Empty Stocking Fund: Family C

Today’s focus: Family C

Household members: 4

Children: 2 (ages 12 and 8)

Special circumstance: This family is dealing with the incarceration of a husband. The wife is trying to support her children, but their income has not been regular.

Clothing needs: Boy clothes size 12; girl clothes size 8-10.

Toys list: Boy, 12, wants a bike and girl, 8, wants a bike.

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 around 300 seniors are given meals on Christmas Day.

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 Walmart in Clovis.