Originally created 12/14/01

Empty Stocking Fund



A struggling Augusta couple wants to bring some holiday cheer to their home this year.

For several months, the father has attempted to provide for his two young daughters and to take care of his wife, who has been recovering from surgery. The mother returned to work at a temporary placement agency two weeks ago, but the bills are piling up and they won't be able to have Christmas without some help.

"Hopefully, this program can provide my family a little Christmas cheer and happiness," the mother writes.

Through contributions to the Empty Stocking Fund, the family will receive gift certificates at 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 your donations to the Empty Stocking Fund online.

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