The Empty Stocking Fund’s mission is to empower parents and guardians of children living in poverty in the communities we serve by providing them with an opportunity to give their children gifts at Christmas time.
Through relationships with wholesale distributors, the Empty Stocking Fund purchases brand new items in sufficient quantities to offer a variety of age- and gender-appropriate choices. In December, we invite parents and guardians of children from birth to 12 years of age that are qualified to receive certain benefits through the Division of Family and Children Services to visit Santa’s Village and select gifts for their children.
The Empty Stocking Fund only has two full-time employees. Without the generous support of our corporate sponsors and individual donors and volunteers, none of this would be possible. There are several ways to support the Empty Stocking Fund’s fundraising efforts and all donations are tax deductible.