Originally created 12/05/01

Empty Stocking Fund



With no money for Christmas, an unemployed Augusta couple seeks help to make the holidays merry for their three sons.

Before the two were laid off from their jobs, they say, they worked hard and lived comfortably. Now the bills are piling up, their hot water heater needs repair and one of their sons is severely asthmatic.

"The sudden change has affected all of the children emotionally," this mother writes. "We are looking and praying daily for a job so our children can have a warm Christmas."

Through contributions to the Empty Stocking Fund, the family will receive gift certificates to local Kroger stores for food and Kmart stores for other necessities.

Contributions can be sent to Empty Stocking Fund, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Or visit augustachronicle.com/emptystocking to make donations online to the Empty Stocking Fund.

For more information about the Empty Stocking Fund and how to contribute, call INFOLINE at 442-4444 and press 3340.