Empty stocking fund: Family L

Today’s focus: Family L

Household members: 5

Children: 3 (ages 12, 10 and 8)

Special circumstance: With a low income this year, they are struggling because they have three children’s birthdays in the same month, and then add Christmas, and there are a lot of toys to buy.

Clothing needs: Boys clothes size 32-34 or large, size 36, 16 husky or large and size 38 or XL.

Toys list: Boy, 12, wants a football; boy, 10, wants action heres, or Bakugan toys; boy, 8, wants Transformers.

Who’s helped: Around 300 families who’ve asked the Salvation Army to help make Christmas special.

Donations: Can be dropped off at the PNT, 101 E. First St., or mailed to P.O. Box 848, Portales, NM 88130. Envelopes should be clearly marked “Empty Stocking Fund.” Checks must be payable to “The Salvation Army.”

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