Empty Stocking donations hit $100,000 for 7th straight year

Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011 1:38 PM
Last updated Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011 12:57 AM
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People across the Augusta area have continued to prove generous when it comes to the annual Empty Stocking Fund of The Augusta Chronicle.

For the seventh consecutive year, donations topped the $100,000 mark, with $100,721.46 collected by Christmas Eve.

For 81 years The Chronicle has been glad to offer a way to help others in the true spirit of this season.

There is still time to offer your tax-deductible donations before the year ends. Contributions will also be accepted through the middle of January, although the deadline to submit an application for help has passed.

TO CONTRIBUTE:

- Mail donations to The Augusta Chronicle Empty Stocking Fund, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

- Drop off donations at the cashier’s office at the 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.


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