Empty Stockings Drive 2020

Feel the Candlenights Creep! This website exists to connect all you wonderful 'binos with those requiring some Candlenights cheer in the McElroy hometown of Huntington, WV. Check out the about page to learn more, and if you have any questions, email us at help@mbmbamangels.com.

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No matter what your financial situation or ability to ship to Huntington, there are lots of things you can do in your own community to make Candlenights shine! You can also donate money via PayPal to donate@mbmbamangels.com.

  • There are people in nursing homes who will probably not hear from anyone during the holidays. Call the nursing home of your choice and see if there are any ideas to brighten someone’s holiday.
  • The world seems to be full of pups and kittens, dogs and cats, who are living in shelters, hoping to be adopted. If you cannot take a pet into your home, perhaps you could make a donation to the shelter or rescue group of your choice. Tails will wag; purring will be heard.
  • Everyone knows a grumpy old (or not so old) person that is usually avoided. Consider doing something thoughtful on the outside chance that you could make that person smile.
  • Feed the birds, and pick up some trash. Smile at someone. It’s our world, and we can make it better.

Fill an Empty Stocking

If you would like to fill a stocking, please select "I'll help!" from the list below.

Unclaimed Stockings

Jessica

Jessica plays games and works on crafts to keep her mind off of being away from her family over the holiday season. Word searches, puzzles and craft supplies would be very helpful in keeping her distracted from the negatives. Will you make Jessica's Christmas brighter?

Wendy

Things are finally looking up for Wendy who has recently moved into her own apartment just in time for the holiday season. Items such as bake ware, a coffee pot, and silverware would make this new place feel like a home.

James and Natalie

James and Natalie are a married couple living in their own apartment. Both are legally blind so they need clothing items such as pullover shirts, and pants with an elastic waist so they don't have to deal with buttons or zippers. James prefers to have sweatpants that have pockets in them and Natalie also needs socks and underwear. James is a size XL in men's and Natalie wears size XL in women's.

Evelyn

Evelyn has severe arthritis in her hands and finds it difficult to use a regular mop. She's on a fixed income and lives on her own. She would very much appreciate a Swiffer Jet Mop which will be much easier on her hands.

Timmy and his Mom

Little Timmy's mom has been out of work due to a recent surgery and has been unable to afford the furnace repair that they need to heat their home this winter. Electric heaters and winter clothes to keep him warm would help Timmy so very much. He wears a size 6/7 in little boys and a size 11 in kid's shoes, will you help Timmy stay warm this holiday season?

Ebony

Ebony is working hard on her recovery from addiction at HER Place. She does a lot of walking as she does not have a car and can't always afford to take the bus. Ebony would really appreciate a warm hat, a winter coat size L, and some gloves to keep her warm this winter.

Audra

Audra has recently obtained employment in an office setting for the first time in her life. She's very excited, however she doesn't have a lot of clothing that is appropriate for work. A gift of dress shirts and sweaters size 2X would not only make her Christmas bright but help her all year long.

Mrs. K

Mrs. K, an elderly woman living on her own, is very lonely. She hasn't been able to have visitors this year due to the ongoing pandemic. Crossword puzzles, puzzle books, and puzzles would keep her mind busy and brighten her holiday!

Jean

Jean has been stuck inside because of the ongoing pandemic. She can't have visitors right now and would love some adult coloring books and puzzles to keep herself busy while she stays in to keep safe and healthy.

Jackie and her boys

Jackie is an Airforce veteran and single mother of two little boys ages 4 and 6. She's getting a home very soon and the family could really use sheets, pillows and blankets for a queen size bed that will be going in the boy's room and a king size bed would go a long way to make their new home complete.

Lily and her Mom

A single mother has overcome many obstacles in her life, including recently escaping an abusive situation to keep herself and her daughter, Lily, safe. While her mom works hard to meet her needs Lily is still in need of certain things such as warm winter clothes size 6/7, shoes size 10c, and bedding for a queen size bed. Lily enjoys unicorns and all things Frozen. Will you help make this little girl's Christmas brighter?

Noel

Noel is working to overcome her addiction through a local recovery program and has asked for only one thing this holiday season. She would love a sheet set and blankets for her twin size bed to keep her warm all winter long. Can you help this woman who tries so hard?

Travis and Shirley

Travis and Shirley have recently transitioned from homelessness and have gotten an apartment in time for the holiday season. They would very much appreciate cookware to prepare their own holiday meal this year. Bath and kitchen towels would also go a long way in helping Travis and Shirley feel at home in their new place.

