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, Dec. 16, the Spencer Volunteer Firemen, Spencer Rotary volunteers and area UPS employees will deliver the gifts to families.
Available families are listed below:
Male, age 28: size 32x34 jeans, socks, size XL shirts
Female, age 30: size L clothes, anything Iowa State
Male, age 11: boys size M clothes, anything Iowa Hawkeyes, tractors, books
Male, age 9: boys size 9 slim jeans, size 9 shirts, cars, trucks, puzzles, games
Male, age 8: boys size 9 jeans and shirts, likes science, bugs, etc., cars
Male, age 7: boys size 6 jeans and shirts, likes nature, trucks, cars, animals.
Male, age 8: size 10 sweatpants and windpants, socks that fit size 5 shoe, boys size L boxers, semi trucks, cars, trains
Female, age 12: girls size 14R jeans, girls size 14-16 tops, dolls, Barbies, Littlest Pet Shop, Christian CDs
Male, age 11: mens size XL shirts, size 34x30 jeans, games, Bakugan
Male, age 9: mens size XL shirts, size 38x30 jeans
Female, age 7: girls size 16/18 shirts, girls size 12/14 jeans, dolls, Polly Pocket, Barbies
Female, age 35: size XL sweatshirts, socks, bath towels, silverware
Male, age 11: boys size 12 slim jeans, boys size 10-12 shirts and sweatshirts, horse figurines, horse books, remote control truck
Female, age 23: grocery gift card, size XL sweater
Male, age 10 months: size 18 month clothes- any, shoe size 5-6, learning or boy toys
Male, age 16: size 29x32 jeans, mens size L shirts, size 10 socks, boys size 16 boxers, mens size 10 1/2 tennis shoes, anything Army or camo
Female, age 14: size 2 jeans, junior size M shirts, size 8 socks, lotion, hair products, likes animals, womens size 8 1/2 tennis shoes
Female, age 41: womens size S shirts and sweaters, kitchen utensils
Male, age 15: mens size M shirts and pajamas, boys size 16-18 jeans, Spencer Tiger sweatshirt/shirt
Male, age 11: mens size L shirts and pajamas, boys size 14 jeans, Apples to Apples game
Female, age 13: adult size S crew neck Spencer Tiger sweatshirt and sweatpants, long sleeve t-shirts- likes Hawkeyes
Female, age 5: girls size 10/12 shirts, girls size 7/8 pants (no jeans) with elastic waist, beginner reading books, drawing, coloring, Barbies, Lalaloopsy, Polly Pockets
Female, age 18: adult size M tops and winter coat, jr. size 7 jeans
Female, age 39: adult M tops, kitchen pans with lids, 9x13 pan with lid, kitchen rug and towels
Female, age 1 1/2: size 24 month jeans, long sleeve shirts, socks, snow pants, learning toys, princess chair
Female, age 21: size S snow pants, pot & pan set, pizza cutter, candles, winterizing stuff for the house
Female, age 31: size XL shirts, kitchen towels, bath towels, grocery card
Male, age 13: boys size 16-18 clothes, Hot Wheels, skateboard, tools, movie gift card
Female, age 11: girls size 14 clothes, hair accessories, movie pass, Hunger Games book, board games
Female, age 40: house items, laundry soap, toilet paper, body wash
Female, age 15: mens size L sweatpants, t-shirts, socks, McDonalds gift certificate
Male, age 8: boys size 8 pants, size M shirts, Legos, Pokemon cards
Female, age 3: size 4T clothes, Hello Kitty
Female, age 39: size XL clothes, personal care items- lotion, shampoo, conditioner, etc., can opener, towels, socks- size 9 shoe
Male, age 4: size 4T clothes, paints, paint brushes, socks, Batman toys, Batman costume, remote control batman car, puzzles, board games (Hungry Hippo or Memory), movies, books
Male, age 13: mens size M shirts, size 32 pants, sport socks size 11, underwear, sport pants, likes art- drawing
Male, age 8: boys size 10 slim pants, boys size M shirts, size 5 shoes and socks, sport pants, zip up sweatshirt, underwear, Bible for kids age 8-10, likes origami, books- Captain Underpants or Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Male, age 5: boys size 5 pants, size 5-7 shirts, size 1 shoes, jeans, socks, underwear, games, Spiderman, Marvel characters