Holiday Family Adoption 2018
The Holiday Family Adoption Program, a Spencer-area holiday staple, allows generous area families, businesses and service groups to share the holiday spirit and bounty. Thanks to the generosity of area families and businesses, approximately 80 area families will be gifted with items to help make this Christmas season a little bit brighter.
Lists of families available for "adoption" will be published in the Daily Reporter. These families are gathered through Upper Des Moines Opportunity, and the program is completely anonymous.
To "adopt," simply call the Daily Reporter at 262-6610, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and let us know what family you would like to adopt. It's a good idea to have several possibilities, as families may already have been selected. Then the fun begins! You shop for items on the list, wrap, and label with the family number and member, for example, "Family 34, son, 10 years old." It is not necessary to purchase everything on the lists. New or very gently used items are accepted.
Additional families will be added to the list until approximately 80 families are adopted, so if you don't see a family you wish to adopt, you can wait for more to be added.
There will be two drop-off opportunities, Saturday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 15, from 8:30 a.m. until noon. The drop location will be The Depot on the Clay County Fairgrounds. All of those who adopted a family must drop off their gifts on one of these two dates. Placing the multiple gifts in a larger box helps to facilitate the delivery.
On Sunday, Dec. 16, the Spencer volunteer firemen, volunteers and area UPS employees will deliver the gifts to families.
Male, age 16. Pants, Axe, hoodie.
Male, age 6. Size 5 pants, remote control car, truck.
Male age 16. T-shirts, body wash, hoodies.
Male age 15. T-shirts, body wash, hoodies.
Male, age 58. Size 40x32 pants, polo shirts, size XL, dishes, glasses.
All the boys like basketball and football.
Male, age 32. Size 32x32/medium shirts, pants, cologne, socks.
Female, age 30. Size 16 pants, XL shirts, makeup.
Female, age 15. Size 3/small adult shirts, pants, socks, makeup.
Female, age 13. Youth large/size 5 pants, shirts, anything soccer.
Female, age 12. Size Adult small/7 pants (leggings, large) shirts, anything for soccer.
Female, age 3. 4T shirts, pants socks, anything Peppa Pig, hair ties.
Male, age 2. Size 3T shirts, pants, socks, trucks, trains, books.
Male, adult. Tools, Earnhardt items.
Female, adult. Fuzzy blanket, towels, wash cloths.
Male, age 11. Size 10/12 clothes, Legos, Lego tape, toy combine.
Female, age 8. Size 8 clothes, drawing supplies, jewelry, Jojo Siwa, outside digging toys, Vampirina doll, Legos.
Female, age 5. Size 6 clothes, nail polish, babies, Legos, lip gloss.
Male, age 3. Size 4T clothes, cars, trucks, learning toys, toddler bed set (horses).
Male, age 3 months. Size 9-12 month clothes, learning toys, crib sheets.
Male, age 11. Size 12 clothes, Scooby Doo, Minecraft, science.
Female, age 13. Adult size 7 pants, size M clothes, makeup, hair, lotions, art supplies.
Male, age 16. Adult size XL clothes, pj pants, Axe body wash.
Female, age 34. Size XL pj pants, hoodies, cooking.
Male, age 36. Size 3XLT clothes, pj pants, hoodies, body wash, wood working.
Male, age 29. Size 3XLT tops, size 44 pants, T-shirts, socks, wallet, body wash
Female, age 28. Size 3XL shirts, baking pans, waffle iron.
Female, age 8. Girls size 10, L shirts, socks, underwear, mermaids, baby dolls.
Female, age 7. Girls size 12, L shirts, socks, underwear, unicorns, coloring books and crayons.
Male, age 3. Size 5T, XS underwear, shirts, outer space, tractors.
Female, age 19. Jr. size L shirts, sweats, pj pants, jewelry box.
Female, age 16. L shirts, Jr. 12-13 pants, makeup, nail polish.
Female, age 14. L shirts, Jr. 12-13 pants, makeup, games
Male, age 15. Size M shorts, sweatshirts, 10-12 ankle socks.
Female, age 7. Girls size 7-8 coat, leggings, arts, jewelry box.
Male, age 4. Boys size 6-7 pants, socks, PG mask or Paw Patrol
Female, age 56. Size XL leggings, Walmart cards, food cards, gas cards.
Male, age 17. Size XL shirts, pj pants, hoodies, size 36x34 jeans, size 11 slippers, socks, Axe body wash.
Male, age 15. Size L shirts, pj pants, hoodies, joggers, size 32x32 jeans, size 9 slippers, Axe body wash.
Female, age 51. Size 2XL, 16W pjs, clothes, set of glasses, kitchen and bath towels.
Female, age 12. Womens size M pjs, clothes, crafts for summer, makeup, books.
Male, age 10. Boys size 12 pjs. Clothes, balls, games, Legos, books.
Female, age 6. Girls size 8 clothes, dolls, crafts, books.
Female, age 37. Blankets, movie passes, towels.
Male, age 36. Anything chocolate, flashlight, wallet.
Female, age 11. Size M leggings, size L shirts, books, drawing pad, socks.
Female, age 9. Size L leggings, XL shirts, paint canvas, books, socks.
Male, age 6. Size 10-12 shirts, size 10 jeans, video games, Legos, books, socks.
