From staff reports
Additional families submitted applications for help on Friday, brining the total number of families in The Daily Statesman's Operation Santa program to 39.
Those who have an interest in adopting one of these families are asked to call The Daily Statesman at 624-4545 or come into the newspaper office at 133 S. Walnut St. in Dexter to obtain the names and further information on the family of choice.
Young mother with five children from five to 15 recently lost her husband. The family has no current income and is living with relatives. Clothing and specific toys are listed by mother. Family also needs towels and washing machine. This is a high need family.
Employees of The Daily Statesman will provide for this family. However, additional assistance with the many immediate needs of this family will be appreciated. The family has relocated to the area due to the untimely death of the father.
This is a new listing. Mom works part-time. Dad, a veteran, is unemployed at this time. Two girls, six and one year old, are in the home, along with a boy, 8. Mom says, "Anything is appreciated," and says the baby could use 18-mo. clothing.
A couple in Dexter has a two-year-old girl who needs a coat, size 2T clothing and size six shoes.
Adults also are in need of cleaning supplies, detergent, shampoo, and some adult clothing.
This single mom works full-time, but could use some help with toys and clothes for her son, 6, and her daughter, one year old. Anything that lights up or plays music is appreciated for the little one, and food and cleaning supplies would also be appreciated.
Carrillo's Martial Arts has adopted this family.
A grandmother is in need of help this Christmas for her four-year-old granddaughter. The young girl needs clothes, socks and has listed a few toys. They are also in need of cleaning supplies and laundry detergent.
An unemployed mother is reaching out for help this Christmas. Her eight-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son are asking for clothes and toys. The family is also requesting various household supplies.
A mother of one from Dudley is in need of a helping hand this Christmas season. Her nine-year-old son is asking for toys, fishing supplies and any St. Louis Cardinals items. He needs clothes and the family requests food and laundry supplies.
A single mother in Puxico is in need of help this year for her two children, a three-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl. They need clothes and have attached toy lists to their application. The family is also in need of cleaning supplies, silverware and food.