Nov. 26, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund Profile

Today’s focus: “Ms. C”

Household members: 4
Children: 3
Special circumstances: “Ms. C” just left an abusive relationship. She took her children and the few belongings she could fit in her car. She is employed but having difficulty making ends meet.

Her holiday hopes: To have Christmas presents for her children.
Clothing needs: Boys pants sizes 5, 3T and 14. Boys shirt sizes 5, 3T and 12. Boys shoe sizes 1, 5 wide and 7 1/2.
Toys list: “Ben 10” toys, cars, musical toys and Little People.
The Empty Stocking Fund is a joint effort of the Salvation Army and the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune. 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, Clovis, NM 88101. 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 in Clovis.

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