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Posted: Friday, December 6, 2019 3:00 pm

The 25th year of the Empty Stocking Fund ends soon and has a goal of $100,000 but won’t meet that goal without your help.

Funds stay in Ector County and help needy families like that of Joseph, not his real name, who needs help for a merry Christmas for his two children as their mother just left the family and now he has to pay for childcare.

This family can be helped through the Empty Stocking Fund, an annual fundraising effort by the Odessa American and The Salvation Army. Empty Stocking Funds go for a good holiday meal and small gifts under the tree. Donations to the Empty Stocking Fund may be mailed or delivered to the Salvation Army Community Center, 810 E. 11th St., or the Odessa American, 700 N. Grant, Suite 800. ZIP codes for both are 79761. Call the Salvation Army at 332-0738.

The Empty Stocking Fund was created by the Odessa American in 1995 and has raised more than $1.9 million. Donate online.

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