Tonya and Emily

Tonya and Emily are sisters who are quickly outgrowing the twin size bed they share. There is enough space for bunk beds in their bedroom, do you have an extra set you could spare? Sheet sets and warm blankets would set them up to be warm and rested all year long!

Mary and her children

Mary is a single mother of three children with special needs. She works full time and picks up overtime when available but it's not always enough to make ends meet. The children currently sleep on sheets that are so worn they have holes in them, Mary's main wish for Christmas this year is new bedding for each of her children. Ayden sleeps in a full size bed and loves all things superheroes like his brother, while Sophia still sleeps in a crib and loves Elmo. Can you help this single mother give her kids a gift that will last them all year long?

Zander and Jackson

Zander and Jackson are 21 year old twins who are both legally blind. They live at home with their parents and Jaxon goes to college full time. Zander needs shoes size 11, gloves and a winter coat (XL). Jaxon could really use bus passes to help him get to class. He also needs a backpack, shoes size 12, a winter coat (XL), and gloves to keep him warm on campus.

Tiffany

Tiffany has anxiety from being away from home and some comfort items such as a fleece blanket and a plush pillow would go a long way in making her feel more comfortable. She would also love some fleece pajama bottoms size L and slippers size 8 to 10.

Evan and his wife

Evan and his wife are both Veterans who are excited to be moving into their new home! They would love to prepare themselves a meal this holiday season. Will you help them with some pots and pans, kitchen utensils, dish towels and a microwave so they can prepare meals this holiday season and all year long?

Aeron

Aeron is growing like a weed and has quickly outgrown all of his winter clothes from last year! While his family tries extra hard to provide for him things have been really tight financially as of late. Clothes size 4/5 such as sweaters, long pants, and jeans would really keep him warm in the cold winter temperatures.

Ed

Ed is a veteran and has been staying on the riverbank. With temperatures dropping quickly Ed would really appreciate a tent, sleeping bag, and a warm blanket to curl up in at night.

George

George was homeless before he came to Recovery Point in the hopes of turning his life around and overcoming his addiction. He needs a backpack to carry his books to and from class. Will you help this man who really is trying very hard?

Mrs. A

Mrs. A has no family and limited income. She would love to find ready to heat microwave meals and soups under her Christmas tree this year. If you can help it would surely put a smile on her face!

Alex

Alex has recently obtained employment and has been walking to and from work. Some of his shifts are overnight when the buses don't run, a bike would really go a long way to helping him maintain employment.

Kenny

Kenny is an older gentleman living with mental health issues and is on a fixed income. Because Kenny doesn't drive he has to carry his groceries home from the store. A grocery pull cart would go a long way to make his life easier.

Johnny and Suzie

Four siblings who are legally blind are in need of winter clothing. Joseph is 19 and needs gloves and boots size 11 1/2 for winter. Jordan is 13 and really needs a winter coat (L), pants size 12/13, and shoes size 6. The youngest of the siblings are Tanner and Andrew who both are very much in need of pants, shirts and gloves. Tanner wears a size 14/16 in pants and shirts size large while Andrew wears a youth size XL in shirts and 16/18 in pants.

Mike

Mike is a Navy Veteran who works construction full time. Because of his job he spends his days working outdoors even as the temperatures grow colder. Can you help keep him warm this winter with a coat (L) and boots size 12?

Faith and her grandchildren

Faith got custody of her two granddaughters and one grandson when their mom moved away and left them in her care. While she does her best to provide for the children she is on a fixed income and has been struggling to provide the household with essentials such as deodorant, soap and lotion. Extra towels and wash cloths for the family would be a special gift that will help them all year!

Sara and her family

Sara and her family do not have furniture for their living room and would love somewhere to sit down and spend time as a family. Do you have an extra couch that is in good condition you can spare to help make this families Christmas extra cozy?

Annabeth

Annabeth's one wish for her family of six this holiday season is to have a table so that they can all share a meal together at Christmas. Do you have one you can spare to make this mom's wish of sharing a meal with her family come true?

Lynn

Lynn has been working very hard to overcome her addiction to drugs this year. She loves to keep her place as neat and tidy as possible all year long. Will you help her with a new Swiffer Jet Mop and a broom?

