Adopt-A-Family identifies first families needing assistance

Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 9:57 am

Lincoln County Adopt-a-Family has started interviewing applicants who are in need of assistance for Christmas. Below is a summary of a few of the families that are available for adoption. This is just the first in a series of families who are being assisted in the drive coordinated by Harvester Christian Church in Troy. If you are interested in adopting one of these families or would like more information, please call (636) 336-2410.

#001: Single mom of 3, injured at work. Laid off and looking for a job. Needs: towels, coats, undergarments. Gift Suggestions: perfume, ds games, push toys, trucks

#002: Family of 3, husband was in school until injured and had to have both legs amputated. Needs: towels, coffee pot, undergarments. Gift Suggestions: gift card, electric shaver, dolls, books

#003: Mom with 4 children, father is in prison. Mom has back problems, trying to go back to work. Needs: towels, sheets, silverware, undergarments, socks. Gift Suggestions: DVD player, Xbox game, jewelry craft kit, Legos, hello kitty

#004: Couple with 1 child, both parents laid off. Needs: socks, undergarments. Gift Suggestions: hair clippers, makeup, dolls, Justin Bieber items.

#005: Single lady on disability. Needs: pots & pans, blankets, sweat pants. Gift Suggestions: candles, gift card, books.

#007: Couple with 3 kids. Mom works part time, just got their own place. Needs: towels, pots & pans, blender, undergarments, coats. Gift Suggestions: crock pot, drill, DVD player, RC helicopters, art kits.

#008: Single mom of toddler. Moved from out of state, no money to go back, no job. Needs: sheets, towels, pots &pans, undergarments. Gift Suggestions: makeup, coat, dolls, Dora

#010: Single mom of 2 children. Not working, car needs work. Needs: brakes for car, water pump for washing machine, boots, coats. Gift Suggestions: sweater, dvd’s, dolls, RC truck, crayons.

#012: Single mom of 2, just started a new job. Needs: sheets, towels, pots & pans, socks, undergarments. Gift Suggestions: body wash, craft kit, book bag, dolls.

#013: Single mom of 2 kids, lost job after being hospitalized. Needs: kitchen supplies, towels, undergarments. Gift Suggestions: DVD player, scrapbook supplies, model car.

#014: Single mom of 2, no car, no child support. Needs: pots & pans, undergarments. Gift suggestions: makeup, my little pony, strawberry shortcake, leap frog, blocks.

#015: Single mom, scheduled to have heart surgery after Christmas. 3 kids, youngest just had surgery. Needs: towels, blankets, clothing. Gift Suggestions: perfume, cologne, art pencils, Xbox game, learning games, toys.

If your family is in need of assistance for Christmas, you may fill out an application at Harvester Christian Church. Applications are accepted Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10am to 2pm. Questions regarding applications, please call (636) 528-0566.

Headlines of the Day