Last-minute donations are still needed for the 23rd annual “Share Your Christmas” campaign, which aids needy children in Texas County. Clubs, businesses and individuals pitch in to adopt children or provide much-needed items for the drive.
Pat Miller, coordinator, said 210 children in the county had applied for help this year. That represents 88 families. By Monday, 126 had been adopted.
The drive is headquartered at the Houston Lions Club den basement on North U.S. 63, where volunteers help with donations. The ‘Share’ location is open 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Individual cases were published earlier in the Herald, which provided publicity for the annual effort. They are also posted at www.houstonherald.com.
Angel trees also are in place at Forbes’ Pharmacy and Houston Wal-Mart. Needs are listed on each tree.
Among those adopting or donating this week: Houston High School Student Council, Houston Assembly of God Women’s Ministry, White Rock Quilters Club, Houston High School Literary Society, Houston High School teachers and staff, One with Living group, Flower Auto Parts, Elmore’s Men’s and Boys Wear, Houston Middle School sixth graders, the ladies auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association #264, Forbes’ Pharmacy and First Baptist Church Fellowship Group.