Grandfather caring for grandson requests help

An Augusta grandfather taking care of a disabled grandson would like some help this holiday.


“I quit my job to stay home with him to see that he could get his therapy and medical appointments,” he writes. “I recently went back to work part time, but catching up on household expenses leaves me with no other means to provide a nice Christmas for my grandson and my two daughters who live with me.”

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

– From staff reports