Share Your Christmas, the campaign to make the holiday brighter for needy children in Texas County, has received 106 applications for help in its first week.

Pat Miller, the coordinator for the annual drive that operates from the Houston Lions Club den’s basement, said donations are needed of new or good used clothing, toys and household items are needed this year.

The campaign’s location is open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Donations can be dropped off there, the Houston Herald or mailed to Share Your Christmas, P.O. Box 170, Houston, Mo. 65483.

Residents can also select a case off an Angel Tree on display at Houston Walmart Supercenter, Forbes Pharmacy and Sonic of Houston.

To learn more call, 417-217-1318 or 217-6595. 

“Angel Trees” are set up at three locations in Houston bearing ornaments describing Share Your Christmas cases. This one is at Walmart, while others are at Forbes’ Pharmacy and Sonic. 

Case No. 6

Size 12 month warm clothing is needed for this 6-month-old baby girl. Some diapers would also be helpful, and any toys would be appreciated.

Case No. 7

A 12-year-old boy needs jeans size 10 and size 10-12 shirts. His toy wish is a Nerf gun. His 10-year-old sister needs size 10 pants and shirts and size 6 shoes. She would like a jewelry making craft set. Their 6-year-old brother wears size 6 jeans and size 6/7 shirts. He would be happy to have some new toy cars.

Case No. 8

A Barbie house or any Barbie things is the Christmas wish of this 10-year-old girl. Clothing sizes needed are 12 slim pants, 10-12 tops and size 5 shoes. She also needs a winter coat.

Case No. 9

This 4-year-old boy has simple Christmas wishes, cars, trucks or books. He is in need of size 4T pants, size 5 shirts and size 12 shoes. His 6-month-old baby brother needs size 9-12 month winter clothing and a coat or snowsuit. Any toys or books for his age would make him smile.

Case No. 10

These two sisters, ages 6 and 4, would like to have a new doll for their Christmas gift. The 6-year-old girl needs size 7 pants and shirts and size 12 shoes. The 4 year old needs size 5 clothing and size 8 shoes. Both girls are much in need of winter coats.

Among those contributing this week were: Peace Chapel Church, Progressive Ozark Bank employees and Route 63 Car Club.

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