An Edgefield, S.C., mother trying to make it on her own and struggling to raise five children is asking for help this Christmas.
“I try so very hard to make it with my kids, but it’s just hard,” she writes. “I love my kids and I do what I can for them, but it’s difficult when you’re a single parent. I don’t have enough income from my job and have to pay bills, so please help.”
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.