Empty Stocking Fund

An Augusta woman lost her husband earlier this year and now struggles to provide for herself and her daughter.


“I need help because no one else cares about me,” she writes. “My daughter, she and I, depend on each other. We are doing OK by the grace of God, but I need all the help I can get. He will never forsake me. Your help would be so greatly appreciated.”

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.