Health, financial problems threaten Christmas for Thomson woman’s children

The year has been a difficult one for a Thomson woman and she doesn’t want that to keep her children from having an enjoyable Christmas.


Health issues has kept her in and out of the hospital, and this single mother of two is in a financial bind. Her salvation has been her son and daughter.

“They are quick to play ‘nurse’ when I’m feeling under the weather, they help out around the house, they make As and Bs on their report cards, and they are understanding of the fact that we have to be financially frugal and can’t get most of the things other kids get,” she writes. “Since I feel they are amazing children all year round, I would love to be able to bless them with a nice 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.


• 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.

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Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:44

Rants and raves

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:41

Shutdown would hit Augusta hard