The Holiday Family Adoption program kicks off today with a listing of families in The Daily Reporter.
The Holiday Family Adoption Program, a Spencer-area holiday staple, allows generous area families, businesses and service groups to share in the holiday spirit and bounty.
It's easy to "adopt" a family. You can contact The Daily Reporter Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 262-6610 and let us know the number of the family you wish to "adopt."
Then the fun begins.
You can shop for items on the wish list, wrap them up and drop them off at one of two drop-off days; Saturday, Dec. 8 or Saturday, Dec. 15, from 8:30 a.m. until noon on both days. The collection location will be at the Depot Building at the Clay County Fairgrounds.
Then, on Sunday, December 16, the Spencer Volunteer Firemen, Spencer Rotary volunteers and area UPS employees will deliver the gifts to families.
It is not necessary to purchase everything on the lists. These are "wish lists." However, all items donated need to be clean and in excellent condition, if not new. Wrapping the gifts is also appreciated.
Donations of food and cash are also welcome. All food donations will be split among the families, and cash donations are used to purchase gifts for families who may not be "adopted." Cash contributions may be sent to the Holiday Family Adoption Program, in care of The Daily Reporter, PO Box 197, Spencer, Iowa 51301.
Food donations may include canned or boxed food items, paper goods, cleaning supplies or other non-perishable supplies.
This year the need is great, and success lies in the generous support of the people of Spencer and the surrounding communities.
- Below is the list available for adoption. Call with your request.
Female, age 4: girls size 7 jeans, puzzles, books
Female, age 3: girls size 4T jeans, dolls, Barbies
Male, age 15: pants, size 32x32, size 16-18 polo shirts, white t-shirts, pajamas, size 9-13 ankle or crew socks, boxer shorts, razor, cologne.
Male, age 12: pants, size 36x32, size 14-16 shirts, size 9-13 ankle or crew socks, pajamas.
Family: Monopoly, cards, Trouble, Yatzee, age appropriate movies, comedies.
Male, age 14: size 38x32 jeans, size XXL shirts, games, books
Male, age 12: boys size 12 slim jeans, boys size L shirts, Legos, games
Female, age 36: size 12 jeans, womens size L sweaters, books
Male, age 14: size 32x32 jeans, mens size L shirts, socks, model cars, cars, Legos, card games
Female, age 12: girls size 12 jeans, girls size 14-16 long sleeve shirts, socks, crafts, board games
Female, adult: size 3-4XL shirts, size 10 socks, crock pot, coffee mug, silverware, cups, games for family
Male, age 5: boys size 8 jeans or pants, size 1 socks, gloves, hat. Likes cars, Legos and books
Male, age 18: mens size L clothes, gloves, hat, action figures, dinosaurs
Female, age 15: ladies size 8 jeans, size M shirts, socks, gloves, hat, crafts, games
Male, age 12: size 31x30 jeans, mens size M shirts, gloves, hat, Lego, military play sets, games
Female, adult: size XL shirts, size 9 socks, gloves, hat, crockpot, games for family.
