Mother struggling to pay bills

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An Augusta mother is struggling to pay her bills and would like some assistance in getting a Christmas gift for her son.

“I just lost my father and I’m truly depressed because he was my best friend,” she writes. “Now I feel like I have nothing.

“If you all help me, I would be very grateful.

The Augusta Chronicle Empty Stocking Fund has helped people such as this for 81 years. Last year, the charity raised more than $115,000 that helped children and families across the region.


Donations are tax-deductible. 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 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and at the Columbia County Bureau, Publix shopping center, 4272 Washington Road, Suite 3B, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

• Donate online at

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