Share Your Christmas, the annual holiday campaign to provide items to deserving children, is underway.

The drive began last week at the Houston Lions Club Den on North U.S. 63. Pat Miller, coordinator, said as always, there is a need of new or gently used children’s clothing and coats. Blankets, sheets and any type of bedding are always much requested items. “We gladly accept all sizes of clothing and any useable household items,” she said.

Applications are taken from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at Lions Club basement through Dec. 6.

An Angel Tree will be set up soon at Houston Walmart Supercenter on South Sam Houston Blvd. It will contain angels that outline needs of a case.

Anyone who would like to help or needs more information can call 417-217-1318 or come by Lions Club basement. Cash donations may be mailed to Share Your Christmas, P.O. Box 170, Houston, Mo. 65483.


The annual campaign that helps children in the county is underway.

Case One: A 1-year-old baby boy is in need of size 12 month clothing and size 3 infant, shoes and socks. He likes any toys with lights or sounds and stuffed animals. Size 3 diapers would also be appreciated.

Case Two: Legos or a Nerf gun is the Christmas wish of this 6-year-old boy. His clothing needs are size 8 jeans and shirts and size 3 shoes. His 9-year-old sister needs size 14 pants and tops and size 6 shoes. She would like some games or a My Life Doll.

Case Three: This 10-year-old boy enjoys sports and likes super heroes. He wears size 10 pants and shirts and would really like a pair of size 3 snow boots.

Case Four: Two little girls, ages 3 and 1, would like a baby doll or some stuffed animals. The 3-year-old needs size 3T pants and 4T tops. She also needs size 8 toddler shoes and socks. The 1 year old wears size 24 month clothing and size 4 infant shoes and socks.

Case Five: Two boys, ages 12 and 13, are in need of someone’s help in order to have Christmas gifts this year. They enjoy Lego sets, art sets or remote control cars. Clothing sizes needed are size 18 boys pants and boys size 16 slim jeans, size 14-16 boys and size medium men’s shirts. Shoe sizes needed are size 7 and 8 in men’s. Hygiene items and cleaning supplies would also be very helpful for this family.

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