Applications for 98 children from 42 families have been received for the annual Share Your Christmas drive that helps people needing an extra hand during the holiday.

As in past years, the program’s headquarters is the basement of the Houston Lions Club building on North U.S. 63. It operates 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The deadline for applications is Friday, Dec. 8.

Persons wishing to buy gifts for kids enrolled can receive suggestions via “Angel Trees” at the Houston Walmart Supercenter, Sonic of Houston, Forbes Pharmacy and Simply Posh Day Spa.

Many children need winter coats. New and good used clothing also would be appreciated, as would be toys and household items.

To adopt a family or make a donation, stop by the campaign’s headquarters or call 417-217-1318.

Case 6. A football or board games would make Christmas much brighter for this 11-year-old-boy. He is in need of size 12 jeans, size 12-14 shirts and size 7 1/2 shoes and socks.

Case 7. This 10-year-old girl would like some craft items or Play-Doh. Clothing sizes needed are 12-14 pants and size 7 shoes. Three boys in the family, ages 8, 11 and 15 would like some Legos or sports items. Clothing sizes are boys 10-12, boys 14-16 and men’s large shirts and 32×32 men’s pants. Size 6, 7 and 10 in men’s shoes are also needed for these boys.

Case 8. Any toys that light up and make noise would make this little 1-year-old boy very happy. He needs some warm clothes and a coat in size 12 months and size 4 shoes and socks.

Case 9. Dinosaurs and Ninja Turtles are on this 6-year-old boy’s Christmas list. Clothing needs are size 6 pants and shirts, and size 10 shoes. His 4-year-old sister needs size 5T clothing and size 6 shoes. A baby doll or Barbie doll with some clothes is her toy wish. Socks and underwear are also needed for these two children.

Case 10. This 11-year-old girl is in need of size 14-16 pants and tops and size 4 shoes and socks. She would like to get some books or games for her Christmas gifts.

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