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Empty Stocking Fund


The Empty Stocking Fund provides a $50 voucher that can be redeemed at Roses in Lumberton or Roses Express in Fairmont.

The Fund is collected and distributed through a partnership between The Robesonian, Robeson County Department of Social Services and United Way of Robeson County.

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, N.C., 28358.

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


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.