Augusta grandmother needs help this Christmas

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An Augusta woman who has taken over care of her granddaughters is in need of some help this Christmas.

She has health concerns, but is asking for help to brighten their holiday.

“They’re good kids,” she writes, “but I have not been able to afford Christmas for them and it hurts me deeply. Please help.”

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 weekdays at the cashier’s office at The Chronicle News Building, 725 Broad St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and at the Columbia County Bureau, Publix shopping center, 4272 Washington Road, Suite 3B, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

• Donate online at

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