Susan and her daughters

Susan and her three daughters had to flee their home in the middle of the night. The girls were confused and didn't know where they were going and didn't have time to grab most of their clothes. Olivia, the oldest daughter, wears a size medium in juniors clothing while her little sisters both wear a small in juniors. Can you help these girls, who have been through so much, with new clothes for the holiday season?

Jerry

Jerry is working very hard to finish high school and get his diploma. He tries very hard, taking TTA to and from school. Will you help continue his education with a 31 day bus pass?

Patricia and her children

Patricia and her two children are new to the area and looking for a place to call their own. The children are growing fast and need clothes size 14 in boys for Austin and size 4T for Emily. Austin also has severe autism and could use things to keep his mind occupied such as puzzles or activity books.

Joseph, Jordan, Tanner, and Andrew

Four siblings who are legally blind are in need of winter clothing. Joseph is 19 and needs gloves and boots size 11 1/2 for winter. Jordan is 13 and really needs a winter coat (L), pants size 12/13, and shoes size 6. The youngest of the siblings are Tanner and Andrew who both are very much in need of pants, shirts and gloves. Tanner wears a size 14/16 in pants and shirts size large while Andrew wears a youth size XL in shirts and 16/18 in pants.

Kevin

Kevin really misses being at home and is having a hard time adjusting to his new environment. You can help make Kevin's holiday a little more comfortable with a new fleece blanket, a plain hoody and fleece pajama's size large.

Katie

Katie is almost 16 years old and staying at the Ronald McDonald House. Her favorite color is green and she wears a junior size medium. Can you help Katie keep warm during her treatments this holiday season with some new winter clothes a cozy blanket?

Frankie

Frankie is growing fast and doesn't have any winter clothes that fit him. He wears a size 6/7 and could really use long pants and sweaters that will keep him warm as the temperatures begin to drop.

Mrs. C

Mrs. C has always loved her baths, even though she's unable to take them without the assistance of a caregiver now they're still the highlight of her day. You would put a smile on her face this Christmas with something as simple as hygiene items, wash cloths and cozy new bath towels!

STephen

Stephen is staying at the City Mission and has recently found employment. Because he hasn't been able to afford bus passes he has been walking four miles to and from work. A 31 day bus pass is at the top of his Christmas list this year.

Maxine, Jack, and their children

Maxine, her husband Jack and their three children will be housed very soon. A shower curtain, bathroom rug, microwave for the kitchen and a crockpot would complete their new home just in time for the holiday season.

Linda

While Linda is very excited for Christmas this year, she hasn't asked for anything specific. She said the only thing that she really needs is a new blanket for her bed. Some fuzzy socks to go with it would make her holiday very cozy!

Courtney and her children, Tommy, Annie, Millie, and Cindy

Courtney is a single mother of four young children who works part time to make ends meet. Tommy is the oldest child and wears a size 5/6, Annie wears a 3/4t, Millie wears a 2/3t and the youngest, Cindy, wears a size 3 months. Will you help Courtney keep her children warm this winter by getting each of them warm clothes and a coat?

Mindy and her Mom

Mindy is a young woman with Autism who lives at home with her mother. They don't have much and live on a fixed income so they would be thankful for anything. Warm blankets, bathroom towels, and personal hygiene items would make their holiday extra special!

Scott and Tyler

Due to Covid-19 Scott and Tyler's parents hours have been cut drastically at work. Because of the lost hours, their parents have had trouble making ends meet and both boys have to wear last year's winter clothes which are too small on them now. Scott wears a size 6/7 and Tommy wears a size 5. Shoes sizes 2 and 12 in youth are also needed. Will you help this family that is trying so hard?

Jackie and her children

Jackie and her children escaped an abuse situation with only the clothes on their backs. Destiny wears a size 12 in children's clothes and a women's size 7 in shoes. Alexis is a size 5 in shoes and 8/10 in children's clothes. The youngest of the girls, Abigail, is three years old and wears a size 3/4t. The only thing Jackie wants for Christmas this year is for her children to have warm clothes and shoes for the winter, can you help?

Carolyn

Carolyn has been sleeping with her parents since she is little. She's getting bigger now though and needs her own toddler bed and mattress. Blankets and sheets would give little Carolyn a gift that she could use all year long!

Lisa and Carl

Lisa and Carl are a couple that has recently been rehoused. They are both currently working to get enrolled in college again! When asked what they wanted for Christmas the only thing they asked for were backpacks to carry their books and supplies when the new semester starts. TTA bus passes would make getting to and from campus much easier for them as well. Will you help this couple who is really trying?

