Thomson woman wants to make sure autistic son has a Christmas

A Thomson woman needs help in making sure her child has a good Christmas.

 

Her son is autistic and has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which prompted her to move from Texas to Thomson to be near family for support. Due to her son’s medical needs, she is unable to work enough hours to provide the sort of income that would allow for Christmas presents.

“It would break my heart to have to tell him he couldn’t have Christmas,” she writes. “He believes in Santa Claus, so in his mind he will believe Santa didn’t come see him.”

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.

 

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