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Holiday Wish Book
Published Sunday, February 6, 2005, in the San Jose Mercury News

thank you.
Today we're celebrating one of the most successful
Wish Book campaigns in the project's 22-year history.

Generous readers of the Mercury News have contributed more than $405,000 to help fulfill the wishes presented in a series of stories that appeared in the newspaper from Nov. 21 to Dec. 24, and as a group online. That number is nearly twice the amount raised in the previous year's campaign.

Donations continue to come in, but it's clear that 2004-05 donations will be second only to the total of $462,000 reached in 1999, when the economy of the valley was considerably more robust.

For details on how these gifts have made a difference in the lives of many people in our community, see below.

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