Valdosta Daily Times

December 26, 2012

What We Think: Empty Stocking Fund

The Valdosta Daily Times

- — The outpouring of support for the Empty Stocking Fund this year is tremendous, as so far, the community has contributed nearly $30,000 to the charitable cause.

With our partners at Guardian Bank, the fund originated more than 40 years ago and has continued as a strong tradition each Christmas season. The money from the fund goes directly to the Salvation Army for the purchase of toys for children every year. The money raised this year will be used for Christmas 2013, and it’s gratifying to know that so many children will have a wonderful holiday next year because of your generosity.

Valdosta is a wonderful community with a loving, giving spirit and the Empty Stocking Fund is just one of many ways that this spirit shines during the holiday season.

May all who have contributed be blessed through your generosity, and may those who will benefit be thankful for your blessings. Merry Christmas.

To donate to the Empty Stocking Fund, send contributions to: Empty Stocking Fund, c/o Margie Blanton, Guardian Bank, P.O. Box 3340, Valdosta, Ga. 31604.