Empty stocking — Dec. 15

Today’s focus: “Ms. S”
Household members: 2
Children: 1
Special circumstances: “Ms. S” is not employed and is struggling this year.
Her holiday hopes: For her son to have a good Christmas.
Clothing needs: Boys pant sizes 34/32, boys shirt size large, boys shoe size 10.
Toys list: X-Box game

The Empty Stocking Fund is a joint effort of the Salvation Army and the Clovis News Journal. Recipients receive gifts and clothes for their children and baskets of food with green beans, stuffing, mashed potatoes and a meat voucher from a local grocery store. Larger families will receive donated turkeys instead of the voucher. The food baskets will also go to seniors on fixed incomes.
Who’s helped: Around 500 families who’ve asked the Salvation Army to help make Christmas special.
Donations: Can be dropped off at the CNJ, 521 Pile St., or mailed to the CNJ, P.O. Box 1689. Envelopes should be clearly marked “Empty Stocking Fund.” Contributions will be forwarded to the Salvation Army office, 317 E. Second St. or gifts may be purchased for specific children by choosing an Angel tag off trees located at North Plains Mall and Wal-Mart.

If you would like to help “Ms. S,” call Capt. Tammy Ray at the Salvation Army at 762-3801.