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Empty Stocking Fund, Dec. 13, 2020

Empty Stocking Fund, Dec. 13, 2020

Who you’ve helped this year: Car repairs caused a 50-year-old Española woman to fall behind on rent. The Empty Stocking Fund helped her pay her rent and electric bill.

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 may choose to remain anonymous.

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

Anonymous: $900

Patricia Assimakis: $100

Lars and Lynn Balck: $500

Hannah and David Burling: $250

Sidney Coates: $100

Dede Collins and Dennis Cooper: $500

Paula and Neal Devitt: $200

Georgia and Jud Fischel: $100

Gabriela Gomez: $5

Elizabeth and Ned Harris: $1,000

Tom and Rose Himrod, in memory of Bob and Jane Himrod: $200

Jack Kinzie, in honor of Karin Kinzie: $500

Nancy Mammel: $5,000

Tim and Ann Maxwell: $100

Laura and Andrew Montoya: $200

Jim Porter: $500

Eileen Gill and Kevin Pruitt: $250

Lois and Bud Redding: $250

Tom and Barbara Thomas: $100

Total: $10,755

Cumulative total: $163,767.67

Published at Sun, 13 Dec 2020 02:31:57 +0000

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Written by Riel Roussopoulos

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