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November 22, 2012

Families available for 'adoption' this holiday


GOSHEN — Single mom has surgery, can’t work

Family 70 is a single mom with two kids, who had surgery and has not been able to work. She feels really hopeless because she can not provide the type of Christmas her children really deserve. She hopes that someone will look after her and the children this Christmas season. Laura is 13. She hopes that someone will provide gifts that she can love. Daniel is 18 and knows that Christmas is for the younger ones but hopes that Santa might bring him something too.


Single mom suffers severe illness

Family 75 is single mom with two children, one of whom is a young adult. Mom became very ill in February. This illness made it impossible for her to work and she had to quit. Her son was getting in trouble and she found she needed to stay home with him and take care of him full time. Mom just wants her son to experience a little bit of Christmas happiness. Jonathon is 13. He really hopes that Santa might bring him an I-Pod.

Single mom on disability

Family No. 87 is a single mom with 3 kids who receives disability income. She is grateful to receive food stamps and Section 8 housing to help her out. Fourteen-year-old Leann is hoping for a monopoly game. She enjoys arts and crafts, and her favorite color is purple. Thirteen-year-old Mark is asking for Spiderman stuff, an Uno game, and his favorite color is blue. 9-year-old Laura likes Hello Kitty, Angry Birds, and is hoping for a Scrabble game. She likes pink.


Single mom unemployed

Family No. 90 is single mom raising 1 son. She is not working currently, and barely gets by on her child support and food stamps. She is hoping for a little help for her son to have a good Christmas. Nine-year-old Allen is asking for match box cars, any kind of action figures, and likes to read (books for 9-12-year-olds).


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Last weekend (July 12) the Goshen Parks Department held its Kid’s Try-athlon to promote childhood fitness and this week (July 18) the new bicycle trail is open to the fairgrounds in Goshen, offering residents a healthy way to get to the annual agriculture exposition. Have you joined the local fitness movement?

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