The Fannin County Empty Stocking Program, Inc.

P.O. Box 2563 - 4149 East First Street - Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513

Telephone: (706) 632-9262

Donations Since January 1, 2014

Since January 1, 2014 The Fannin County Empty Stocking Program, Inc. has been able to donate these amounts to benefit the children of Fannin County. We are fortunate to live in a community that supports our organization and believes in what we do.

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OUR MISSION

The Fannin County Empty Stocking Program, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose goal is to assist the children of Fannin County throughout the year, especially at Christmas.

GET INVOLVED

The Fannin County Empty Stocking Program, Inc. operates on monetary donations and proceeds from our thrift store. We also have a need for volunteers at the thrift store. If you are interested in volunteering please email us.

CONTACT US

The Fannin County Empty Stocking Program, Inc. Board of Directors are all volunteers. The best way to contact the Board of Directors is by email. Please click here to email us. We try our best to respond to all emails within 24 hours.

DONATE TO US

To donate securely through PayPal to The Fannin County Empty Stocking Program, Inc, please click here. We are a 501(c)3 organization.

CHRISTMAS ASSISTANCE

The 2023 Christmas Assistance Application process will be held on Monday, November 20, 2023 and Tuesday, November 21, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the FCESP Thrift Store. Applicants must apply in person at the times listed above. Please note the required documentation for 2023. The following documentation must be present when applying:


1 - Parent/guardian’s driver’s license or photo ID

2 - Parent/guardian’s 2022 tax return or a form of paperwork showing legal guardianship (birth certificate)

3 - Proof of physical residence in Fannin County

4 - Child(ren)’s birth certificate or child(ren’s) social security card

5 - Name of school/daycare each child attends (if applicable)

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About Us

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

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 toys/wish list items to every child. Since 2014 we have provided Christmas to over 4,300 Fannin County children. ​​​

The organization also awards The Fannin County Empty Stocking Program, Inc. Wishes Come True Scholarships to seniors at Fannin County High School each year. Of all the donations we give each year, being able to award these scholarships is one of our favorite ways to help the children in our community.

Throughout the year we also assist with other needs of Fannin County children including providing donations to Fannin County schools, community improvement projects and assisting in cases of house fires, parent deaths, medical expenses, and other unforeseen tragedies.

THRIFT STORE

The premiere thrift store in Fannin County
and North Georgia with over 7,000 square
feet of shopping space.


HOURS

Thrift Store Operating Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

LOCATION

Thrift Store Address:

4149 East First Street

Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513

(706) 632-9262

THRIFT STORE DONATIONS

Donations are accepted at The Fannin County Empty Stocking Program, Inc. Thrift Store
during the following times:

Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
We do not accept donations after our normal business hours.

Donations dropped off after hours and on Sunday or Monday are often stolen or damaged
by the weather or people rummaging through the donations. For the benefit of the organization,
we ask you to please drop donations off during normal business hours.

Items we do not accept as donations:
-Mattresses/box springs
-Furniture
-Non flat-screen TVs
-Inkjet printers/fax machines
-Computers/tablets/cell phones
-Baby beds/playpens/cribs/car seats
-Tires
-Paint/Stains
-Propane tanks
-Ceiling fans