Empty stocking fund – Dec. 23

  • Today's focus: Family V
  • Household members: 3
  • Children: 2
  • Special circumstances: Mother has just become a single parent and is looking for work but has not been able to find any. She gets no child support or assistance so money is tight.
  • Clothing needs: Boys size 18, shoe size 4; girls size 7, shoe size 10.
  • Toys list: Boy, 7, wants a bicycle; girl, 3, small scooter or dolls.
  • Who's helped: Around 350 families who've asked the Salvation Army to help make Christmas special.
  • Donations: The Portales News Tribune is accepting Empty Stocking Fund donations at the newspaper office at 101 E. First St. Donations may also be mailed to the PNT at P.O. Box 848, Portales, NM 88130. Envelopes should be clearly marked to indicate they contain a donation for the Empty Stocking Fund.

If you would like to help "Family V," call Jim Gallop at the Salvation Army at 762-3801.

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