Augusta mother looks for a hand

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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

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