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Empty Stocking Fund donations continue
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The Exchange Club of Effingham’s Empty Stocking Fund campaign is continuing.

“Everyday living can be enough to deal with in the economic times we are experiencing, but during Christmas it becomes more difficult,” said Reggie Loper, Effingham Exchange Club Empty Stocking Fund chairman. “It is hard to explain to a child why that special gift they have dreamed of all year was not waiting for them Christmas morning. To a family it may be that wonderful smell coming from the kitchen promising that a delicious and filling meal will be enjoyed this Christmas day. Whatever the reason, at this time of year when we celebrate the birth of the One that gave so much, we should be generous with our treasures. Open your hearts, and your wallets, for those having it a little harder.”

Anyone wishing to donate to the Empty Stocking Fund may make a contribution at any BB&T Bank and Renasant Bank in Effingham County. The Exchange Club is a 501c3 organization.

“Families needing help from this program should make application at the Effingham County Department of Family and Children Services,” Loper said. “Families who are not clients of DFACS but are in need of help may participate in this program. DFACS issues vouchers to participating individuals which are redeemed at local businesses designated on the vouchers as vendors These vendors accept the vouchers for toys, food, clothing and medicine only.”

Effingham Dental Associates $50

Rincon Chevrolet $200

Thomas C. Strickland Funeral Home $450

Anonymous $150

Mary Jane Brinson-Rincon Merle Norman $50

Jane Hughes-International Mortgage $100

Reggie and Joann Rahn $250

Dr. Marc Schnobrich-Rincon Chiropractic $200

Billy Rountree $50

New Life Flowers and Gifts $100

Brad and Stephanie Long $100

Donnie Rahn $100

Warren Ratchford $100

Rick and Debbie Rafter $100

St. Boniface CCW $100

Troy Allen $100

The Vintage Nests $10

Craig Johnson-Johnson’s Refrigeration $100

Reggie and Sherry Loper $100