Donations are accepted at the "Share Your Christmas" headquarters at the Houston Lions Club Den.

The annual charitable drive known as “Share Your Christmas” last week continued its mission of aiding needy children in Texas County.

The program is headquartered in the basement of the Houston Lions Club Den on North U.S. 63. Children enrolled are assigned case numbers, and people wishing to help are encouraged to “adopt” a specific case or provide general donations.

The following are summaries of some of this year’s cases.

CASE 6

A 1-year-old boy is in need of size 2T clothes for winter and size 6 shoes. He likes blocks, cars or any toys for his age.

CASE 7

This 6-year-old boy would like some boots, a hat and whatever else he needs to be a cowboy. He wars size 8 jeans, 8-10 shirts and size 1 shoes. His sisters, ages 7 and 9, like Tinkerbell or Princess. The 7 year old needs size 10 pants, 10-12 tops and size 2 shoes. Size 14 pants, 14-16 tops and size 4 shoes are needed for the 9-year-old girl.

CASE 8

A new baby doll is on the wish list of this little 3-year-old girl. She also needs size 3T pants, 4T tops and size 8 shoes. A size 4T winter coat is also needed for this child.

CASE 9

An 8-year-old girl would like some art supplies or a Barbie and she needs size 8 clothing and size 1 shoes. Her 16-year-old sister would like some nail polish or makeup and wears size 0 junior jeans, small junior tops and size 7 women’s shoes.

CASE 10

Two sisters, ages 9 and 12, would like to get some games or craft kits for their Christmas gift. They both wear size 3 junior jeans and size medium junior tops. Shoe sizes needed are 7 and 8 in womens. A 10-year-old brother needs size 10 jeans, 10-12 shirts and size 6 shoes. A Lego set is his special toy wish.

Among those adopting families or making donations: Peace Chapel Church, Central Baptist Church, Ozark Baptist Church-Ron Reed’s Sunday School class; Church of Christ women’s group, Licking; Route 63 Car Club, Houston High School National Honor Society, employees of Murphy USA, Houston; and Ozark Baptist Church quilters.

One hundred sixty-five children have applied so far, but only a few are adopted, volunteer program coordinator Pat Miller said. She said the organization really needs new or good used children’s clothing and coats of all sizes, and also new or gently used toys and items for teens.

Donations and applications are being accepted from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday in the basement of the Lions Club, north of Houston. There are Angel Trees situated at Walmart and Untangled Salon.

To adopt a family or for more information, come by the Lions Club or call 417-217-1318 or 217-8953.

Donations can be mailed to Share Your Christmas, P.O. Box 170, Houston, Mo. 65483 or dropped by the Houston Herald office, 113 N. Grand, Houston, Mo. 65483.

To adopt a family or for more information, come by the Lions Club or call 417-217-1318 or 217-8953.

Donations can be mailed to Share Your Christmas, P.O. Box 170, Houston, Mo. 65483 or dropped by the Houston Herald office, 113 N. Grand, Houston, Mo. 65483.

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