Senior citizen asks for help from 'The Augusta Chronicle' Empty Stocking Fund to keep warm

A senior citizen who has become disabled would like some help getting warm clothing.

“I am asking to be considered,” she writes, “so I might acquire undergarments, gloves and a hat for the cold month to come. I continue to mend the very worn ones that I have. This is the only request I have for material things for Christmas. Receiving this would be the answer for my Christmas prayer.”

The Augusta Chronicle Empty Stocking Fund has helped people such as this for 82 years. Last year, the charity raised more than $104,000 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.

– From staff reports

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