Augusta mother turns to Empty Stocking Fund for children's Christmas smiles

An Augusta mother whose infant son needs constant medical care and attention is asking for some help this Christmas.


“I am a single mom,” she writes. “I can’t look for a job because no one will keep my son because he has seizures. I am unable to get my children anything for Christmas. I am asking that you help me put a smile on their faces. It would make me smile to see them smile. I would appreciate your help.”

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 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