Dec. 19 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. T Household members: 6 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. T” recently lost her home. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a wonderful Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys pants sizes 4T. Boys shirts sizes 4T. Boys shoe sizes 12. Girls pants sizes 16, 8, and 6. Girls shirts sizes 14-16, 8, and […]

Dec. 18 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. W Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. W” is a single mother. She is buying her first home and has a limited income. She won’t be able to afford any presents for her children. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have wonderful Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirts sizes 8. […]

Dec. 17 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Mr. J Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Mr. J” is disabled and is unable to work. He is the sole provider for his family. His holiday hopes: For his children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirts size 24 months. Boys pants size 2T. Boys shoes size 8. Girls […]

Dec. 16, 2008 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: Ms. C Household members: 2 Children: 1 Special circumstances: “Ms. C” is unemployed and needs help. Her holiday hopes: For her child to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes 4. Boys pants sizes 4. Boys shoe sizes 8. Toys list: Elmo or any other toy. The Empty Stocking Fund is […]

Dec. 14, 2008 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: Ms. H Household members: 6 Children: 5 Special circumstances: “Ms. H” is a single mother and has five kids. She is struggling financially and needs some help. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes 7, 3T, 2T, and 24 months. Boys pants sizes 7, […]

12/13 Empty stocking

Today’s focus: Ms. DHousehold members: 3Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. D” lost her job.Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a good Christmas.Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes 3T. Boys pants sizes 3T. Boys shoe sizes 6. Girls shirt sizes 12 months. Girls pants sizes 12 months. Girls shoe sizes 3.Toys list: Cars, clothes, and […]

Dec. 12 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. H Household members: 5 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. H’s” husband is ill. He has been hospitalized and transferred to both Lubbock and Dallas. She lost her job due to her being with her husband while he was in the hospital. They are struggling financially. Her holiday hopes: For her children to […]

Dec. 11 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. T Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. T” is the only one working in her household. Her husband had an accident and is now blind from one eye and will be out of work for several weeks. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: […]

Dec. 10 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. B Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. B” is a single parent and is unemployed. She and her family are struggling right now. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a wonderful holiday. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes medium. Boys pants sizes 6-8. Boys shoe sizes 13 1/2. Girls […]

Empty stocking — Dec. 9

Today’s focus: Ms. S Household members: 9 Children: 7 Special circumstances: “Ms. S” is in the middle of moving and 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 medium. Boys pants sizes 8. Boys shoe sizes 3. […]

Dec. 7, 2008 Empty Stocking fund

Today’s focus: Ms. D Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. D” is ill and has to travel out of town to see doctors. She doesn’t have much money left over to buy her children presents for Christmas. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes […]

Dec. 6, 2008 Empty Stocking Fund Profile

Freedom New Mexico Today’s focus: Ms. C Household members: 3 Children: 1 Special circumstances: “Ms. C” recently got married and is struggling. She knows they won’t be able to afford any groceries or presents for her child.

Dec. 4 Empty Stocking profile

Today’s focus: Mr. B Household members: 2 Children: 1 Special circumstances: “Mr. B” lost his part time job and is struggling with money. His holiday hopes: To be able to get something for his son. Clothing needs: Boys shirt size 12-14. Boys pant size 8. Boys shoe size 4. Toy list: Cars or trucks. The […]

Dec. 3 Empty Stocking profile

Today’s focus: Ms. H Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. H” just moved here from Florida and she barely started working. She won’t be able to afford presents for her children. Her holiday hopes: To be able to get her children presents for Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt size 5T and mens size […]

Nov. 30, 2008 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: Ms. S Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. S’s” is very ill and is struggling with money. Her holiday hopes: To give her kids a wonderful holiday. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes 8. Boys pants sizes 7-8. Boys shoe sizes 1. Girls shirt sizes 3T and 24 months. Girls pants sizes […]

11/29 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: Ms. L Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: All three of “Ms. L’s” kids have their birthday in December. It’s hard for her to afford both birthday and Christmas presents. Her holiday hopes: To be able to give her kids birthday and Christmas presents. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes 12 regular and […]

Nov. 28 Empty Stocking: Ms. S

Today’s focus: Ms. S Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. S’s” husband is injured and will be out of work for several weeks and she can’t find work to provide for her children during the holidays. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boy’s shirt sizes 7 […]

Participation in Empty Stocking program increases

CNJ staff As the holidays approach, many local families are experiencing financial crisis this year, according to Salvation Army Capt. Tammy 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 of assistance for […]

Charity worried about economy hurting donations

CNJ Staff The Salvation Army is preparing to launch its Christmas programs in the face of a trying economy for charities and individuals alike. Today is the last day applications will be taken from families for the empty stocking fund and in the next week, collection kettles and Angel Trees will be going out in […]

Charity raises $46,501 this holiday

CNJ staff The Salvation Army raised $46,501 with its Christmas projects this year, according to Capt. Tammy Ray. The Red Kettles and bell ringers, which are the most visible community-wide Salvation Army program, raised $36,273 compared to $31,000 in 2006. According to Ray, the results from the coins and bills put into the kettles provides […]