Stacy and her granddaughter, Elizabeth

Stacy is retired and living on a fixed income. She recently got custody of her granddaughter Elizabeth and could really use some help getting her some clothes for winter. Elizabeth wears a size 6/7 in girls and loves princesses and all things Frozen.

Jenson and Lettie

Jenson and Lettie are a senior couple living independently. Because they are both legally blind they can't drive and rely on the bus to get them where they need to go. TTA bus passes would be very helpful for helping this sweet couple maintain their independence. They would both really benefit from clothes, winter coats and gloves to keep them warm at the bus stop. Jenson wears a size 38 in jeans and Lettie wears a size 12. Jenson wears a men's size large in coats and shirts and Lettie wears a women's size large.

Mike

Mike likes to draw and color as a way to keep his mind off of the fact that he is away from his family. Adult coloring books, sketch pads and colored pencils would go a long way to help keep his mind off of the things that he cannot change.

Gina

Gina knows that home is where the heart is, but home can be quite cold without the proper bedding. Can you help take her home from cold to warm this holiday season with full size sheets, blankets and a comforter?

Lori and her parents

Lori walks with her parents to and from the bus stop without complaint. With the temperatures dropping rapidly though little Lori's fall clothes aren't providing much protection from the elements. Will you make this sweet little girls morning walks to and from the bus warm by giving her girls size 5/6 winter clothes, a coat, hat and gloves?

Vincent

Vincent has worked very hard at his recovery from addiction and will be getting to go home very soon. Hygiene items such men's body wash, shampoo and deodorant would help him to look and feel his best at Christmas dinner this year!

Sasha

Holding down a full time job is difficult when you're between homes but Sasha has been doing just that. She works in an office type setting but has found it difficult finding work appropriate clothing. Would you help Sasha with some size 18 pants or leggings so she doesn't have to worry about not meeting dress code at work?

Gracie

Gracie's mother is disabled and unable to work due to her many health issues. Because of this there is very little money to spare for new bedding for her daughter. Sheets and blankets for a toddler bed as well as some winter clothes size 4/5 would keep Gracie warm as the temperatures grow colder. Her favorite is Blue's Clues.

Brenda

Brenda doesn't have any family to visit her over the holidays and doesn't get any gifts – and yet she still keeps a smile on her face. Warm boots size 8 and new socks would be an extra special gift for Brenda to wake up to Christmas morning!

Sally and Stewart

Sally and Stewart's mother has been sick recently and unable to work. Because of the missed hours money is tight which means Stewart and Sally had to wear last year's winter clothes even though they're about a size too small for these growing siblings. Stewart wears a size 34-30 in pants and an XL in shirts while Sally wears a size 4/5 in girls. Can you help?

Patricia and Leroy

The only way that Patricia and Leroy have to heat their home at the moment is with space heaters. Warm blankets, socks and sweat suits size XL in men's and XL in women's would provide them extra warmth through the cold winter months.

Ginger and Georgie

Ginger and Georgie only want one thing for Christmas this year: their own bed so that they can get a decent night's sleep. While there isn't much room in their home there is enough space for a set of bunk beds. Do you have a spare set you could give them?

Tiffany and Missy

Tiffany is a young single mom who is unable to work because she goes to school full time. While she is able to keep her bills paid (just barely) she's been unable to afford a new pair of winter shoes for her four year old daughter Missy (13c). A gift for mom and daughter both would be puzzles that the two can work together or perhaps a book to read Missy before bed.

Faye and Catarina

Faye, 76, and her granddaughter Catarina, 21, are both legally blind and living together. They could really use pots, pans and other cooking utensils for their apartment. Faye also really needs sheets and blankets for a queen size bed while Catarina needs the same for a full size bed. Can you make this little family's holiday extra special this year?

Sean and Eric

Sean and Eric are teenage brothers who are in need of some basic supplies to help them get ready for school. Old Spice Body Wash and deodorant, boxer briefs, joggers and hoodies in medium and XL sizes would set the brothers up for success.

Matthew

Chemotherapy can't hold seven year old Matthew back! His dad is his hero and Matthew likes to dress just like him in flannel shirts. Will you help this little fighter with some warm flannel shirts size 6T so he can look like dad and be warm during treatment?

Shania

Shania was homeless before coming to HER Place. Warm clothes size large such as leggings, sweatpants, long sleeve shirts and laundry detergent to keep them clean would make her holiday extra special.

