More than half of those seeking help in the annual “Share Your Christmas” drive had received assistance by late last week, organizers said.
As of last Friday, 94 families with a total of 254 children had applied.
About half of these were helped through the Angel Trees (which detail each case’s needs) or by being “adopted.”
“We’ve had a very good response to these so far, as well as some generous monetary donations, but more is needed to provide for all the children,” said Pat Miller, coordinator.
Angel Trees are at Houston Wal-Mart Supercenter, Forbes Pharmacy and Houston Sonic.
The program is still in need of new or good used clothing of all sizes, especially children’s, toys and household items. Hours of operation at the Houston Lions Club den basement on North U.S. 63 are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Persons can call 417-217-1318 or 417-217-6595 to adopt or for more information.
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The latest cases:
16. This 6-year-old girl would like a Barbie doll or a baseball and a bat for her Christmas gift. She needs size 6 clothing and size 12 shoes. Her 10-year-old sister needs size 12 pants and shirts and size 4 shoes. Her Christmas wish is a scrapbook or Barbies. Another sister, who is 12, would like a basketball or a craft kit. Her clothing needs are 14-16 pants and shirts and size 8 ½ women’s shoes.
17. A 13-year-old boy is much in need of size 16 boy’s jeans and shirts and size 9 men’s shoes. He would enjoy a remote control car or truck.
18. Two little girls, ages 3 and 2, have some Mega Blocks and “Frozen” dolls on their wish list. Clothing sizes needed are size 2 pants and size 3 shirts for the 2 year old and size 5 pants and shirts for the 3 year old.
19. A doll or a troll is the Christmas wish of this 6-year-old girl. Size 7-8 pants and shirts and size 12 shoes are the clothing needs for this child.
20. A 7-year-old boy would like some Ninja Turtles for his Christmas gift. He needs size 8 jeans and shirts and size 3 shoes. His 2-year-old sister needs size 4 clothing and size 8 shoes. She would like a Bubble Guppies toy or something educational.
Among those adopting and donating:
Northside Baptist Church, Town & Country Supermarket employees, Girl Scouts and Ozark Baptist Church Ladies Quilt Ministry.