During this season of sharing, we’re asking you to give a special gift to someone you’ll probably never meet. The Empty Stocking Fund, started in 1971 by the Savannah Morning News to offer a helping hand to those who were facing tough times, began its holiday fund drive on Thanksgiving Day. The Empty Stocking Fund relies solely on private contributions generated by stories of real people and the situations that put them in need. Through the years, thousands have given to the Empty Stocking Fund because they know the donations help families right here at home. And even though you won’t see the smiles on the faces of those you’ve helped, you’ll know that you’ve made the holidays a little brighter for someone who otherwise might have little to celebrate.
The Empty Stocking Fund is administered by the Savannah Morning News and the Salvation Army, with assistance from United Way of the Coastal Empire. All gifts to the Empty Stocking Fund are acknowledged on the front page of the Savannah Morning News, unless the donor wishes to remain anonymous. It’s a wonderful way to pay tribute to loved ones or to honor the memory of someone special. You may donate online, also. Visit us at savannahnow.com/emptystocking.