'Adopt a Family' offers Christmas ass...

'Adopt a Family' offers Christmas assistance

There are 272 comments on the Farmside story from Oct 12, 2008, titled 'Adopt a Family' offers Christmas assistance. In it, Farmside reports that:

Starting Tuesday, Oct. 14, applications will be taken for The Salvation Army "Adopt a Family" program.

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Jessica

Medina, NY

#124 Oct 24, 2009
I am 24 and a mother of 3. My son is almost 7, My daughter is 4, My baby Michael is 5 months. I have a parttime job, but with the economy i dont get many hours and my husband has been out of work for a long time. My bills are just way to high, and much rather pay them, then be homeless.. I really dont know how im going to provide my children a christmas and this really disapoints me. if anyone out there could help my family it would be really appreciated. I live in lewiston maine. you can email me at [email protected]
Cheyenna

Alden, NY

#125 Oct 27, 2009
I have a one year old. I am on disability and dont have that much money. My sons father has not been able to find a job.He has a 4 year old that we also have to buy for. I pay $465 for rent so by the time rent and all the other bills are paid i really dont have the money. It really hurts because i promised myself that when i had a child he was going to have everything that i never did. But im afaird that i will not be able to give him the christmas that i want to. Please help i live in lewiston, Me
amanda

Nashville, TN

#126 Nov 2, 2009
hi im a mom with a 24month old son and we came from abused past last year my son didnt get any thing from me for christmas,,i had know money at all know help from anyone,and this year i would like him to have a great one we had too live in a shelter cuz we had know where too go after i left my ex for abusing me,,so if any one can help me that would be great,,an thanks
amanda

Nashville, TN

#127 Nov 2, 2009
hi im a mom with a 24month old son and we came from abused past last year my son didnt get any thing from me for christmas,,i had know money at all know help from anyone,and this year i would like him to have a great one we had too live in a shelter cuz we had know where too go after i left my ex for abusing me,,so if any one can help me that would be great,,and i remeber crying every nite because i had nothing too give him it hurt so bad knowing he has nothing 4 christmas
shameaca love-phillips

United States

#128 Nov 3, 2009
Hello I am a young single mom of a 3 yr old. I really need help for christmas this year. I don't know what to do. I been calling places and been searching online for sourse. Time is running out. I just want my lilttle one to hav a merry christmas finally.
Lisa

AOL

#129 Nov 7, 2009
Hi, I am a mother of 3. My husband has been out of work for over a year, due to illness, I am going to school and trying to work part-time, but we are not making ends meet. Without some help my kids will not have a christmas this year. They are 11, 13, & 15, so they are old enough to understand, but I would love to have something under the tree for them on Christmas morning! I live in Jefferson, ME. and I am willing to travel. You can contact me at [email protected] Thank you! Merry Christmas!
shannon

Lyme, NH

#130 Nov 8, 2009
i am a mom of 3 14,10 and 8 2 older girls and a little boy.we are on a very fixed income 700 month rent is 600 so no money left over for christmas sizes are 5/6 womens med/lg shirts shoe 8 1/2 shoe 12/14 girls shoe 4,10/12 boys shoe 3. they do have in order as above a psp and 2 ds lites no games my oldest is into music anything in the top 40 jewlery cheap kind makeup wants a skateboard my 10 yr old is into barbie and princeses my son anything transformers thank you for any help im in augusta maine

Since: Nov 09

AOL

#131 Nov 8, 2009
I found another website where you could ask for assistance as well. It is www.2hands.org
TaShawn Williams

