Farewell
Remy Tumin

A large green binder rested on Lorraine Clark’s kitchen counter this week, the pages filled with requests for bicycles, toys, books, art supplies and blankets.

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Red Stockings Offer Christmas Aid to Children
C.K. Wolfson

"Christmas was about getting nothing," she says in clipped Yankee cadence. Lorraine Beaucaire Clark's family did not speak English when they came from Portugal; her great-uncle, a Chilmark resident for 55 years,speaks only Portuguese.

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Santa Claus Lady: Red Stocking Begins Season Helping Needy
Rachel Kovac

More than a decade ago Ida (Buzzy) Gardner wrote a story about a woman who brought small toys to young children on Martha's Vineyard. The Santa Claus Lady was her name, and as the story goes she "brought Christmas in tiny packages wrapped in odd pieces of paper tightly tied with bits of ribbon."

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