Female, age 5. Size 7-8 shirts/pants, Barbies, Legos, puzzles, socks.
Male, age 4. Size 7-8 shirts/pants, cars, Legos, puzzles, socks.
Female, age 34. Size 18 jeans, 1XL shirts.
Male, age 30. Size 40x32 carpenter pants, 2XL shirts.
Male, age 35. Size XL/36x34, hat and gloves, pants, pillows.
Female, age 35. Size XXL, body wash, wallet purse, blanket.
Male, age 17. Size XL, 30x34, pants, headphones, pillows, wallet.
Female, age 16. Size XL, headphones, anything Batman, wallet.
Male, age 9. Size L, 12-14, hat and gloves, Batman, pants, snow pants.
Male, age 7 months. Size 9-12 month clothing, age appropriate toys.
Female, age 1. Size 24 month clothes, snow pants, sippy cups, toys.
Female, age 29. Size 3X/18, winter coat, flatware, towels.
Male, age 38. hat, gloves, wallet, body wash.
Male, age 14. Size 2X, 14-16, board games, coat, snow pants.
Male, age 10. Size 12-14, coat, snow pants, Harry Potter books.
Female, age 6. Size 6-7, dolls, Barbies, Play-Doh.
Female, age 1, Size 3T, dolls, musical toys, clothes.
Male, age 16. Size L, hoodies, gloves, body wash.
Male, newborn. Clothing, diapers, baby items.
Female, age 7. Size 7-8 clothes, dolls, books, art supplies.
Male, age 5. Size 5T clothes, cars, books, art supplies.
Male, age 3. Size 4T clothes, cars, books, art supplies.
Male, age 2 months. 0-3 clothes, blankets, baby supplies.
Male, age 30. blankets, pillows, 49ers gear.
Female, age 25. Baking pans, body wash, mixing bowels.
Male, age 17. Size L pants, 36x32 jeans, XL shirts, clothes, music items, size 14 shoes.
Male, age 15. 4XL shirts, XXL pants, Size 13 shoes, books, music items.
Female, age 13. Size 16 jeans, leggings, size XXL shirts, size 11 women's shoes, clothes, perfume, drawing, crafts.
Female, age 39. Size 26/28 pants, shirts, 4XL shirts, clothes, perfume.
Male, age 48. Size XL shirts, 38x32 jeans, size 13 shoes, cologne, clothes, puzzles.
Male, age 13. Size Medium adult, shirts, boxers, socks (6-10), comfy pants, grooming items.
Female, age 9. Shirts (junior size L), shoes (6 1/2), stretchy pants (size L junior), hair accessories, socks.
Female, age 40. Size 24 jeans, long-sleeve shirts, socks, hygiene items.
Female, age 12. Womens size 9-10 jeans, womens M tops, snow pants, coat, hat, mittens, size 8 ½ snow boots, cool lights to hang in room, fuzzy blanket, makeup, makeup brushes and bag, Uno Phase 10 card game.
Female, age 35. Pregnancy pillow, king size bedding (teal).
Male, age 16. Size 30x32 pants, size L shirts, socks, Axe body wash.
Female, age 44. Size S pants, tops, pjs, fuzzy blanket.
Female, age 18. Size L hoodies, sweaters, makeup, body wash.
Female, age 46. Size 14 pants, size L sweatshirts, kitchen gadgets.
Male, age 43. Size 32x34 jeans, size XL tops, likes Packers, tools.
Male, age 12. Mens size XL shirts, hoodies and wind pants, like Kansas City Chiefs, sports.
Female, age 8. Girls size 7 sweatshirts, 7 slim pants, likes to play school, likes dolls, Frozen.
Female, age 7. Girls size 10/12 pants and shirts, likes dolls, makeup, fingernail polish, hair accessories.
Female, age 9. Girls size 10-12 yoga pants, shirts, pjs, crafts, painting and drawing, movies, music, books.
Female, age 8. Girls size 8-10 stretch pants, shirts, pjs, crafts, music, movies.
Male, age 5. Boys size 5T clothes, cartoons, any toys, cars, trucks.
Male, age 4. Boys size 4T clothes, cartoons, any toys, dinosaurs.
Female, age 30. Size 2XL sweatshirts, stretch pants, any kitchen items, books.
Male, age 31. Size 2XL sweatshirts, bath towels, any household items, loves hunting and fishing.
Male, age 10. Boys size 18-20/ Mens S pants, shirts, size 5 shoes, socks, underwear, any toys.
Male, age 8. Boys size 18-20/mens S pants, shirts, size 5 shoes, socks, underwear, any toys.
Male, age 4. Boys size 4T-5T pants, shirts, size 11 shoes, socks, underwear, any toys.
Female, age 32. Size M-L clothes.
Male, age 7. Boys size 10-12 long-sleeve shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, boys size 2 shoes, socks, any toys, books, Thomas Train.
Male, age 2. Size 18-36 month clothes, socks, size 7 baby shoes, noisy toys, books, Thomas Train.
Female, age 31. Size XL tops, size 15-16 jeans, pants.
Female, age 15. Candle, fuzzy socks, blanket
Male, age 14. Wireless speakers, socks
Female, age 35. Towels, anything chocolate, lotion, family board games.
Male, age 39. Blankets, wallet, body wash.