Empty Stocking Fund


The Empty Stocking Fund provides a $50 voucher that can be redeemed at Roses in Lumberton, Roses Express in Fairmont, and Leinwand's in Elizabethtown.

The Fund is collected and distributed through a partnership between The Robesonian and the Bladen Journal, with applications being processed through the Robeson County Department of Social Services, and the Bladen County Department of Social Services. Lumber River United Way is the administrator of the funds.

1,181 children were served through the Empty Stocking Fund in 2020! 

Mailed donations should be addressed to:

   The Robesonian, c/o The Empty Stocking Fund, 2175 Roberts Ave., Lumberton, NC, 28358 

Bladen Journal, c/o The Empty Stocking Fund, P.O. Box 70, Elizabethtown, NC, 28337 

Donations can be made between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at The Robesonian’s office. Checks should be made payable to United Way.

For more information contact Executive Director Tate Johnson 910-739-4249 ext 303 or tjohnson@unitedwayrobeson.org.


If your business, community group, or family would like to host a fundraiser, annual campaign, or charity event and need the guidance and ability to ensure funds are managed above board and are tax-deductible, please consider partnering with United Way.