Full Hearts, Full Carts at Christmas Center

The Charlotte Observer Empty Stocking Fund

Tears of joy and gratitude rolled down Hope Moss’ cheeks Friday morning at the Salvation Army Christmas Bureau as she collected gifts for her four children – a wish come true for Moss at a holiday season that’s found her and her husband in rough financial times.

Moss had to stop working months ago to care for her mother as she died, and her husband is out of work on disability. Her kids, ages 11, 6, 4 and 2, caught on to the struggles this year and said they didn’t want anything for Christmas,

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