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. […]