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 […]

Auto industry doesn’t deserve federal bailout

Freedom New Mexico U.S. automakers have been running on empty for years. Now they want American taxpayers to fill up their tank. Detroit’s Big Three — General Motors, Ford and Chrysler — are seeking a slice of the $700 billion federal bailout pie to help them meet payroll and fund pension obligations. And they have […]

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 […]

12-22 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: Ms. B Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. B’s” husband is not living with her right now and her income is limited. She can’t afford presents for her children. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes 5 and 8 to 10. Boys […]

Dec. 21, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: Ms. M Household members: 2 Children: 1 Special circumstances: “Ms. M” needs help this year because she is a single mother and currently unemployed. Her holiday hopes: For her son to have a happy first Christmas. Clothing needs: Infants shirt size 6-9 months. Infants pants size 6-9 months. Infants shoe size 2. Toys […]

Dec. 19, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: Ms. P Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. P” is raising her grandchildren and has no money for Christmas presents. Her holiday hopes: For her grandchildren to have toys at Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt sizes 12 (for two girls). Girls pants sizes 12 (for two girls). Girls shoe sizes 5 […]

Dec. 18, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: Ms. G Household members: 10 Children: 8 Special circumstances: “Ms. G” will not be able to afford presents this year because her income is used towards bills. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a nice Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt sizes 14, medium and 3T. Girls pants sizes 1, 5 and […]

12-15-07 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: Ms. B Household members: 2 Children: 1 Special circumstances: “Ms. B’s” income is barely enough to cover necessities. Her holiday hopes: For her child to have a good Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt size 12. Girls pants size 12. Girls shoe size 2 1/2. Toys list: Scooter. The Empty Stocking Fund is a […]

Dec. 14, 2007 Empty Stocking

Today’s focus: Ms. A Household members: 7 Children: 5 Special circumstances: “Ms. A” has fallen behind on her bills because she has had to take out loans to help her sick mother-in-law in Mexico. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have presents for Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt size 24 month. Girls pants size […]

Dec. 13, 2007 Empty Stocking

Today’s focus: Ms. T Household members: 7 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. T” needs help this year because her husband has been unable work after being hurt. The family is left with little money after paying rent and utilities. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a good Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt size […]

Dec. 11, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: “Ms. R” Household members: 4 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. R’s” spouse died this year and she is having a hard time making ends meet. Her sister and niece also live with her. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a nice Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt size 24 month. Girls pants […]

12-9-07 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: “Ms. E” Household members: 9 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. E” has her daughter, sons and grandchildren living with her. She needs help buying Christmas presents. Her holiday hopes: For her grandchildren to have presents for Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt sizes 3T and 24 month. Girls pants sizes 3T and 24 month. […]