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December 6, 2011 > Support needed for Adopt-A-Family

Support needed for Adopt-A-Family

Submitted By Shirley Sisk

With three weeks to go until Christmas, the Tri-City League of Volunteers (LOV) still has 58 families that have not been adopted and has stopped taking applications from those in need until those that have registered are embraced by an adopting business, family or individual.

Nate is a single dad with a special needs son age 11. All he is asking for is laundry soap and motor oil for his car. His son would like a Cars 2 DVD, an electric toothbrush and a warm bath robe.

Susan is a single mom taking care of her disabled mother and her little 4 year old girl. They are asking for pajamas & socks and little Sara would love to have a Barbie bike and doll house. This family lives on just a little more than $1,000 a month.

Joseph is a widowed father raising 4 children ages 3, 5, 9 & 12. The 5 year-old wants a bed so he doesn't have to sleep on the sofa and a Leap Frog "cuz I want to learn". Dad is asking for dishes, a crock pot and the children are asking for books, coats & toys.

Cathy is a single mom on unemployment with a 14 year old boy and a girl age 6. Mom says, " I would just like by kids to have a Christmas & some gifts to unwrap on Christmas morning. I can live without". The children are asking for warm jackets, blankets and clothes - and anything 49ers.

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 & wrap for you.

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

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