Share Your Christmas is situated in the basement at the Houston Lions Club den on North U.S. 63. 

Share Your Christmas — the annual drive that helps children in Texas County — announced Monday that good used clothing and coats are in much demand as the participation level hit 279 this week.

Items can be dropped off at the headquarters in the basement of the Houston Lions Club Den on North U.S. 63. To adopt a family, call 417-217-1318417-457-6075 and 417-217-6595. To make a donation, send it to: Share Your Christmas, P.O. Box 170, Houston, Mo. 65483.

Persons also can select a case on an Angel Tree at Houston Walmart Supercenter and at Forbes Pharmacy and Sonic of Houston.

Here are the latest cases:

11. A 5-year-old boy is in need of size 6 clothing and size 12 shoes. His toy wish is a Power Ranger figure or some things to color or paint.

12. This 9-year-old boy would like some farm toys for his Christmas gift. He needs size 10 jeans, 10-12 shirts and size 8 men’s shoes. His 11-year-old sister needs size 14-16 clothes and size 8 women’s shoes.  Some “My Life” doll clothes or accessories is her toy wish and both children are in need of socks, underwear and a winter coat.

13. Size 6 pants and shirts and size 13 shoes are needed for this 5-year-old girl. She would love an “Elsa” doll or anything from the “Frozen” movie. Socks and underwear are also needed.

14. Legos or GooseBumps books is the gift this 8-year-old boy would like to get for Christmas. His clothing needs are size 8 jeans and shirts and size 3 shoes. A doll or some books is on his 5 year-old sister’s wish list. She needs size 6 clothes and size 1 shoes. These children are also in need of socks and underwear.

15. A baby doll and a pair of size 11 snow boots is on the wish list of this 7-year-old girl. She could use any size 7-8 shirts and pants, as well as some socks and underwear. Her sister, who is 14, would like some nail polish or clothes, size 12 women’s pants, medium women’s tops and size 8 women’s shoes. She is also in need of socks and underwear.

Among those making donations this past week were: Peace Chapel Church, The Bank of Houston employees, Progressive Ozark Bank employees, Ozark Baptist Church Women’s Quilt Ministry, Landmark Bank employees and Evans Funeral Home and staff.

Applications must be turned in by Friday to participate.

Pat Miller is the coordinator of the program that is celebrating its 31st year of service.

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