Mother seeking help for children

A mother of seven lost her job and has been evicted from her home. She says she and her children are now living in a Gordon Highway motel and asking help from area churches.

"All my income goes to my hotel room," she writes. "Without any help, my children will have nothing for Christmas. I would appreciate any help."

The Augusta Chronicle Empty Stocking Fund has helped people facing tough times for 79 years.

Last year, the charity raised a record-breaking $124,000 that helped children and families across the region.

HOW TO HELP

Donations to the Empty Stocking Fund are tax-deductible. To contribute:

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

- Drop off donations at the cashier's office at The 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.

- Donate online at augustachronicle.com/emptystocking.