An Augusta mother of three boys is asking for help for the first time. She writes that her husband lost his job not long after the family bought its first, modest home earlier this year. Family members have stepped in to help them make payments, but anything else has been a challenge.
“What helps us keep going is the boys,” she writes. “It helps when life seems impossible. They are blessings and it breaks my heart to see them go without.
“Knowing our need this year, we will hopefully be on the giving side next year to a family experiencing what we have experienced. Thank you and know we are grateful.”
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, 4272 Washington Road, Suite 3B, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Donate online at augustachronicle.com/emptystocking.