Three anonymous donors have pumped a total of $170 more into the Journal-Herald’s Empty Stocking Fund.
After a bit of a sluggish start, contributions to the fund seem to be picking up. By Christmas Eve, there is reason to believe the stocking will be bulging with donations meant to help good people endure hardships of living.
Donations to the fund go toward meeting needs of individuals and families throughout the year (not just during the holiday season).
The fund is shared between the Department of Family and Children’s Services and the Salvation Army. Checks will be cut in equal portions between the two agencies just before Christmas Day,
“For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you: You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.” Deuteronomy 15:11
Contributions will be accepted the week after Christmas as well. Monies that come in after Jan. 1 will be applied to the 2017 Empty Stocking total.
Donations may be delivered to the Journal-Herald office at 400 Isabella St. or mailed to:
Empty Stocking Fund
P.O. Box 219
Waycross Ga. 31502
Funds are not given out at the Journal-Herald office.