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Empty Stocking Fund

The Charlotte Observer helps raise money for The Salvation Army to give gifts and necessities to those in need.

The Charlotte Observer has sponsored the Empty Stocking Fund since about 1920. All money contributed goes to The Salvation Army’s Christmas Center, which buys toys, food, clothing and gift cards for families.

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Observer readers pitch in again for Empty Stocking Fund to help Christmas program

Joe Marusak
The Charlotte Observer

Thousands of Charlotte-area children will receive gifts of clothes and toys under the Christmas tree again this year, thanks to contributors to The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte’s annual Angel Tree program.

In cases where donors don’t step up, Charlotte Observer readers cover the expense by giving to the Empty Stocking Fund, which the Observer has sponsored since about 1920.

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‘Praying for a good Christmas’: Angel Tree program helps mom raising daughter, grandkids

Catherine Muccigrosso
The Charlotte Observer

Brandy Winston wants to give her teen daughter and two young grandchildren a happy Christmas in Charlotte. But she needs help.

The 40-year-old single mother known as “Ms. B” has two daughters. She’s also the guardian of her two grandchildren.

Three years ago, Winston said her eldest daughter Angel was shot by her then-husband just days before Thanksgiving at their home in Virginia. Angel was four months pregnant with her second child.

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