Empty stocking — Dec. 10
Published: Sunday, December 10th, 2006
Today’s focus: “Ms. P” Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. P” said Christmas is a special time of the year, but it is hard because only one person in the house is employed. She said her family just won’t have any money for gifts. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have gifts for Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt sizes 14 to 16, 6 and 4. Girls pants size 14 to 16, 6 and 4. Girls shoe sizes 3, 1 and 7. Toy list: Bratz dolls and Baby Diamond Bratz dolls (for two girls). 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. P,” call Capt. Tammy Ray at the Salvation Army at 762-3801.
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