Thomson couple asks for help this Christmas

A Thomson couple who have had problems finding work and paying off debt would like to make Christmas brighter for their 6-year-old daughter this year.


“I do not know what to do right now,” the mother writes. “Things look hopeless, and there will be nothing under the tree. I don’t want to take her childhood away, so I pray someone can help us out in our time of need.”

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 weekdays at the cashier’s office at The Chronicle News Building, 725 Broad St., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.; and weekdays at the Columbia County Bureau, Publix shopping center, 4272 Washington Road, Suite 3B, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

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– From staff reports