Empty Stocking Fund, Nov. 29, 2020

Empty Stocking Fund, Nov. 29, 2020

The New Mexican

Who it helps: Each year, hundreds of people receive aid from the Empty Stocking Fund during the holiday season to help cover rent payments, medical bills, utility costs, car repairs, home improvements and other needs. Applicants, who must live in Santa Fe or Rio Arriba counties and provide a Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, are considered without regard to race, age, ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation.

How it works: Applications for funding are carefully vetted. Members of the Empty Stocking Committee review requests and meet with each qualifying applicant to examine records of outstanding bills or other needs, and to verify the applicant’s income. If a request is approved, the committee sends a check directly to the service supplier. The cap for most requests is $1,000.

2020 goal: $275,000.

This holiday charity project of The New Mexican, which began in 1981, is jointly administered by the Santa Fe Community Foundation, Enterprise Bank and Trust, the Salvation Army, Presbyterian Medical Services, The Life Link, Habitat for Humanity, Esperanza Shelter, the Housing Trust and two private individuals.

To donate: Make your tax-deductible donation online at or mail a check to The New Mexican’s Empty Stocking Fund c/o the Santa Fe Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1827, Santa Fe, NM 87504-1827. Donors can choose to remain anonymous.

To provide a service such as roofing or home repairs, contact Habitat for Humanity at To contribute food, clothing, toys, housewares, furniture, firewood, or other items or services, call the Salvation Army at 505-988-8054.

Jane Phillips-Conroy and Helen Cohn Charitable Fund: $500

Diane and Roger Joyce: $150

Norm and Mary Kaczmarek: $200

Helen Kain: $300

Charlene and Sanford Kanter: $75

Anne and Mark Keller: $500

Doris and Richard Kessler: $250

Phil and Judy Laughlin: $100

M. Diane Le Zotte: $50

Jim and Cathy Leonard: $100

James and Louise Leopold: $100

Nance and Ramon Jose Lopez: $5,000

Nathalie Love: $200

Diana MacArthur: $500

Mares Realty: $100

Mary Anne and Bruce Larsen Fund: $1,000

John and Kathleen McCarthy: $200

George and Tiia McLaughlin: $400

Marsha and James Meehan, Meehan Family Fund: $300

Sarah Michaud: $50

Cathy and Scott Miller: $250

Cissy Moore: $100

Dan and Judy Muenzberg: $50

Nancy Ann Mellen Foundation: $1,800

Total: $12,275

Cumulative total: $80,791.36

Published at Sun, 29 Nov 2020 00:39:29 +0000

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Written by Riel Roussopoulos


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