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December 9, 2009 > Support needed for Adopt-a-Family program

Support needed for Adopt-a-Family program

Submitted By Joanne Paletta

Christmas is fast approaching and the Tri-City League of Volunteers (LOV) still has 35 families that have not been adopted. LOV has stopped taking applications from those in need, until they are assured that those already registered are going to be embraced by an adopting business, family or individual.

Karen lives in a motel with her two sons, one with special needs. She would love a job and affordable rental housing. The boys hope they can get Disney DVD movies and mom would like a warm coat. Maureen is a single mom with six children, five boys and a girl. They are asking for warm blankets for their beds and everyone would like a pair of slippers and a warm coat.

Aaron and Sylvia have 9 children between them. Dad lost his job and mom works part time. Both are trying to find full time employment. Besides a stable job, dad would like a power drill, mom some pots and pans; the boys are asking for fishing poles, bikes and twin bedding. Their sisters would love to have a 'Baby Alive' doll, play dishes and anything Hannah Montana.

Tony is a single Dad with three boys who would like Ben 10 Action figures, a Legos Pirate Ship set and anything to do with Diego. Dad's hours have been cut back to three days a week and he is struggling to make ends meet.

These are just a few of the many heart-wrenching stories of people in our community who could use some holiday cheer. Help make them and many other children's wishes come true this holiday season by adopting a family. If you don't have time to shop, a donation is great; LOV will shop and gift wrap for you.

For more information, or to choose a family, please contact Joanne Paletta, Program Director at (510) 793-5683.

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