Ways to Help
Think your donation doesn’t make a difference? Think again! If every individual donor increased their annual gift by a mere 10%, that would be nearly $90,000 – enough to provide gift packages to 4,500 children living in poverty!
Donate as an Individual
The Empty Stocking Fund is truly a grassroots organization that relies heavily on the support of the community. In fact, individuals are responsible for nearly 80 percent of our annual donations (most Sponsor-A-Child campaign donations come from individuals). This strong and diversified support from the community is one of the many reasons The Empty Stocking Fund has become a local institution.
Give Corporate or Foundation Gifts
Each year, dozens of businesses and foundations ranging from Atlanta-based global companies to smaller local firms and family foundations support The Empty Stocking Fund in the most important way possible: by making financial contributions. We rely on corporations and foundations for nearly 20 percent of our annual donations. In addition to the pride your stakeholders will take in being part of an organization that supports their community, we offer various benefits of sponsorship including promotional/visibility opportunities and highly sought-after teambuilding volunteer opportunities.
Lead a Sponsor-A-Child Campaign
Sponsor-A-Child campaigns offer your network (employees, vendors, friends, family, neighbors, etc.) an easy way to make a big difference. As well as helping build awareness about our cause in the community, these campaigns are the source of more than 10 percent of our annual donations. For about the cost of lunch, an individual can pass the spirit of the holidays along to a child. Campaign coordinators act as the liaison between The Empty Stocking Fund and their organization. We provide everything needed to lead a successful campaign – all campaign coordinators have to do is encourage participation and accept donations.
Volunteer at Santa’s Village
Each year The Empty Stocking Fund enlists the support of hundreds of volunteers to staff our gift distribution center. From helping parents choose gifts for their children, to delivering orders and maintaining inventory counts, there are a number of essential and rewarding jobs in the Village. Many of our corporate sponsors have leveraged this opportunity as an alternative to traditional social holiday gatherings. And anyone who has ever spent a few hours with us will tell you that volunteering at Santa’s Village is one of the most satisfying experiences of the holiday season!