Now that’s more like it.
Five new donations came into The Empty Stocking Fund on Friday, adding $550 to the total, enough to pay for Christmas for 11 needy children in Robeson County.
The largest gift, for $250, was made in honor of of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Price and Mr. and Mrs. Finley Read.
We encourage churches, schools, businesses and civic groups to pass the hat and raise money to benefit the fund. Remember, with donations of $500 or more, The Robesonian will publish a photograph if that is requested. We can take the photograph or you can provide one.
The fund has now reached $2,322 — enough to provide Christmas for 46 children, but there are 1,781 children in Robeson County who are counting on you.
Donations can be made in person at our office at 2175 N. Roberts Ave. or mailed to us at P.O Box 1028, Lumberton, N.C., 28359. Just make the check payable to The Empty Stocking Fund.
Each day The Robesonian will list the money donated and the contributors. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can do so by being listed as “A friend” or “Anonymous.” Donations can also be made in honor or memory of loved ones.
Previous total ……. $1,797
9. In honor of Dr. David Elks, and the Revs. Tim Little, Doug Reedy and Erin Collier at First Baptist Church of Lumberton, given by Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Townsend ……$100.00
10. Anonymous …….$25.00
11. The Progressive Garden Club …..$100.00
12. In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Price and Mr. and Mrs. Finley Read …..$250.00
13. In Memory of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dial …..$50.00
New total … $2,322.00