A single mother from Thomson is trying to care for three children, including one with severe health problems.
“She has lost some memory and mobilization,” the mother writes. “And her sickness affects my job efforts. I have been looking for a job for the past three months.
“Just providing Christmas gifts for my kids this year seems unreal. They are so looking forward to it, and their little eyes light up when you mention Christmas. It will be a blessing to receive some help from the Empty Stocking Fund and my kids will be so happy.”
The Augusta Chronicle Empty Stocking Fund has helped people such as this for 81 years. Last year, the charity raised more than $115,000 that helped children and families across the region.
Donations are tax-deductible. To contribute:
• Mail donations to The Augusta Chronicle’s Empty Stocking Fund, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.
• Drop off donations at the cashier’s office at The Chronicle News Building, 725 Broad St., weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and at the Columbia County Bureau, Publix shopping center, 4272 Washington Road, Suite 3B, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Donate online at augustachronicle.com/emptystocking.