People helping people
Published: Monday, December 18th, 2006
Today’s focus: “Ms. C” Household members: 8 Children: 6 Special circumstances: “Ms. C” is attending classes to earn her GED. She is not working because she wants to concentrate on her school work. She is studying hard to provide a better life for her children, including a daughter who is deaf, but she won’t have any money for Christmas presents. Holiday hopes: For her children to have presents to open on Christmas day. Clothing needs: Girls pants sizes 12, 9 and 2T. Girls shirt sizes medium (for two girls) and 2T. Girls shoe sizes 2, 1 and 5. Boys pants sizes 8, 10 and 14. Boys shirt sizes small, medium and large. Boys shoe sizes 1, 5 and 7. Toy list: A doll house, a castle, remote-control truck, a baby doll, a plane and trucks. 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.
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