Empty Stocking Fund, Jan 8, 2023

Jan. 8—The Empty Stocking Fund is a 41-year project of The New Mexican. Each year, hundreds of people receive aid from the fund during the holiday season to help cover rent payments, medical bills, utility costs, car repairs, home improvements and other needs.

Who it helps: Applicants, who must live within 50 miles of Santa Fe and must provide documents that provide proof of their identity, are considered without regard to race, age, ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation. Applications are now closed.

How it works: Applications for funding are carefully vetted. Members of the Empty Stocking Committee review requests, meet with each qualifying applicant to examine records of outstanding bills or other needs and verify the applicant’s income. If a request is approved, the committee sends a check directly to the service supplier. Requests can be as much as $ 2,500 per household depending on the need.

2022 goal: $375,000

This holiday charity project, which began in 1981, is jointly administered by the Santa Fe Community Foundation, Enterprise Bank and Trust, the Salvation Army, Presbyterian Medical Services, The Life Link, Habitat for Humanity, Esperanza Shelter, Youth Shelters and Family Services, Gerard’s House and a private individual.

As of Jan. 6, the fund had already paid out more than $220,000 for this year’s applicants.

To donate: Make your tax-deductible donation online by visiting santafenewmexican.com/empty_stocking or mail a check to The New Mexican’s Empty Stocking Fund c/o The Santa Fe Community Foundation, PO Box 1827, Santa Fe, NM, 87504-1827. Cash and coin donations are always welcome. Those can be dropped off at the offices of the newspaper at 150 Washington Ave. Donors can request to remain anonymous.

If you can provide a service such as roofing or home repairs, contact Habitat for Humanity at [email protected]. If you can contribute food, clothing, toys, housewares, furniture, firewood or other items or services, call the Salvation Army at 505-988-8054.


Anonymous: $200

Anonymous: $100

Anonymous: $150

Anonymous: $250

Anonymous: $500

Anonymous: $1,000

Anonymous: $102.56

Anonymous: $250

Anonymous: $153.68

Anonymous: $694.30

Anonymous: $102.56

Anonymous: $100

Anonymous, in memory of Cristina Esqueda de Ruiz: $255.93

Anonymous, in memory of Bea Romero: $100

Anonymous, in honor of the Zavoyna Family: $100

Bad Girls Book Club, in memory of Helen Cerletti: $800

Sarah E. Bennett: $200

Steven Berkshire and Eileen Swinehart: $25.91

Barbara Klein and CB Bowlds: $204.81

M. Brandes: $100

Roberta Farb Colton: $250

Lynn Daniel, in memory of Torrey Pines, beloved schnauzer: $100

Miles and Susan Davis: $61.66

Lori Diehl, in memory of Ron Diehl: $207.25

Tim and Keri Goorley: $511.55

Gretchen, Brian, Nicholas and Brigit Johnson, in memory of Christopher Legits: $110.74

John and Oneida Gummersall: $200

Karin Hall, in memory of Porter Dillon: $150

Pecos Hansen: $102.56

Bradford Hanson: $100

David and Barbara Hope: $100

Margaret Hartman and Robert Zahary: $300

Don and Wendy Hassemer: $100

Steve Herrera: $100

Margie A. Hicks, The Skyline Salon LLC: $200

John Kennedy: $200

The Keshi Foundation Inc.: $200

Richard and Doris Kessler: $259.07

James and Sudye Kirkpatrick: $500

Shirley and Mike Knarr: $100

Jim Koster and Mary Peterson: $1,500

Cumulative total: $315,025.67