United States

#132 Nov 10, 2009
HELLO MY NAME IS TASHAWN,
I AM A SINGLE MOTHER OF TWO CHILDREN AN 11YR OLD SON,AND 10YR OLD DAUGHTER. I AM CURRENTLY EMPLOYED AT THE BEST WESTERN STERLING INN, LOCATED HERE IN STERLING HEIGHTS,MI. I AM ALSO A FULL-TOME STUDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX STUDYING TO GET MY ASSOCIATES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE. LATELY I HAVE BEEN CATCHING IT, BUT FOR EVERY KICK I'VE RECIEVED I STILL SOMEHOW MANAGE TO MAKE IT THRU. MY HOURS HAVE DECREASED I AM MAINLY SURVIVING OFF OF MY CHILDREN'S DISABILITY BENEFITS. MY FAMILY WAS JUST HOMELESS WHEN WE MOVE INTO OUR HOME IN DECEMBER I WILL HAVE TO BUY HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS. THEY ARE HAPPY WE'RE MOVING INTO OUR OWN HOME BUT NOT EXCITED THAT THEIR CHRISTMAS MAY BE LIMITED. I WAS JUST CALLED OFF THREE DAYS THIS WEEK, OUR HOTEL HADN'T SOLD THAT MANY ROOMS. I'M TRULY AFRAID OF HOW MUCH WORSE THE BUSINESS WILL BECOME UP UNTIL CHRISTMAS. I'M JUST HOPING AND PRAYING THAT MY FINANCIAL AIDE DISBUSREMENT IS ISSUED TO ME BEFORE THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY. [email protected]
1concernedmommy

Los Banos, CA

#133 Nov 11, 2009
I just wanted to say that i a first time parent who loves my daughter dearly and will take the clothes of my back for my daughter and always makes sure my daughter has what she needs to the best of my ability but this year, i want to do something special for my daughter and cant and i get frustrated and scared. My daughter is 18mos and i want to know if anybody can tell me where i can get help this year for christmas so my daughter can have a fresh kick started year with the things that she needs. Email me @ [email protected], if you can help us and to know more... I would really appreciate the help im really trying to do things for my daughter to help her have a healthy child hood and keep her satisfied and i would really appreciate the help, thank you so much

Since: Nov 09

Kansas City, MO

#134 Nov 11, 2009
Hello, I am a single mom in KC MO, of 3 kids, boys: 14 & 8, & a girl 10. I am going to College but I have been laid off for a while & with all the layoffs its been hard trying to find a job, as many of the people on here are finding out. My kids arent asking for much. My 2 youngest believe in Santa, they say "Mama its ok if you cant give us something for Christmas cuz Santas bringing us a few things". My oldest knows that people dress up as Santa just to give from their heart. It hurts to know that I cant get them anything for Christmas. Im not looking for alot but If anyone can help my children for Christmas, I would greatly apprieciate it. If you can help please email me @ [email protected] I know theres a lot of people needing help, and for those that are needing the help God Bless and Hope that all of your prayers are answered!

Since: Nov 09

Kansas City, MO

#135 Nov 11, 2009
Happy Holidays to everyone & God Bless!
Shree

Seattle, WA

#136 Nov 13, 2009
Hi all, well it looks like there are a lot of people out here that are finding it difficult this christmas season. I am a single mom with two wonderful children 9 and 11. I am in my fourth year of a clinical psychologist doctoral program. My ex husband left me with no resources and through student loans I have just enough to pay for the necissities. I know that by sacrificing now I will be able to provide financial security for my family, but it is just making it to that point. My focus in school is woman and refugees with Post traumatic stress disorder and I have been able to help many survivors and look to continue this work. I am not one to ask for hand outs, but to be able to give my children a christmas I will do want I need to do. In a year and half I will have completed my program and will be able to give back to others. So,if there is any willing to help this christmas I would be truly gratefully, please email me at [email protected] Thank you so much for your consideration and have a wonderful day and happy holiday season.
Rhonda

Spring Hill, FL

#137 Nov 16, 2009
I hate having to ask for any help, but me and my husband have 5 children and are both in our mid 20's. I have been a sahm since the beginning, but my huaband has always worked, well he just recently (about 4 months ago) took a huge pay cut of 20%, then we just found out 2 days ago that this job is ending in 3 weeks and it will be a few months before anything else comes along, so we have really been struggling this year and just want to be able to do a little something for christmas. If you could help out it would be greatly appreciated, we live in the Valrico area and we have an 11 yr. girl, 9 yr. old boy, 4 yr. old boy, 2 yr. old girl, and a 9 month old girl. My email address is [email protected] Thank you
mother in need

