Empty Stocking Fund, Dec. 20, 2020

Empty Stocking Fund, Dec. 20, 2020

Who you’ve helped this year: A woman fled an abusive relationship in Montana and settled in Santa Fe. She had to throw out her couch and most of her clothes because of a bedbug infestation. The Empty Stocking Fund helped her buy household goods and paid her rent.  

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: $740

Anonymous, in memory of Edmund Alarid: $100

Mark and Christine Hickman: $200

Chuck Noble and Kate James: $100

Jacinta and Phillip Kehoe, in memory of Raymond Daniel Richardson-Hart: $250

Diane Lotti: $500

Evan Mackinder, in honor of Santa Fe: $50

Ed and Jayne Nordstrom: $100

Carlos and Janet Ortiz, in honor of Deana Ortiz and Colleen LaPorte: $500

Karl and Lisa Ray: $100

Billie Blair and Gene Weisfeld: $150

Total: $2,790

Cumulative total: $193,467.46

Published at Sun, 20 Dec 2020 02:00:00 +0000

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Written by Riel Roussopoulos


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