Edgefield, S.C., woman asks for help this Christmas

Empty Stocking Fund

An Edgefield County, S.C., woman lost her job and has not been able to find work.


She and her family have moved from place to place, asking churches for food.

“Everything I’ve tried to do to help just hasn’t happened,” she writes. “We’ve really had a rough time, but God has blessed us, even through these difficult times, and things will get better!”

The Augusta Chronicle Empty Stocking Fund has helped people such as this for 82 years. Last year, the charity raised more than $104,000 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 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.; and at the Columbia County Bureau, Publix shopping center, 4272 Washington Road, Suite 3B, weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

• Donate online at augustachronicle.com/emptystocking.