Health problems threaten to make one family’s Christmas less merry. An Augusta woman writes that she is a cancer survivor and has many medical issues that prevent her from working. Her children also suffer health issues such as asthma.
Child support is often sketchy, and the family is forced to stay with her parents. Little money is left over after medical bills are paid.
“If there’s anyway you could make our Christmas special for the children, I greatly appreciate the help,” she states in her letter. “I would appreciate so much to be able to provide my children with a few things for Christmas.”
The Augusta Chronicle’s Empty Stocking Fund has helped make Christmas better for those who needed it for 86 years. The fund has helped people such as this since 1930. Last year, the charity raised more than $100,000 for children and families across the region.
HOW 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 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Donate online at augustachronicle.com/emptystocking.