The Fannin County Empty Stocking Program, Inc.

how can you help?


There are three different ways you can help The Fannin County Empty Stocking Program. First, we need volunteers.  You can help by either becoming a member of the board of directors, by volunteering at the thrift store, or by helping the Board of Directors with shopping in late October thru mid November.   

Secondly, we ask you to support us at our fundraising events and at our thrift store.   Also, check our Facebook page frequently as we are sharing information there on a daily basis.  

Finally, it takes funds in order to achieve our goal.  All donations to The Fannin County Empty Stocking Program, Inc. are tax deductible because of our 501(c)3 non-profit organization status. Your donation will be spent on Fannin County children.  Every penny does count. If you would like to make a donation, you can donate here on our website by clicking on the donate page. You can also mail us your donation to: 

The Fannin County Empty Stocking Program, Inc. 
P.O. Box 2563 
Blue Ridge, Georgia  30513  

who we are


The Fannin County Empty Stocking Program, Inc. was founded in 1996.  The organization is an all-volunteer board of directors that assists the less fortunate children of Fannin County year-round and especially at Christmas. 

​​This process is a year-long endeavor which begins by overseeing all fundraising, operation our own thrift store, the application process for families in need, shopping for the children's requests, and the distribution of these items to the children/families before Christmas.  

  • Denise Place - President
  • Gary Stanley - 1st ViCe president 
  • Robert Buchanan - 2nd vice president
  • betty jo stanley - secretary
  • Kevin Cochran - Treasurer
  • Butch anderson
  • karen anderson
  • Janice Brown
  • Barrett Creech
  • Evon Creech
  • ​tommy dowdy
  • kay seabolt
  • larry seabolt
  • ​geraldine shuler
  • Jarrod Stanley
  • ​Jessie stanley
  • rosemary warren

2017 Board of Directors

Imagine. You Can Make Wishes Come True

what we do


The Fannin County Empty Stocking Program, Inc. provides Christmas to the underprivileged children of Fannin County.  We provide a winter coat, two outfits of clothing, a package of socks, a pair of shoes, a package of underwear and at least three "wish list" items to every child.  In 2016 we provided Christmas to 518 Fannin County children, spending approximately $58,000. Over the last 3 years, we have provided Christmas to over 1,600 Fannin County children.  

We also award scholarships to Fannin County High School seniors each year.  Since 2015, we have awarded  $5,500 in scholarships to graduating seniors. Throughout the year we assist other needs of Fannin County children including providing school supplies to Fannin County schools, assisting in case of house fires, and other situations.