I was a single mother of three children fleeing domestic violence. My spirits were down and I was so focused on rebuilding that I didn’t care about Christmas until I met with my social worker and she referred me to The Empty Stocking Fund. It relieved so much stress and made my kids so happy!”
"ESF helps me put a smile on my kid’s face!”
I am a single parent of two boys. I work at a daycare making $9.50/hr. I have rent to pay, water, lights, phone, and a car note. I wasn't able to save anything. Santa’s Village was and still is important to me, because it gives my kids a sense of hope and the assurance that Santa hasn’t forgotten about them.”
"I’m a single mom of four with two jobs. Without ESF my kids would not have gotten any gifts.”
“ESF has been here every single year for my grandkids, and I appreciate them so very much because sometimes it was all that they got.”
“The experience far exceeded my expectations. The staff was friendly and extremely helpful, and everyone made me feel welcome. The selection was of excellent quality and was given in generous proportion. Thank you for helping my family during such a hard time."
PROOF OF BENEFITS
Please see the below list of acceptable forms of proof of benefits.
Proof of Benefits MUST:
• Be uploaded as a PDF document. Login to Gateway or contact a case worker to obtain a PDF copy.
• Show CURRENT coverage
• Include the child’s name AND the parent/guardian name and those names must match the names submitted via the registration form.