Center needs help filling stockings for needy children

The South Mississippi Children's Center needs help filling over 70 stockings with gifts and essentials for area kids.

You can find the stockings at Hattiesburg businesses like Jody's Bakery. You can pick one up and fill it with some of the items listed on a card inside that a needy child would like for Christmas. Also taking part are Pasche's, Chili's and Studio C.

Stockings need to be returned to area businesses by December 18 so they can be given out.