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Empty Stocking Fund Charity Profile
The Empty Stocking Fundís mission is to empower parents andguardians of children living at or below the poverty level in the communities we serve by providing them with an opportunity to give their children gifts at Christmas time.The Empty Stocking Fund has been bringing holiday cheer to metro Atlantaís underprivileged children since 1927. Each year the generous contributions received from thousands of Atlantans along with local businesses and foundations enable us to provide gift packages to tens of thousands of children living in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties.
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 13 years of age that are qualified to receive certain benefits through the Department of Family and Children Services to visit Santaís 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 Fundís fundraising efforts and all donations are tax deductible