Empty Stocking Fund Underway In Harlan County

In Harlan County, The Empty Stocking Fund is gearing up to help those in need.”They’ve always found a way to provide for families in need during the Christmas and Thanksgiving holiday,” said Janette Yaden, a friend of the Muggins’ family.The Empty Stocking Fund was started back in 1980 by James “Muggins” Bennett. The idea first came when coal miners were laid off in Harlan and families were in need during the holiday season.This will be the 39th year for the charity which has grown from feeding and providing gifts for 50 families to now more than 500. Local organizations such as Heritage Ministries have always been involved but this year a new duo joined in, the ‘Church Ladies’. Donations are still being collected in Harlan.

Source: MG News

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