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December 4, 2012 > ADOPT-A-FAMILY this holiday season

ADOPT-A-FAMILY this holiday season

With a little more than three weeks to go until Christmas, 54 families have not been adopted and League of Volunteers has stopped taking applications from those in need until assured that those registered are going to be embraced by an adopting business, families or individuals.

In Fremont, a single mom with four boys and a little girl had only clothes for the family on her wish list until asked if the children wanted toys or if they needed bedding. Her reply was that toys would be nice and that blankets were needed - any kind as they didn't have any beds.

In Newark a family with two teenage girls and a four-year-old boy are struggling. Mom has brain cancer and is recovering from surgery. Dad is taking care of her and the children while trying to work to support the family. He would love a 49er hat and Mom some church clothes. The 15-year-old's birthday is Christmas Eve and would like a bike. Her sister is asking for adventure books and the little boy would be so happy with Spider Man & Power Ranger toys.

In Union City a single dad with an 11-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy is trying hard to take care of them as Mom is no longer in the family. He is a very young Dad and is asking for fireplace wood so he doesn't have to run up the PG&E bill to save money. The daughter is asking for bedding and the boy would like anything Raiders.

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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