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Donnie Douglas

Position: Editor
E-Mail Address: ddouglas@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 910-416-5649

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There is plenty of good news to share today, which is the last one to contribute to The Empty Stocking Fund.
First off, we now have received at least 120 gifts of at least $50 each so we were able to take full advantage of an offer by an anonymous benefactor who promised to match such pledges up to $6,000. That $6,000 is included in today's total,

Fund hits $35,000 as deadline arrives

There is plenty of good news to share today, which is the last one to contribute to The Empty Stocking Fund. First off, we now have received at least 120 gifts of at least $50 each so we were able to take full advantage of an offer by an anonymous benefactor who promised to match such pledges up to $6,000. That $6,000 is included in today's total,

There are 17 new gifts to The Empty Stocking Fund to report, including a $5,000 gift, all of which push the fund's total past $25,000.
The deadline to contribute to the fund is Friday at 5 p.m., so if you plan to do so, please do so by visiting our office and not by mail. Our office is at 2175 Roberts Ave. in Lumberton.
The largest gift today is

Stocking Fund surges past $25,000 mark

There are 17 new gifts to The Empty Stocking Fund to report, including a $5,000 gift, all of which push the fund's total past $25,000. The deadline to contribute to the fund is Friday at 5 p.m., so if you plan to do so, please do so by visiting our office and not by mail. Our office is at 2175 Roberts Ave. in Lumberton. The largest gift today is

23 gifts push fund past $16,000 mark

That's more like it. On Tuesday, The Empty Stocking Fund enjoyed its busiest day yet, with 23 donations coming in, pushing the fund's total to $16,590 with just today, Thursday and Friday remaining as days to contribute. Donations will be accepted up until 5 p.m. on Friday. The largest gift today is for $300 and comes from Raynham Baptist Church.

Fund nears $15,000; deadline near

With just four more days before the deadline for The Empty Stocking Fund, there are 15 more gifts to report, pushing the fund's total near the $15,000 mark. The largest gift today is for $500, and it comes from Mary Ellen, Kenya and Belinda and is offered in the memory of Christopher K. Smith. We also received a $200 gift from the Pembroke Kiwanis

Stocking Fund nears $13,000 mark

There are 10 new gifts to The Empty Stocking Fund, including seven of at least $50, meaning each of them will be matched with another $50 gift. The largest gifts today is for $125 and comes from Robb Hughes, and there are four gifts for $100 each, pushing the fund's total to $12,285 with the Dec. 19 deadline to contribute just six days. There have

There are 11 new gifts to The Empty Stocking Fund, including 10 of at least $50, meaning each of them will be matched with another $50 gift.
The largest gift today, which is for $500, comes from Leroy and Betty Rising and is offered in honor of their grandson, Will Wilson. Mr. Rising can be seen presenting the check to Rodd Baxley, a staff reporte

Fund climbs past $12,000 mark

There are 11 new gifts to The Empty Stocking Fund, including 10 of at least $50, meaning each of them will be matched with another $50 gift. The largest gift today, which is for $500, comes from Leroy and Betty Rising and is offered in honor of their grandson, Will Wilson. Mr. Rising can be seen presenting the check to Rodd Baxley, a staff reporte

It was a good day for children who are depending on The Empty Stocking Fund for their Christmas, with three large contributions coming in.
They are a $750 gift from the Robeson-Lumberton Kiwanis Club and a total of $1,500 in two gifts in honor of Pam, John and Bunky Rancke. All six of today's gifts are for $50 or more meaning each will be matched

Kiwanians make $750 gift to fund

It was a good day for children who are depending on The Empty Stocking Fund for their Christmas, with three large contributions coming in. They are a $750 gift from the Robeson-Lumberton Kiwanis Club and a total of $1,500 in two gifts in honor of Pam, John and Bunky Rancke. All six of today's gifts are for $50 or more meaning each will be matched

There are six more contributions to The Empty Stocking Fund today, including five that will each be matched with a $50 gift from an anonymous benefactor.
The largest give today comes from the Lumberton Rotary Club and is for $500, which will check 10 needy children off of Santa's list. There is a photograph of club President Linda Branch presentin

Rotary Club checks 10 children off list

There are six more contributions to The Empty Stocking Fund today, including five that will each be matched with a $50 gift from an anonymous benefactor. The largest give today comes from the Lumberton Rotary Club and is for $500, which will check 10 needy children off of Santa's list. There is a photograph of club President Linda Branch presentin

Empty Stocking nears $7,000 mark

There are seven new donations to The Empty Stocking Fund today, pushing its total to $6,745. Six of the donations, because they are at least $50, will be matched with a $50 donation from an anonymous benefactor. The benefactor will match up to 120 donations that are for at least $50 each. The largest gift today come from First Baptist Church Nort

Empty Stocking begins on Thursday

LUMBERTON — More than 900 families are relying on the generosity of Robeson County residents, businesses and nonprofits to make sure their children have gifts waiting under the tree on Christmas morning. The Department of Social Services recently handled 935 applications from families to provide needy children with Christmas presents through





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