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Adopt-A-Family aims to help 90 local residents

November 20, 2011

By COLLEEN MCCARTHY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

Residents, churches, civic groups, school groups and individuals can help 90 local families have a merry Christmas through Starkville’s 2011 Adopt-A-Family Program.
The Adopt-A-Family Program is coordinated by Helping Hands Ministries of Oktibbeha County under the guidance of the United Way of North Central Mississippi and assistance of the Starkville Junior Auxiliary and Starkville Daily News.
“The AAF program gives Starkville area residents an opportunity to show their caring spirit to families less fortunate than themselves. Those who have adopted a family in the past report that it truly is more blessed to give than receive,” Nan Donohoe, who is helping coordinate the program, said.
This year, there are 90 families whose needs have been certified and referred to the Adopt-a-Family by professional counselors, social workers and other professionals working for the Mississippi Department of Education or the Mississippi Health Department.
No additional families are being accepted for this year’s program.
The family listings will be published in Starkville Daily News beginning today, and updated listings will be published regularly as adoptions take place or until the deadline passes.
The Junior Auxiliary is providing toys to those individuals and families (not groups or churches) adopting families with children ages 12 and under through its Toy Box program.
The Friends of the Starkville Public Library is also encouraging those making adoptions to consider giving books as gifts.
Individuals and organizations wishing to adopt a family may do so at the United Way offices on the third floor of the Regions Bank main office from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Nov. 28-Dec. 2.
The list includes:
u one adult female, age 67.
u one adult female, age 38; two boys, both age 10.
u one adult female, age 22; one boy, age 10 mos.
u two adult females, ages 76, 27; one girl, age 11; two boys ages 11, 5.
u one adult female, age 40; three girls, ages 16, 8 and 7 mos.
u one adult female, age 34; two girls, ages 11, 4.
u one adult female, age 21; one boy, age 1.
u one adult female; three boys, ages 10, 12 and 13; two girls ages 7, 8.
u one adult female, age 47; one adult male, age 19; one boy, age 13.
u one adult female, age 34; three boys, ages 14, 12, 10.
u one adult female, age 36; one boy, age 17; one girl, age 14.
u one adult female, age 30; one boy, age 9; three girls, ages 13, 10, 8.
u two adult females, ages 40, 60; one boy, age 1.
u one adult female, age 24, two boys, ages 2, 3; two girls, ages 6, 9.
u one adult female, age 33; one boy, age 15; three girls, ages 14, 13, 11.
u one adult female; three girls, ages 13, 11, 9.
u one adult female, age 21, one girl, age 1; one boy, age 16.
u two adult females; five girls, ages 18, 12, 11, 10, 5; three boys, ages 6, 5, 1.
u one adult female, age 28; 3 girls ages 11, 9, 7.
u one adult female, age 32; 4 girls, ages 17, 11, 10, 5; 1 boy, age 1.
u one adult female, age 39, one girl, age 11.
u one adult female, age 32; two girls, ages 10, 6; two boys, ages 3, 12.
u one adult male, age 46.
u one adult female, age 29; three girls, ages 17, 6, 1; one boy, age 2.
u one adult female; one girl, age 10; one boy, age 11.
u one adult female, age 33; three girls, ages 15, 11, 6; three boys, ages 12, 7, 5.
u one adult female, age 23; one girl, age 15 mos.; two boys, ages 4, 1 mo.
u one adult female, age 29; two girls, ages 7, 7; two boys, ages 10, 3.
u one adult female, age 28; one girl, age 5.
u one adult female, age 27; three girls, ages 12, 9, 5.
u one adult female, age 25; two girls, ages 3,1; one boy, age 10 mos.
u one adult female, age 30; one boy, age 9.
u one adult female, age 30; three boys, ages 9, 8, 3 mos.
u one adult female, age 23, two girls, ages 7, 3; one boy, age 5.
u one adult female, age 41; one boy, age 14; one girl, age 12.
u one adult female, age 25; three boys, ages 3, 2, 1.
u two adult females. ages 47, 21; one girl, age 13.
u one adult female; one girl, age 7.
u one adult female, age 22; two girls, ages 1 year and 3 mos.
u one adult female, age 63; one girl, age 3; two boys, ages 14, 7.
u one elderly adult female.
u one adult female, age 24; one adult male, age 28; three girls, ages 6, 4, 1; two boys, ages 9, 2.
u one adult female, age 58.
u one adult female; one girl, age 15 mos.; three boys, ages 7, 6, 3.
u one adult female, age 82.
u one adult female, age 41; one adult male, age 20; one girl, age 11; one boy, age 14.
u one adult female, age 24; one girl, age 3; one boy, age 6.
u one adult female, age 88.
u one adult female, age 30; three boys, ages 16, 15, 12.
u one adult female, age 77.
u one adult female, age 24; two girls, ages 8, 3, 1.
u one adult female, age 41; two girls, ages 14, 17 mos.; one boy, age 12.
u one adult female, age 78.
u two adult males, age 87.
u one adult female, age 71.
u one adult male, age 54.
u one adult female; one girl, age 12; three boys, ages 10, 11, 4.
u one adult female, age 31; two girls, ages 11, 3.
u one adult female, age 57.
u one adult female, age 75.
u one adult female, age 31; one girl, age 6; one boy, age 14.
u one adult female; three boys, age 11.
u one adult female, age 48; two adult males, ages 52, 19; two girls, ages 13, 9; two boys, ages 18, 17.
u one adult female, age 38; two boys, ages 10, 9 mos.
u one adult female; two girls, ages 8, 8 mos.; one boy, age 10.
u one boy, age 12.
u one adult female, age 26; one adult male, age 28; three girls, ages 9, 8, 2 mos.; one boy, age 6.
u one adult female; four boys, ages15, 6, 5, 4.
u one adult female age 39; three girls, ages 17, 14, 4; one boy, age 11.
u one adult female, age 44; four girls, ages 17, 13, 11, 9; one boy, age 3.
u one adult female, age 62; one adult male, age 50.
u one adult female; two girls, ages 10, 9; one boy, ages 11.
u one adult female; three girls, ages 12, 8, 8.
u one adult female, age 57; two boys, ages 18, 14; one girl, age 11.
u one adult female, age 67.
u one adult female, age 20; one boy, age 2.
u one adult female, age 27; one girl, age 5; two boys, age 12, 10; baby due January.
u one adult female.
u one adult female, age 28; one adult male, age 29; two girls, ages 2 mos., 2 mos.
u one adult female, age 43; two girls, ages 18, 13; two boys, ages 13, 10.
u one adult female, age 33, one adult male, ages 33; four boys, ages 14, 10, 9, 4.
u one adult female, age 34; two adult males, ages 42, 20; three girls, ages 18, 2, 4 mos.; one boy, age 14.
u two adult females, both age 59.
u one adult female, age 31, one girl, age 4; three boys, ages 16, 11, 1.
u one adult female, age 29; three girls, ages 13, 5, 2.
u one adult female, age 29; one girl, age 8 mos.; one boy, age 6.
u two adult females, ages 33, 19; four girls, ages 16, 9, 6, 1; two boys, ages 10, 5.
u one elderly female.
u one boy, age 17.
u one adult female, age 20; two girls, ages 3, 10 mos.; one boy, age 5.

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