Mother hopes for happy Christmas for children

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A Hephzibah woman still paying off the cost of her husband’s funeral recently lost her part-time job. Though she continues to go to school to improve her situation, she said money has been tight and her children are resigned to a bleak Christmas.

“We manage,” she writes, “and I’ve explained to the children they probably won’t have much this year.”

She continues to look for work in hopes of having some money for Christmas.

The Augusta Chronicle Empty Stocking Fund has helped such people 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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