Originally created 12/20/97

Mother's death clouds teen mom's holiday



The Christmas season can be painful when you have to deal with the memories of a lost loved one.

One Augusta teen-ager lost her mother several months ago from cancer. Her mother was the only help she had to help buy Christmas for the girl's three children.

"My mother was my pride and joy and she was taken from me," the girl wrote in a letter.

Without her mom, the girl is unable to buy Christmas for her children this year. She was homeless for three months after her mom died and has just recently found a place to stay.

The Augusta Chronicle's Empty Stocking Fund can make this family's holiday season brighter. The fund has collected hundreds of thousands of dollars and helped numerous families since its start in 1930. The money provides gift certificates for food, clothes and other necessities.

Contributors may send donations to The Empty Stocking Fund, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, or drop it off on the third floor of the News Building, 725 Broad St.

ContributorsHere is a list of contributions to this year's Empty Stocking Fund:

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED $42,144.95

In Honor of Lynn, Carol, Tommy and Mandy $50.00

Sgt. 1st Class William H. Haynie, Ret. $10.00

In Loving Memory of Robert and Genevieve[ $50.00

Maxine J. Schuetz $10.00

In loving memory of Janice Brooks Owens $25.00

"In memory of Judy" $50.00

Thomas A. & Sharen Stonesteet $50.00

Geneva Parks Hall $50.00

In Loving Memory of Diane Elizabeth Riley $100.00

Please! No name published $50.00

Earnest, Gloria, Dawn & Kendra $50.00

Mrs. Dorothy K. Hall & Luther E. Hall $25.00

In memory of James A. Stafford by Mrs. James A. Stafford $50.00

Mrs. Irene P. Goodin & Mrs. Marjorie Newsome $20.00

John C. Smith & Mrs. Norris A. Smith $25.00

Dr. Guy E. Fiebiger, Ret. & Mrs. Guy E. Fiebiger $100.00

Robert D. & Lori A. Turner $15.00

In loving memory of J. Al Smith III $25.00

In loving memory of Bill Brega and John Steinmetz by Mrs. W.F. Brega $50.00

In loving memory of my son Joe Dickinson $50.00

Teresa M. Vaughan $25.00

In memory of Michael -- Ray and Sue Herries $30.00

Mary E. Clayton $15.00

To honor the seven wonderful, dedicated people who kept the SS nursery at First Baptist, NA $70.00

No name please $200.00

With much love, Steve & Annalena & Logan Mills $100.00

The Senior's Retired Military Golf Association $40.00

In loving memory of Madeline Norris, Dr. Juanita Bowsher and Harry T. Ashley Sr. -- Robbie & Dean Hammond $50.00

In Memory of Mr. & Mrs. Sam Hookness $25.00

Marshall & Anita Reinig $100.00

www.areachurches.com $25.00

In memory of Leonard Crouch given by Frances L. Crouch $2,000.00

Career Temps $50.00

Janet & Franklin Stulb $100.00

John F. Bigger Jr. M.D. & Sally S. Bigger $50.00

From: Sheraton Thursday Bridge Club $45.00

Anonymous $25.00

From: Cal, "Catie", Leigh & Carson $25.00

David & Hasty Penix $25.00

James F. Salvatore $25.00

Georgia Nurses Association Tenth District $100.00

Staff, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection $145.00

In honor of: SaraAnn, Jackson, Barrett & Hayley $40.00

Total Today $4,165.00

GRAND TOTAL $46,309.95



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