Hephzibah mother hopes Christmas can make up for hard year on children

It’s been a long hard year for this Hephzibah woman who hopes Christmas won’t be more of the same for her children.


She moved to Savannah in June to take care of her father who had prostate cancer. He died in August and she had to return to Augusta but lost most of her possessions in the move back, and is now living with a family friend.

“I’m asking for any help I can receive for my babies and I,” she writes. “My children all depend on me and it’s hurting that I don’t have anything. They need to know that life can be happy after pain and loss.”

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.

• Donate online at augustachronicle.com/emptystocking.



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