Donations in 2008 break record

  • Follow Metro

In what has become a holiday tradition, donations to The Augusta Chronicle's Empty Stocking Fund set another record for annual giving in 2008.

Families, businesses and organizations contributed $124,281.03, which helped many families and individuals during the holidays.

That surpassed the record of $123,457.63 in 2007.

"Thanks again to all of you who donated," said Don Bailey, the president of The Chronicle . "As the needs in our community have grown, so has its generosity. The fact that readers of The Chronicle can set a new annual record for Empty Stocking Fund giving in these challenging economic times, is a wonderful example of what makes our town and region so special."

Many of the recipients of donations were caregivers, parents or others suffering through a family tragedy, illness or job loss who asked only for some help in making Christmas brighter for their children.

The Chronicle began the Empty Stocking Fund in 1930.

Search Augusta jobs