Empty Stocking Fund helps families in need

  • Follow Metro

At a time of year when many of us give thanks for what we have, we also know that there are others not so fortunate. That's where The Augusta Chronicle's Empty Stocking Fund can help.

Since 1930, the newspaper has helped the community find a way to share. That generosity has grown from the humble beginnings of a Depression-era idea to a holiday example of what we can do if we all lend a hand.

Last year donations totaled a record $124,281.03, which helped many families through a difficult holiday. But while such a spirit of giving has grown, so has the number of people in need.

"The Augusta region has always managed a level of giving that defies the challenges of the current economy," said Don Bailey, the president of The Augusta Chronicle . "For almost 80 years The Empty Stocking fund has shown this community at its best, helping those with the least. We ask your help again this year to brighten Christmas for others in the true spirit of the season."

The Chronicle covers administrative costs of the charity so that donations go directly to those in need.

Many who depend on the charity are single parents and caregivers unable to provide medicine and treatment for their children.

The deadline to request an application for help is Dec. 4.

HOW TO HELP

Empty Stocking Fund donations are tax-deductible. To contribute:

- Mail donations to The Augusta Chronicle's Empty Stocking Fund, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

- Drop off donations at the cashier's office at The Chronicle News Building, 725 Broad St., weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and at the Columbia County Bureau, Publix shopping center, 4272 Washington Road, Suite 3B, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

- Make donations online at augustachronicle.com/emptystocking.

Comments (2) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
shonda18
0
Points
shonda18 12/02/09 - 04:50 pm
0
0
Can i get a application for

Can i get a application for the empty stocking fund

lenard
0
Points
lenard 12/14/09 - 12:03 pm
0
0
Me to..how can I get

Me to..how can I get something for my grandson who is 8 years old... I call places and get led to other phone numbers and led on....Please help....

Back to Top

Top headlines

Kettle donations rise in 2014

After a disappointing showing last year, donations to the Salvation Army's local Red Kettle Campaign have risen nearly 20 percent in 2014.
Search Augusta jobs