Empty stocking: Tuesday, Nov. 30

Today’s focus: Sonya Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “My boyfriend is on commission and last year we did not have much of a Christmas because of the weather not letting him work. We didn’t even make enough to pay bills.” Her holiday hopes: “I hope we could give our kids a Christmas this […]

Empty Stocking: Nov. 26, 2004

Today’s focus: Sheila Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “ I am asking for help because I really need it. I don’t have money to give my kids a good Christmas. I know that I can’t do it for them, and I don’t want them to go without because of me.” Her holiday hopes: […]

There’s nothing like the day after

Mike Linn Call me a scam artist, if you will. But one of the main reasons I love Christmas is the day-after sale, when I take back all my presents and get two for one. That’s right. The day after Christmas, many stores have 50-percent off sales. So I take back the fancy shirt my […]