Empty stocking fund: Family D

Today's focus: Family D

Household members: 5

Children: 4

Special circumstances: This family has had a very hard couple of months. The mother was working two jobs and because of the economy has lost both jobs. Then her vehicle was vandalized, which required some massive repairs.

Clothing needs: Boys size 7, shoe size 12; girls size 5, shoe size 10 1/2; girls size 3, shoe size 3 1/2; boys size 12 or 14, shoe size 6 1/2.

Toys list: Boy, 5, wants a scooter; girl, 4, any kind of dolls or little girl jewelry; girl, 2, anything Mickey Mouse and dolls; boy, 12, wants a bicycle or games.

Who's helped: Around 350 families who've asked the Salvation Army to help make Christmas special.

Donations: Can be dropped off at the CNJ, 521 Pile St., or mailed to P.O. Box 1689, Clovis, N.M., 88012; or the PNT at 101 E. First St. or mailed to the PNT at P.O. Box 848, Portales, N.M. 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 of trees located at North Plains Mall, Walmart in Clovis, Hastings and St. Clair Orthodontics.

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

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