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Adopt-A-Family Seeks Support

The look in a child’s eyes as they open up the presents sitting under the tree on Christmas morning is a look that some parents aren’t able to see due to circumstances beyond their control. With your support this holiday season, seeing that look is possible for families across the area through the Adopt-A-Family Program.

The Adopt-A-Family Program teams up an organization or individual with a family in need of assistance in hopes of making this Christmas season one worth remembering.

Families chosen for the program may have recently experienced a disaster like  a fire or flood,  be homeless or  in transitional housing, be grandparents raising grandchildren, have a child or parent with a serious illness, or have recently lost a child or parent.

Hardships don’t end when the lights are strung and the ornaments are hung. If anything, these can amplify the obstacles that these families are faced with.

Caseworkers can recommend these families to the Adopt-A-Family program with a wish list of items that could make the lives of these struggling families easier. These wish lists can include anything from warm clothes for these cold months to paying the utility bills. They may include a Christmas dinner and toys for the children. These wish lists address what seems like basic needs but aren’t accessible to these families.

Whether you’re a part of a company or an individual looking to make a difference this holiday season, these families need your support. If you can adopt a family, you can contact Adopt-A-Family Coordinator, Ashley Senters, at (314) 646-3195 or email her at

5 Comments on “Adopt-A-Family Seeks Support”

  • Sam perkins December 10th, 2012 12:20 am

    Would like to adopt a family for xmas

  • Lynn Kastner December 10th, 2012 11:34 am

    I am thinking of asking my coworkers to forgo gifts to each other and instead adopt a family. Before I do, I would like to know how we go about it and what exactly is involved. I would like to actually buy a wish-list of gifts for a family if possible. Please let me know ASAP so I can broach the subject today.


    Lynn Kastner

  • Dana Ellison December 12th, 2012 5:16 pm

    Awesome! Just shoot Ashley an email at and let her know what size of family you would like or an amount in mind that you can help. Thank you!

  • Dana Ellison December 12th, 2012 5:18 pm

    Sorry to just now get back to you, Lynn. If you contact, our Adopt-a-Family coordinator can help you with the best options and how it works. Let us know if you need anything else, and thank you!

  • Lorena Perez December 20th, 2012 5:57 pm

    I wanted to see if anyone can help me. My sister-in-law if not working rigth know and she has 4 kids she is living with my parents and sisters she don’t have any money to get her kids any thing for christmas. I’m not asking for much just like 2 gift per child.

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