"I lost my job in April," she writes. "I have no income and am battling to get child support.
"My son (15) is a very smart young man and tries very hard. I am doing this so he will have something nice for Christmas. It will be a blessing to receive something for my son."
The Augusta Chronicle Empty Stocking Fund has helped people such as this for 80 years. Last year, the charity raised more than $118,000 that helped children and families across the region.