People in the News

Today’s focus: “Ms. P”

Household members: 4
Children: 2

Special circumstances: “Ms. P” is a single mother who works hard to make ends meet. She has no extra income for Christmas.

Her holiday hopes: To have Christmas presents for her children.

Clothing needs: Girls shirt size 12. Girls pant size 12. Girls shoe size 3. Boys shirt size 8 to 10. Boys pant size 8. Boys shoe size 1.

Toys list: Barbie, make-up kit, Superman and Spiderman toys.
The Empty Stocking Fund is a joint effort of the Salvation Army and the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune. Recipients receive gifts and clothes for their children and baskets of food with green beans, stuffing, mashed potatoes and a meat voucher from a local grocery store. Larger families will receive donated turkeys instead of the voucher. The food baskets will also go to seniors on fixed incomes.
Who’s helped: Around 500 families who’ve asked the Salvation Army to help make Christmas special.

Donations: Can be dropped off at the PNT, 101 E. First Street, or mailed to the PNT, P.O. Box 88, Portales, NM 88130. Envelopes should be clearly marked “Empty Stocking Fund.”

Contributions will be forwarded to the Salvation Army office, 317 E. Second St., or gifts may be purchased for specific children by choosing an Angel tag off trees located at North Plains Mall and Wal-Mart in Clovis.

If you would like to help “Ms. P,” call Capt. Tammy Ray at the Salvation Army at 762-3801.