Memphis, TN

#138 Nov 16, 2009
hi, my name is lisa i have 2 great girls one is 7 and one is 20. my huband and i really need help with christmas this year. i found out in may i have cervical cancer and my husband works but with taking me back and forth to the doctors his hours are cut back. last week are car broke down they said the motor is bad. we now have to pay someone to take my husband to work because there is no bus or taxi's here and we have to pay bills. i am so worried my kids won't have christmas the way things are going. my 20 year old understands but my 7 year old won't if there is anyone out there to help us please let me know, if anyone could say a prayer for us that would be nice. thanks for taking the time for reading this and god bless everyone of you. my email address is [email protected]
mother in need

Memphis, TN

#139 Nov 16, 2009
i'm the mother in need i live tennessee not fairport, ny thank you

Since: Nov 09

AOL

#140 Nov 20, 2009
Hi, my name is Lisa. I live in Jefferson, ME. I have three great kids, they are 11,13,& 15. I am going to school full time and my husband has been out of work per doctors orders for a year and a half. He is fighting for disability, but we were told we won't hear anything until after the first of the new year. I am eating my pride here by asking for help. I have been on the other side and helped other families in the past, and I am learning first hand how they must have felt having to ask for help. If anyone is able to offer my children a gift for Christmas, please contact me @ [email protected]

“My Two Cents”

Since: Nov 09

Waukesha, Wisconsin

#141 Nov 20, 2009
Hello! My name is Jim and I live in Mt. Gilead, Ohio. My wife Lori and I have 4 kids. Lori was just laid off from her job and I'm working a full-time job and barely making ends meet. I'm in a situation where I have to figure out how to pay our electric bill so our kids can have a Christmas this year. We're a very low-income family who believes in hard work, but unfortunately the job market isn't cooperating with us. I've been trying to keep food on the table for my family...and in doing so, our rent and electric has suffered. I'm worried that soon we won't have shelter over our heads. My wife and I don't have family to turn to for help. Truthfully, I was hesitant about putting this post on here, but after reading everyone elses posts, I know that many others are in need of help too. If anyone can lend us a helping hand this Christmas, it would be an extreme blessing. Our e mail address is: [email protected]
SingleDaddyOfNew bornBaby

El Cajon, CA

#142 Nov 29, 2009
Hello Im A Single Father Of A 6 Month Old Baby And Am Pending SSI And Currently On State Assistance Until Then, I Feel Really Low Asking For Help On Here Considering She Wont Really Remember Her First Christmas But I Need Clothes And Food For Her Like No Other. I Never Expected To Be Raising Her Alone But To Each There Own Issues. If Anyone Knows Of Anywhere In San Diego I Can Get Christmas Gifts For Her Consisting Of Clothes And Baby Food I Would REALLY REALLY REALLY Appreciate It. I Get Food Help From The State But Its Limited And I Usually Feed Her Before Myself, Many Times Going Without. And Going Through The Little Diapers I Afford Even Faster. I Appreciate Anything Anyone Finds, As I Will Continue Looking Myself! Thanks! And MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Brandi Gimmey

AOL

#143 Nov 29, 2009
We just moved to Ypsilanti, MI. I am in great need of help. We fought with Wayne County for four months to try to get some help. We were evicted from our last place because of DHS dragging their heels. We now live in a mobile home which needs a lot of TLC, but we are more interested in help for our four children.
NICOLE, age 11; (girl) Likes and wants: science stuff, Beanie Babies, MP3 player - sizes: Pants - 10, Shirts - 14, Shoes - 3 ½, Underwear - 10.
ASHLEY, age 10; (girl) Likes and wants: MP3 player, Hanna Montana Movie, Anything Pigs - sizes: Pants - 8, Shirts - 12/14, Shoes - 2 ½, Underwear - 8.
CORI JOE, age 8; (girl)Likes and wants: My Little Pet Shop. Puzzles, Paintings - Sizes: Pants - 6, Shirts - 12, Shoes - 1 ½, Underwear - 6.
DAYTON, age 7; (boy) Likes and wants: Transformers, CARS, Trains, Car track, Dinosaurs
Sizes: Pants - 6, Shirts - 12, Shoes - 1 ½, Underwear - 8.
We can also use some basics like pots & pans, lamps, curtains, coffee pot, plastic for windows, kitchen flooring, blankets a toilet, some lumber for repairs and firewood.
You can contact my mother at [email protected], please put “Gimmey’s help” in the subject line.

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