Dec. 2, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: “Ms. H”
Household members: 4
Children: 2
Special circumstances: “Ms. H” is a single mother who recently moved to Clovis from Pennsylvania. She has been unable to work and is living with her mother. She has no money for Christmas.
Her holiday hopes: For her children to have gifts at Christmas.
Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes juniors 16-18 and 4T. Boys pants sizes 16-18 and 4T. Boys shoe sizes 9 and 11.
Toys list: Remote control cars (two).

The Empty Stocking Fund is a joint effort of the Salvation Army and Freedom New Mexico. Recipients receive gifts and clothes for their children and some may receive baskets of food with green beans, stuffing, mashed potatoes and a meat voucher from a local grocery store. Larger families may receive donated turkeys instead of the voucher. The food baskets will also go to seniors on fixed incomes.
Who’s helped: Around 600 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. H,” call Capt. Tammy Ray at the Salvation Army at 762-3801.