2 gifts bring the total empty inventory to $ 3,950
LUMBERTON – Only two gifts have been given to the Empty Stocking Fund since The Robesonian started reporting on Wednesday, but both were generous.
Special thanks to Mayor Bruce Davis and Lumberton City Council members Owen Thomas, Karen Higley, Eric Chavis, Melissa Robinson, Leroy Rising and John Carroll who donated $ 1,650.
JWand Resa Hammonds, of Hammonds Development, was the other donor, donating a generous $ 500, while challenging other business owners to donate.
There is still some way to go before hitting the $ 87,503 mark by the December 22 deadline. The amount is the record set in 2018. Last year’s fund raised $ 79,946.75, the third highest total on record.
The funds raised will allow needy families to buy gifts for the children this Christmas. An eligible child will receive a $ 50 voucher on a first come, first served basis while funds are used up. These vouchers can be redeemed at the Roses store in Lumberton or at the Roses Express in Fairmont.
Donations should be made at The Robesonian offices at 2175 Roberts Ave., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
Mail-in donations should be addressed to The Robesonian, c / o The Empty Stocking Fund, 2175 Roberts Ave., Lumberton, NC, 28358.
To donate over the phone with a credit card, call either Autumn Jacobs at 910-816-1980 or Clarissa Jackson at 910-416-5235. Donations can also be made online at lumberriveruw.org/esfrobco.
If the gift is in honor or in memory of someone, please provide this information and it will be included. The Robesonian will publish photographs that will accompany donations of $ 500 or more if this request is made.
The deadline to donate is December 22. Donors will receive a cash receipt for the current tax year. All donations will go to the Robeson County Social Services Department.
Previous total ……… $ 1,800.00
10. Hammonds Development… .. $ 500
11. Mayor Bruce Davis and members of Lumberton City Council Owen Thomas, Karen Higley, Eric Chavis, Melissa Robinson, Leroy Rising and John Carroll …… $ 1,650
New total …………………. $ 3,950