Empty Stocking fund

• Today’s focus: V

• Household members: 3

• Children: 2

• Special circumstance: This family needs help for Christmas because the father has just left the family. The mother is pregnant and is trying to find a new home.

• Needs: Girl, 4 years old — a tractor or a bike. She wears size 5 clothes and her shoe size 11. Unborn baby — learning toys with funny sounds. Clothes

• Who’s helped: More than 220 families who’ve asked the Salvation Army to help make Christmas special.

• Donations: Clovis, can be dropped off at the CNJ, 521 Pile St., or mailed to P.O. Box 1689, Clovis, NM, 88102. Portales, can be dropped off at the PNT, 101 E. 1st St., or mailed to P.O. Box 848, Portales, NM, 88130. Envelopes should be clearly marked “Empty Stocking Fund.” Checks must be payable to The Salvation Army.

Contributions will be forwarded to the Salvation Army office, 317 E. Second St., Clovis, or gifts may be purchased for specific children under 12 years old by choosing an Angel tag off trees located at North Plains Mall, St. Clair Orthodontics and Hastings in Clovis.

If you would like to help “Family A,” call Jim Gallop at the Salvation Army at 762-3801.