Single mother looking for help

Empty Stocking Fund

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A McDuffie County mother of two children whose father was slain last year hopes to provide a Christmas for the youngsters.

“I am struggling to make ends meet,” she writes, “and behind on many bills.

“I really would like for my kids to have a great Christmas this year. They are very good and doing great in school and I would love to reward them.”

The Augusta Chronicle Empty Stocking Fund has helped people such as this for 81 years. Last year, the charity raised more than $115,000 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 augustachronicle.com/emptystocking.

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