Young mother faces holidays out of work

A young mother lost her job three weeks ago and now faces the holidays out of work.


“I am behind in my bills,” she writes, “and afraid I will lose everything that I have worked so hard for while waiting for unemployment and another job.

“This is my daughter’s first Christmas that she actually understands about Santa. I would love to be able to give her just one gift and see her happy on Christmas morning. Please help me make her Christmas a happy one.”

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.

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• 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.

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