Empty Stocking Project
The Empty Stocking Project is the largest and most widely recognized project of the Saratoga County Children’s Committee. There are hundreds of children living within Saratoga County who are low income. Our mission is to embody the holiday spirit by giving these families a Christmas and holiday season they may otherwise not have. Each year we are able to provide almost 900 children living in Saratoga County with a wonderful holiday.
The project begins early in September, when agencies and schools identify children who are in need. Those agencies contact the Saratoga County Children’s Committee, and the Committee matches sponsors with children. Generous and loyal individuals, corporate and community “friends” sponsor area children by fulfilling a child’s holiday wish list.
A holiday wish list may include new clothes, toys, games, or other items the child wants. Without the generous support of people who sponsor a child, the Empty Stocking Project would not be possible. Individuals, families, civic groups, and businesses assist us each year. These friends are the heart of the Empty Stocking Project and the reason it is successful every year.
Please consider making the holiday season memorable for a child by filling their holiday wish list. Click here to find out more information about sponsoring a child.