Empty Stocking Fund, Dec. 1, 2020

Empty Stocking Fund, Dec. 1, 2020

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 must 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 tax-deductible donations 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 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.

Christine and R.G. Russell: $150

Gregory & Laurie Baker, Anna Vanderlaan, Peyton & James Auerbach, Linda & Jeromuir Trujillo, Gary Dellapa & Juliana Walsh, Charlotte Wright, Ann MacVicar, Robert Harris & MaryJo Lane, and NCP Love: $218.50

Tony and Sarah Sawtell: $100

Karen Schmidt: $250

Marguerite and Jack Seigel: $200

Seventh Ray Skin Care: $100

William Siegal: $500

Ken and Martha Simonsen: $100

Mary Singleton, in memory of Judith Hert: $100

Peter and Denise Sisler: $100

Daniel Smith: $300

Jean H. Smith, in memory of Charles Batts: $100

Sandra Sparks: $500

Jo Speer: $100

Thomas and Hendrika Spier: $250

Joyce and Maria Spray: $50

Eila Stevens: $200

Debbie and Bob Stone: $500

Michael and Martina Sullivan: $200

Kimberley Sweet: $100

Total: $4,118.50

Cumulative total: $93,299.83

Published at Tue, 01 Dec 2020 02:46:05 +0000

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Written by Riel Roussopoulos


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