Empty Stocking Fund surpasses last year’s total

Freedom New Mexico As of noon Friday, the Empty Stocking Fund, a joint effort between Freedom New Mexico and the Salvation Army to feed and clothe the needy, had collected almost $900 more than last season’s drive. Officials said donations thus far total $8,998. Last year donations to the fund totaled $8,100.

Empty stocking fund still short of goal

The Empty Stocking Fund, a joint effort of the Salvation Army and Freedom New Mexico, had raised $7,558 as of Tuesday afternoon, according to Salvation Army board of directors member Lynn Berry. The total last year was $8,100. To meet last year’s total, the fund must raise $542 by the time the mail is delivered […]

Empty stocking fund: Ms. S

Today’s focus: Ms. S Household members: 6 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. S’s” husband is the only provider for the family and will not be able to afford any presents for the kids. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirts sizes 14, 12, 6 and 4T. Boys […]

Empty stocking fund: Ms. G

Today’s focus: Ms. G Household members: 7 Children: 6 Special circumstances: “Ms. G” is struggling financially. She is a single mother with six kids. “Ms. G” is unemployed and can’t get a job due to health problems. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirts sizes large. Boys […]

Empty stocking fund: Ms. F

Today’s focus: Ms. F Household members: 7 Children: 5 Special circumstances: “Ms. F” spent all her Christmas money on her mom’s burial. “Ms. F” lost her job and is currently looking for a new one. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have wonderful Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes medium, 8 and 6. Boys […]

Empty stocking fund: Mr. T

Today’s focus: Mr. T Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Mr. T” is going through a divorce and is currently looking for a job. His holiday hopes: For his children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes 14-16, 8 and 18 months. Boys pants sizes 14, 8 and 18 months. Boys […]

12-13 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: Ms. M Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. M” is unemployed and is raising two grandsons. Her husband is in jail and he was the only provider for the family. “Ms. M” is struggling to make ends meet. Her holiday hopes: For her grandsons to have a good Christmas. Clothing needs: […]

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 […]