Empty Stocking Fund: Mother of child with autism seeks help



An Augusta mother with a sick child could use your help this year.

“I have a 3-year-old girl who cannot talk and has been diagnosed as autistic,” she writes.

“I am out of work and my husband walked out two weeks ago. We are staying with my cousin but the income is limited and I don’t want my little girl to be without Christmas.

“Please help.”

The Augusta Chronicle Empty Stocking Fund has helped people such as this for 83 years. Last year, the charity raised more than $93,000 that helped children and families across the region.

Donations are tax-deductible.


• Mail donations to The Augusta Chronicle’s Empty Stocking Fund, PO 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.