Mr. D and Mrs. D

Mr. D and Mrs. D soak their feet to soothe their arthritis. Personal hygiene items and warm socks to keep them warm at night would make their Christmas extra special.

Trina and Addison

Trina and her daughter, Addison, recently moved to WV but finding work has been difficult for Trina due to the ongoing pandemic. Because they previously lived somewhere that was almost always hot Addison has no clothes that are appropriate for the cold winters that West Virginia experiences. She wears a size 5/6 and loves anything princess!

Harry

Harry has recently started school at the Huntington Junior college. He's staying at the City Mission and walks to and from his classes. Size 10 shoes, 34 pants, and an XL winter coat would help keep Harry warm on his walk this winter.

Louise

Louise is an older woman living on a fixed income. Because she doesn't drive, Louise relies on the TTA to get her to doctor's appointments and back and forth from the grocery store. Bus passes would be one of the best gifts that she could receive this holiday season.

Kyle and Kelsey

Kyle and his sister, Kelsey, have outgrown their winter clothes and really need more. Their mom had her hours cut due to the ongoing pandemic and has been unable to get the children new items for winter. Kyle wears a size 5T in shirts and a size 6 slim in pants while little Kelsey wears a size 3T. Warm clothes for winter would set them up for the cold months ahead.

Monica

Monica recently gained custody of her two grandchildren. Because she lives on a fixed income, it has been difficult to provide them with everything they need. Currently, the children are using throw blankets and couch cushions for their beds. Pillows and blankets would go a long way to make their new environment feel a little more like home.

Mitchell and Loraine

Mitchell and Loraine are an older couple living on a fixed income. It has been hard for them to get the essentials that they need for their home and very much need pots, pans, bath towels and wash cloths. Will you help them with a gift that will provide essential all year long?

Beth and Amaya

Beth and Amaya are sisters who were recently placed out of their home. It's scary being away from what they are familiar with during the holidays. Some nice smelling body washes, shampoos, lotions and face masks would go a long way in making things feel a little bit more comfortable.

Mom to newborn twins

A woman is adopting newborn twins with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (born drug-exposed). Mom could really use some items that would help sooth them such as swaddling blankets, Sleep Sheep, comfortable newborn clothes, and diapers. Will you help this new family have a warm and happy holiday season?

Denise

Denise recently moved here from Texas where the weather was much warmer. She is staying at the City Mission and does not have a winter coat and the temperatures are dropping fast. She wears a size 3x, will you help her?

Mr. F and Mr. G

Mr. F and Mr. G are brothers who live on a fixed income and very little cooking skills between them. Shelf stable items and ready to heat foods would really give them a Merry Christmas.

Kathy

Kathy works while her son is in school but barely makes enough to cover all their bills. Will you help this sweet boy with some warm clothes size 5/6 and socks? It would really set him up for the cold winter months ahead.

Robin

Robin left an abusive situation to keep herself and her daughters safe. While things are looking up for this little family Robin has been unable to give her girls proper bedding for their twin size beds. Can you help this single mother provide her children with sheets and blankets to keep their beds warm and cozy all winter long?

Andrew

Andrew recently had a stroke and lives alone. Because of this he is unable to properly use a conventional stove and oven. A microwave would go a long way in helping him to prepare meals for himself again and regain some independence.

Barbie and Casey

Barbie and Casey's mom lost her job due to the Covid-19 pandemic and has struggled to make ends meet. Because of their financial struggles their mother hasn't been able to afford to get the girls shoes appropriate for winter. Barbie wears a size 13 in girl's shoes while her sister wears a size 11, also in girls. Will you help these kids who try so hard in school?

Moira

Moira is very excited for the holiday season this year. She's done so well working to overcome her addiction this past year and would love to have a special gift under her tree for Christmas. She hasn't asked for much this year but is very much in need of wash cloths, bath towels and a rug for her bathroom.

William

William is receiving ongoing treatment for epilepsy and staying at the Ronald McDonald House with his family. He would love a warm blanket, and comfortable athletic clothes size XL.

Dante

Dante is staying at Recovery Point. Walking is a big part of their recovery and right now the only thing Dante has to protect him from the harsh weather is a light jacket. Will you give him a coat (L) to keep him warm all winter long?

Fur Friends

Please consider donating to our fur friends at the Cabell Wayne Animal Shelter. If you're able to help they are in need of paper towels which have been hard to find this year, Purina Dog Chow, canned cat food, and much more.