Empty Stocking Fund, Dec. 7, 2020
Who you’ve helped this year: A single mother in Santa Fe fell behind on her bills after her job was eliminated because of the coronavirus pandemic. “I take pride in working hard for the things I have and am desperate to regain my grounding,” she wrote in applying for assistance. The Empty Stocking Fund helped her catch up on her gas, internet, electric and insurance bills.
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 began in 1981 and 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 santafenewmexican.com/empty_stocking 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 email@example.com. To contribute food, clothing, toys, housewares, furniture, firewood, or other items or services, call the Salvation Army at 505-988-8054.
Anonymous, in memory of Lee Cartwright: $100
Dana and Gail Atkins: $500
Stephen Auger: $250
M M Brandes: $50
College Church of Christ: $1,000
Deborah and David Holloway: $1,250
Christa and Rich Irell: $250
Daisy Levine: $50
Clayton Lobaugh: $100
Kelly Huddleston and Alex Malin, in memory of Sanda Glen: $100
Chris and Celina Meyer: $200
Karan and Bob Novak: $250
Cumulative total: $114,407.67
Published at Mon, 07 Dec 2020 02:00:00 +0000