An Augusta mother who lost her job just before giving birth to a second daughter will start a new job soon, but she doesn’t have any income for Christmas gifts this holiday.
“I have always been a hard-working woman,” she writes, “but this year I haven’t been as fortunate.
“Losing my job meant losing my home. Now I have no home for me and my children on Christmas and have been staying with my grandmother.
“I don’t like asking for help from anyone, but this year I am desperate.”
The Augusta Chronicle’s 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 augustachronicle.com/emptystocking.