Dec. 15, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund: “Ms. M”

Today’s focus: “Ms. M” Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. M” and her family recently moved to Clovis from Colorado. Although her husband has found work at a dairy, the family won’t have extra money for Christmas because they have had to pay several deposits in getting settled. Her holiday hopes: For her […]

Dec. 14, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund Profile

Today’s focus: “Ms. S” Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. S’s” husband has been ill since January, but he has been unable to receive Social Security. The family is currently living off the SSI check received for their son, who was born with Down syndrome. Ms. S is unable to work because she […]

Dec. 13, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund: “Ms. G”

Today’s focus: “Ms. G” Household members: 6 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. G’s” husband recently lost his job and the family has no income. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have gifts for Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes large and medium (for two boys). Boys pants sizes 16, 6 to 7 and 5 […]

Dec. 12, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund: “Ms. M”

Today’s focus: “Ms. M” Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. M” is a single mother who is struggling to provide for her children. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have gifts for Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt sizes 7 to 8 and 6. Girls pants size 7 to 8 and 6. Girls […]

Nov. 29, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund

By CNJ STAFF Today’s focus: “Ms. G” Household members: 7 Children: 5 Special circumstances: “Ms. G’s” husband has been ill and his work hours are reduced when the weather turns cold. Her holiday hopes: To have Christmas presents for her children. Clothing needs: Boys pants sizes 12-14, 6,4, and 12 month. Boys shirt sizes 12, […]

Nov. 26, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund Profile

Today’s focus: “Ms. C” Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. C” just left an abusive relationship. She took her children and the few belongings she could fit in her car. She is employed but having difficulty making ends meet. Her holiday hopes: To have Christmas presents for her children. Clothing needs: Boys pants […]

Empty stocking — Dec. 14

CNJ staff Today’s Focus: “Ms.T” Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. T’s” husband has had little work this year and their family budget is tight. They are afraid they won’t be able to give gifts to their children. Her holiday hopes: To find a way to give her children gifts for Christmas. Clothing […]

Empty Stocking Fund: ‘Ms. T’

Today’s Focus: “Ms. T” Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. T” has custody of her three grandchildren. This family has no income and is trying to get low income housing. This is a difficult time of year for them. Her holiday hopes: To be able to give her grandchildren a good holiday. Clothing […]

Empty stocking — 12-3

CNJ staff Today’s focus: “Ms. A” Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: Ms. A’s husband left her after selling most of her household items. She is expecting a child and, because her doctor said she is at risk for miscarriage, she has been placed on bed rest and is unable to work. Her holiday […]

Empty stocking 11-26

Today’s Focus: “Ms. S” Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: A single mother, working to support her two children. Her holiday hopes: To be able to give Christmas gifts to her children. Clothing needs: Boys pant sizes 32 and 2T, boys shirt sizes large and 2T, boys shoe sizes 9 1/2 and 6 1/2. […]

Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s Focus: Mary Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Daughter just moved in with three children. She suffered the death of a child a few years back and has had a hard time adjusting to the loss.” Clothing needs: Boy’s pants size 18; girl’s pants sizes 10 and 3T; boy’s shirts sizes XL; girl’s […]

Empty stocking: Dec. 19, 2004

Today’s focus: Alice Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “I am having a hard time this year due to illness in the family and becoming a single mom again has made things very difficult for my children and myself.” Her holiday hopes: “All children are in need of warm winter jackets, sheets, comforters, socks […]

Empty stocking: Dec. 14

CNJ staff Today’s focus: Tara Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “This year I’m not working because of illness; and it doesn’t look like Christmas will happen, because with the income I have it’s either pay rent and bills or buy gifts, and we all need somewhere to stay.” Her holiday hopes: Have gifts […]

12/12 Empty stocking

CNJ Staff Today’s focus: Marie Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “My bills are higher than I expected and I am trying to help my mother and sister raise my niece and nephew while their mother is away.” Her holiday hopes: A good Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys pants size 3T, girls pants sizes 4T […]

Empty stocking: Wednesday, Dec. 8

CNJ staff Today’s Focus: Karen Household members: 7 Children: 6 Special circumstances: She is taking care of her sister’s children. Clothing needs: Boy’s pants sizes 7, 9-10, 8-9 and 3 T; girl’s pants sizes 4T and 12 months; boy’s shirts sizes 7, 9-10, 8-9 and 3 T; girls shirts sizes 4T and 12 months; boys […]

Empty stocking: 12-6-04

Today’s focus: Julia Household members: 6 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “My husband’s job has slowed down and he is on the list of people they are laying off. I’m hoping he will have job for Christmas. If not things will be very scarce for us.” Clothing needs: Boy’s pants sizes 32 X 30, 16 and […]

Empty stocking: Dec. 5, 2004

Today’s focus: Bonnie Household members: 7 Children: 5 Special circumstances: “I am currently working part-time … and don’t think I can afford presents this year … and my husband is ill and is trying to get SSI to help him.” Her holiday hopes: For her kids to have Christmas presents. Clothing needs: Boy’s pants sizes […]