The Empty Stocking Fund (ESF) brings joy to the lives of disadvantaged children by providing toys and gifts during the holiday season and other core essential supplies throughout the year to support positive social and emotional development and academic success. Through relationships with wholesale distributors and in-kind donations from trusted corporations, the Empty Stocking Fund acquires brand new items in sufficient quantities to offer a variety of age- and gender-appropriate holiday gift choices and core school supplies.
Each December, we invite parents and guardians of children (birth to 12 years old) that qualify for benefits through the state of Georgia to shop for gifts for their children.
Throughout the school year, we provide school supplies to teachers and students of local Title 1 schools (schools with 80% or more of their students receiving free or reduced meals). We also offer personal care essentials to the students that we serve.