Dec. 1, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Freedom New Mexico

Today’s focus: “Ms. I”
Household members: 6
Children: 4
Special circumstances: “Ms. I’s” family has fallen on hard times. They recently moved from California and their house has needed major repairs. Her husband is
unemployed because he is undergoing therapy for mental health problems.
Her holiday hopes: For her
children to have a nice Christmas.
Clothing needs: Girls shirt size 10 1/2. Girls pants size 12. Girls shoe size 4. Boys shirts sizes 10 1/2 (two). Boys pant sizes 10 (two). Boys shoe sizes 6 and 4.
Toys list: Dolls, learning toy, balls and puzzles.

The Empty Stocking Fund is a joint effort of the Salvation Army and Freedom New Mexico. Recipients receive gifts and clothes for their children and some may receive baskets of food with green beans, stuffing, mashed potatoes and a meat voucher from a local grocery store. Larger families may receive donated turkeys instead of the voucher. The food baskets will also go to seniors on fixed incomes.
Who’s helped: Around 600 families have asked the Salvation Army to help make Christmas special.
Donations: Can be dropped off at the CNJ, 521 Pile St., or mailed to the CNJ, P.O. Box 1689, Clovis, NM 88101. 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. I,” call Capt. Tammy Ray at the Salvation Army at 762-3801.