We are now accepting donations to the Empty Stocking Fund. Contributions can also be made by check to the following address. Gifts are acknowledged in the News Sentinel. Names will be listed as appears on your check unless a special note of instruction is included in the same envelope.
Please make checks payable to ESF:
News Sentinel ESF
The mission of the News Sentinel Empty Stocking Fund (ESF) is to provide food and toys to disadvantaged East Tennesseans during the holidays.
For more information on the News Sentinel Empty Stocking Fund and to learn how you can contribute, please click here >
Free Flu Shot Saturday is the biggest annual fundraiser for the News Sentinel Empty Stocking Fund, a charity providing food baskets and toys for the underprivileged at the holidays. Donations are welcomed from those receiving shots and benefit the Empty Stocking Fund, but are not required.
To learn about Free Flu Shot Saturday and how you can contribute, please click here >
The Milk Fund, also part of the News Sentinel Charities, assists with nutritional and medical needs of small children, elderly and ill individuals.
To learn about The Milk Fund and how you can contribute please call us at 865-524-2521 or, click here >
Executive Director & Staff
Jerilyn Bliss Scripps Networks, Vice Present of Communications
John Britton Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C., Attorney & Shareholder
Susan Baker Empty Stocking Fund Key Volunteer and Event Planner
Henrietta Grant KUB Retiree & Former High School Principal
Patrick Birmingham News Sentinel, President and Publisher
Ann Hansen H&R Technical Associates, Board Chair and CEO
Richard Hollow Hollow & Hollow, LLC., member of the law firm
Barbara Kelly Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee, Executive Director
Bonnie Krabbenhoft Scripps Networks, Credit Manager
Katharine Killen Independent Consultant