Female, age 2 1/2: size 3T jeans and tops, Barbies, books, DVDs, age appropriate toys, art supplies
Female, age 1: size 3T bottoms, size 4T tops, size 4-71/2 socks, size 4 diapers, wooden puzzles, mittens, touch and feel books, towels, crib sheets, big toy cars, classical music, wash cloths
Female, age 34: size 24 stretch jeans, size 2XL shirts, bakeware
Female, age 14: likes zebra print, brown tone eye shadows, black eyeliner and mascara, pink/brown tone blush, light colored lip gloss, nickel plated necklace and earrings, gloves, hat
Female, age 11: nickel plated necklace and earrings, puzzles, board games, books and music
Female, age 5: girls size 7 jeans, girls size 7-8 shirts, girls size 13 shoes, dolls, books, movies, Barbies, twin bedding, Legos
Female, age 4: girls size 6 jeans, girls size 7-8 shirts, girls size 11 shoes, dolls, Barbies, movies, books, twin bedding, Legos
Male, age 1: size 18-24 month sleepers, pants and shirts, bath toys, blocks, books
Female, adult: gas card
Female, age 3: size 3T pants, size 4T shirts and dresses, size M socks, pretend play items, purses, books, bubbles, tea set
Female, age 4: size 4T pants, size 5T shirts and dresses, size L socks, colors, arts and crafts, paint, bubbles, purses, board games
Female, age 5: size 5 pants, size 6 shirts and dresses, purses, writing pads, zuzu pets, anything princess, Barbies
Male, age 14: mens size M shirts, boys size 16 slim, aviator sunglasses, flashdrive, skate board wheels or bearings, head phones
Male, adult: mens size L dress shirts, gas card
Female, adult: size XL shirts
Male, age 67: mens size M pajamas, long sleeved shirts, size L gloves, bath towels
Female, age 56: ladies size 7 1/2 winter boots and slippers, size L flannel nightgown
Male, age 2 1/2 months: size 6 month clothes, toys, books, walking toy, learning toys
Female, age 16: size 3X long or short sleeved shirts, size 3X sweatpants and jeans, favorite colors: pink, purple, lime green, black, movies, books
Family: soap, household supplies, shampoo, movie theatre gift card
Female, age 3: size 4T-5T shirts and pants, learning toys, crayons, puzzles
Female, age 25: queen size sheets, bath towels
Male, age 7: size 7-8, or M shirts, pajamas, jeans, superheros, Beyblades, games
Female, age 5: size 7-8 or M shirts, pajamas, jeans, dolls, Barbies, games, make-up
Male, adult: size XL, socks, slippers
Female, adult: size XL yoga pants, socks, gas card
Female, age 31: womens size 7-8 clothes, shovel, size 8 snow boots, queen size sheets and comforter
Male, age 13: size 16 (29x32) jeans size L shirts, size 11 1/2 shoes, drawing stuff, queen size sheets and comforter, cologne, hair products
Male, age 11: size 16 pants, size L shirts, size 9 shoes, twin sheets and comforter, posters, board games (Clue), puzzles, remote control helicopter
Female, age 8: girls size 7-8 clothes, size 5 1/2 shoe, Bratz dolls, Monster High dolls, pictures for walls, earrings, doll house, head bands, barrettes, puzzles
Female, age 21: size XL clothes, bath and body stuff, socks
Male, age 22: size XXL clothes, underwear, socks
Male, age 3: size 3T-4T clothes, socks Cars 2 movie, cars, trucks
Female, age 2: size 2T-3T clothes, socks, Minnie Mouse, dolls, dress up items
Male, age 3: size 4T shirts, pants and underwear, size 11 socks, trucks, cars, motorcycles, 4 wheelers
Female, age 15: size XL or size 18 tops and pants, barrettes, head bands, nail care items and polish, craft things
Male, age 13: boys size 14 jeans, boys size XL shirts, size 7 shoes, Nerf stuff, movie certificate
Female, age 11: girls size 12 pants, girls size XL shirts, size 6 shoes, art stuff, scrap booking stuff, movie certificate
Female, age 34: size 18 pants, size 2X shirts, movie certificate, towels, dish towels, laundry basket, laundry soap and dryer sheets, queen sheets and pillowcases
Male, age 6: size 7 slim pants, boys size M or 7-8 shirts, anything Super Mario Brothers or Angrybirds, Legos, twin sheets and bedspreads
Female, age 33: size 2X shirts, womens size 18-20 pants, pots and pans, household items, queen size bedspread and sheets
Male, age 9: boys size 10 pants and shirts, size 7 socks, board games, books, loves history books, boy stuff
Male, age 5: boys size 6 slim pants and shirts, size 6 socks trucks, games, boy stuff
Female, age 8: girls size 10/Large jeans and sweaters, hat, gloves, scarves, games, books, dolls
Female, age 28: size XL clothes, hat, gloves, scarves
Male, age 8: boys size 10 pants, size 10-12 shirts, size 3 shoes, Pokemon cards, Lego sets, loves to build
Female, age 43: size 20 pants, size 3X shirts, size 7 1/2 shoes
Male, age 13: mens size L hoodie sweats, gloves
Male, age 11: mens size M hoodie sweats, gloves
Female, age 47: Walmart gift card, cleaning items
Family: board games, card games, puzzles
Female, age 61: size 44 long sleeve white blouse for good, size 20 petite blue jeans with elastic waist, grocery store gift card, country western CD (older artists)