Empty Stocking Fund seeks holiday donations for families in need

Empty Stocking Fund

Empty Stocking Fund

The Empty Stocking Fund is seeking donations for the Salvation Army this Christmas season. The fund, which has been part of the Sun Journal for more than 50 years, raises a substantial amount of money for the Salvation Army for families in need during the holidays.

Donations can be made at the Salvation Army’s main office at 1402 Rhem Ave. in New Bern from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

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Checks made out to the Empty Stocking Fund can be mailed to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box Drawer E, New Bern, NC, 28563.

Featured Family

A young mom with two young children and awaiting the birth of a new baby in 2022 was diagnosed with COVID. She was excited when the doctor cleared her after three weeks to return to work. Sadly, on her first day back, she was rushed to the emergency room and told she had lost her baby. We can help bring joy to this mom when she receives the gifts for her children because of donors like you.

Donations To Date

Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Anonymous – $5,000

Andrew Davidson MD – $500

Anonymous – $20

Jerry Mella-$200.00


Karl Mielenhausen-$100

Linda Taylor-$100

In Memory of Ed-$500

Dana Clay-$50

P.A Miller-$500

Thomas Blickensderfer-50$


Leann Fordyce-$1,000




In Memory of Dave Rohrbach-$100

Marshall Falkenberg-$75

Bern Bear Gifts-$100

Millard Godwin-$50





Delta Sigma Theta New Bern Chapter-$100

Kathleen Klecker-$100

Robert and Suzanne Kayla-$150

Becky and Dennis West-$100

In Memory of Jack Huddle-$500

Grand Total To Date-$13,277

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