Originally created 12/15/01

Empty stocking: Friend seeks gifts for woman in hospital



A friend and co-worker wants to make the holidays a little brighter for an Augusta mother and her children.

This Augusta mother suffered a stroke last month and has been in an intensive care unit ever since, the co-worker explains. Her four children have been left on their own to care for the household and take care of one another.

"Any help that could help them have a wonderful Christmas under these circumstances would be very much appreciated," the co-worker writes.

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 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.