Empty stocking fund: Ms. C

Today’s focus: Ms. C Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. C” is a single parent. She won’t be able to afford any presents for her children. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes 5T and 4T. Boys pants sizes 5T and 4T. Boys shoe […]

Empty Stocking Fund: Ms. R

Today’s focus: Ms. R Household members: 6 Children: 5 Special circumstances: “Ms. R” just got out of a bad abusive relationship and her children are going through a hard time. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes XL, large and 24 months. Boys pants sizes 12, […]

12-10 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: Ms. G Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. G” is unemployed and doesn’t have a home of her own. She stays with friends and family until she finds something to settle in. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a wonderful holiday. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes 12, 2 and […]

12-9 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: Ms. G Household members: 7 Children: 6 Special circumstances: “Ms. G” is a single parent and is unemployed. “Ms. G” can’t get a job due to her health. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt large. Boys pants sizes 12 husky. Boys shoe sizes 3 […]

Empty Stocking Fund: Ms. H

Today’s focus: Ms. H Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. H” recently lost her 6-year-old daughter to cancer and is now struggling financially. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes medium and 7. Boys pants sizes 36/30 and 6. Boys shoe sizes 3 and […]

Empty Stocking Fund: Ms. D

Today’s focus: Ms. D Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. D” is a single grandma raising four of her grandchildren. She is struggling to provide for all of them. Her holiday hopes: For her grandchildren to have a happy Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes small, 7-8 and 10. Boys pants sizes 3, […]

Empty Stocking Fund: Ms. M

Today’s focus: Ms. M Household members: 8 Children: 7 Special circumstances: “Ms. M” is a single parent and is unemployed. She won’t be able to afford any presents for her children. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a Merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes XL, large, medium and small. Boys pants sizes […]

Empty Stocking Fund: Ms. Y

Today’s focus: Ms. Y Household members: 7 Children: 5 Special circumstances: “Ms. Y” and her husband are unemployed and are struggling financially. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt sizes large, 7-8, 10-12, 3-4 and 3. Girls pants sizes 15, 7-8, 10-12, 3-4 and 3. Girls shoe […]

12-3 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: Ms. G Household members: 8 Children: 7 Special circumstances: “Ms. G’s” husband is in jail and she is the only provider for her family. She won’t be able to afford gifts for her children. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a Merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes medium, 5 and […]

12-2 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: Ms. D Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. D” often travels to Albuquerque and Lubbock for doctor appointments for herself and for her two daughters. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a good Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes 12. Boys pants sizes 10. Boys shoe sizes 4 1/2. […]

12-1 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: Ms. R Household members: 9 Children: 7 Special circumstances: “Ms. R” has seven children and her husband is no longer able to work due to his back injury. They are waiting for his disability to go through. “Ms. R” has heart problems and is waiting for clearance to return to the workforce. Her […]

Empty stocking: Mrs. M

Freedom New Mexico Today’s focus: Ms. M Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. M’s” daughter will be having surgery in December. “Ms. M” won’t be able to work until her daughter recovers from surgery. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes large and medium. […]

11-28 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: Ms. T Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. T” is unemployed. She was in a car accident earlier this year and lost her daughter and due to the accident her son had to get brain surgery. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt […]

Empty Stocking: ‘Ms.H’

Today’s focus: Ms. H Household members: 6 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. H’s” husband is only working one day out of the week and he is the only provider for the family. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes large, small, 10-12 and 5. Boys pants […]

Empty Stocking program sees increase in children

Freedom New Mexico The number of children the Salvation Army is hoping to help has almost doubled this holiday season, according to Maj. Kevin Ray. Friday the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune will launch their annual Empty Stocking program in partnership with The Salvation Army. Every day until Christmas, a local family in need […]

Stocking the shelves: Fall food drive helps Baptist Children’s Home meet grocery needs

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kathleen Vigil with the Baptist Children’s Home divides groceries for the family cottages. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Fall means an outpouring of help from churches all over the state for the Baptist Children’s Home in Portales. For the Fall Food Shower, the home sends lists of needed items […]

Dec. 24 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. Q Household members: 6 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. Q” is unemployed and she is helping her sister out since her sister’s son just had a heart transplant. “Ms. Q’s” husband is the only one providing for the family. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: […]

Dec. 23 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. B Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. B” is unemployed. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirts sizes large. Boys pants sizes 10. Boys shoe sizes 1 1/2. Girls shirts sizes medium. Girls pants sizes 8. Girls shoe sizes 12. Toys list: […]

12-21 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: Ms. A Household members: 6 Children: 5 Special circumstances: “Ms. A” has three kids of her own and now she is taking care of her brother’s children which were in foster care. She is struggling to provide for all of them. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing […]

12-20 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: Ms. D Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. D” is unable to provide for all of her grandchildren and their mother is in jail. She has no other help. Her holiday hopes: For her grandchildren to have a wonderful holiday. Clothing needs: Boys pants sizes 12 regular. Boys shirts sizes 14 […]