Empty Stocking Fund raises more than $93,000

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The Augusta Chronicle’s Empty Stocking Fund raised $93,269.57 this holiday season, helping more than 1,000 families across the area.

The effort, which received 1,917 applications, followed its 82-year-old tradition of helping mostly children whose parents were struggling through economic challenges.

Over the past decade the fund has raised more than $1 million.

Previously acknowledged $85,929.57

In memory of Ray Stephens
From Pa Pa’s girls $100

From Don and Stephanie Bray $250

Herbert & Lera Hicks $15

Unos Jibaritos de Utuado,
Puerto Rico “Feliz Navidad” $20

In honor of the Ellis 4 children,
6 grandchildren and 6 great
grandchildren $50

Merry Christmas and Happy New
Year from Bill and Judy Lillis
and kids $50

Ted and Lois Stellern $50

Elizabeth and Karron Haines $50

In memory of Wesley and Juanita Widner $50

To honor husband, children and “grands” $50

In honor Grandchildrens and Great Grandchild from Leonard and Mildred Martin $50

In memory of my wife, Becky
Herrity $100

In loving memory of Douglas
Miller $25

In loving memory of Tom McGee
by Carole McGee $25

Usha and Hiru Patel $35

In memory of Gloria Wright
Rhodes $25

In memory of parents, Mr and Mrs. John Rabias $40

C.A. Kimbrough $25

In memory of Marie D. Clement $25

In memory and honor of our
loving family by Sam and
Pat Bradley $100

In honor of Zach, Aaron, Caleb, Jonathan, AbiGrace, Sarah,
RaJo Washington $500

Sally and Jerry Thacker $50

In loving memory of my sister
Mattie E. Golphin $50

Jessie and Tammy Dees $25

Martha Folley $25

In memory of Shirley Clark $50

Ward Realty LLC $35

Merry Christmas-Carole and
Richard Bailey $250

Charles and Joeann Williams $20

Donald and Ann Macey $50

George and Joyce Dunaway $100

In memory of Raymond W.
Holmes $100

In memory of my two wives Gladys
B. Martin and Vida W. Martin
from Frank Martin $100

Clara and Stanton Grady Hill $50

The Kinder Family $20

In honor of our children and
grandchildren $100

In appreciation for the service of
Sheriff Ronnie Strength $50

In memory of Wade, Ag and Pop,
and Maima $100

In memory of Michael Brown $100

In memory of Terry Barwick $100

Greek Orthodox Church $100

Jack Lester, Jr. $75

In memory of Loved Ones $100

Timothy and Leanne Smail $150

Jay and Janis Hutchison $100

A Vietnam Vet. Combat Vet in
memory of Vietnam Vets W.I.A. $25

Craig and Margaret Ellis $50

Deavidene Mays $20

In memory of the 26 victims of
Sandy Hook $50

Robin and Mike Dudley $100

In honor of our grandchildren,
Mack and Mattie $200

Thomas and Barbara Kiernan $150

William and Laverne Holmes $100

In memory of Tony Ivey, Bill
Brunkow, Rick Montgomery,
Wes Hutto, Dee Jarrell and
T-Bone Thomas $50

M.C. Cunning $50

Karen and John Hayes $50

Larry and Karen Stein $25

In memory of Ryan Lariscy and
Daniel Martin from J.P. $200

Drs. Kim and Charles Wirsing $250

Louis and Dorothy Scharff $25

Teresa and Thomas Thirkell, Jr. $500

Suburban Garden Club $100

Walter and Linda Jung $10

In honor of all my Children and Grandchildren from MURF... $500

In loving memory of Martha
Patricia Dunaway Murphy $100

Doctor’s Hospital ICU Day Shift $235

Pedraza Family $50

In memory of JC Bible. Jr. $50

Merry Christmas! $35

Anonymous $30

Dana and Laura Atkins $100

Merry Christmas and Happy
New Year! $75

In honor of our grandson, Everett Atkinson from Joe and Barbara Ellington $25

Bob and Kathy Manz $100

Grucela Family! Merry
Christmas $100

Anonymous $300

Augusta Chapter of Gapan $150

Total today $7,340

Total this year $93,269.57

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