Empty Stocking Fund, Dec. 18, 2020

Empty Stocking Fund, Dec. 18, 2020

The New Mexican

Who you’ve helped this year: An Española woman was struggling financially after her dog became sick. After paying the veterinarian, she fell behind on other bills. The Empty Stocking Fund helped pay her rent and provided her with wood pellets to heat her home during the winter.

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 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 To contribute food, clothing, toys, furniture, or other items or services, call the Salvation Army at 505-988-8054.

Anonymous: $585

Anonymous, in memory of Tom and Helen Kahl: $50

Patricia Berssenbrugge: $75

Mark and Caron Jacobs: $100

Fred and Nancy Lutgens: $500

Jim and Lori Winter: $100

Total: $1,410

Cumulative total: $183,697.67

Published at Fri, 18 Dec 2020 01:03:34 +0000

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Written by Riel Roussopoulos


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