A Thomson woman doesn’t want to disappoint her son this Christmas by not providing him with gifts.
She said her son has autism and her income now is barely enough to meet their current needs. She often has to take time off from work to deal with his behavioral challenges.
“He’s a happy child and fairly unaware that I struggle financially, ” she writes. “It would break my heart to have to tell him he couldn’t have Christmas. He believes in Santa Claus, so in my 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.