Empty Stocking Fund: Family N

Today’s focus: Family N

Household members: 5

Children: 3 (ages 2, 5 and 9)

Special circumstances: The husband has been out of work since he was injured playing ball. The family does not have workman’s compensation and they are paying their bills with savings. The family hopes the husband can be back to work soon, but they don’t have enough savings to spare for toys for three girls.

Clothing needs: Girls sizes 10-12, 6 and 3. Girls shoe sizes 6, 7 and 12.

Toys list: Two bicycles and a princess doll.

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 around 300 seniors are given meals on Christmas Day.

Who’s helped: Around 300 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 P.O. Box 1689, Clovis, NM, 88101. Envelopes should be clearly marked “Empty Stocking Fund.” Checks must be payable to “The Salvation Army.”

Contributions will be forwarded to the Salvation Army office, 317 E. Second St., Clovis, or gifts may be purchased for specific children or seniors by choosing an Angel tag off trees located at North Plains Mall and Walmart in Clovis.

If you would like to help “Family N,” call Jim Gallop at the Salvation Army at 762-3801.