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Saratoga Christmas
Saratoga Christmas
~ Adopt-A-Family

 

Dear Friends:

It is that time of year!  The Giving Circle is teaming up once again with the Franklin Community Center to adopt Saratoga and Greenfield families in need this holiday season.  

You can really make a difference in a child's life this holiday season. Directions are below for participation - please spread the word to your friends and colleagues.

Thanks,
Karyl and Ron Maenza
Facilitators, Adopt-A-Family

Ron Deutsch
President
The Giving Circle, Inc.

Saratoga Christmas ~ Adopt-A-Family - 2013 Instructions
The Giving Circle, Inc. announces our annual effort to help families during the Holiday Season. We are again working with Franklin Community Center to help families in need in Saratoga County.

The holiday season is a time of festivities and gift giving, warmth, and wishes of peace & goodwill for all on earth. But, as we all know, this can also be a particularly hard time of year for families. More families than ever find themselves struggling just to get by.

Please consider reaching out to a special family or a child, by providing gifts for them this holiday season.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARTICIPATION:

  1. Please contact us at info@thegivingcircle.org and let us know which family you would like to adopt.
  2. Please be advised, the list we provide you with are only suggestions. By no means should you feel it necessary to purchase every item on the list.
  3. Please deliver gifts unwrapped. If you would like, you may provide wrapping supplies.
  4. Please label gifts with the family number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.
  5. Please bring all donations to Franklin Community Center, Monday – Friday, 9am - 4pm. As soon as the gifts arrive at the Franklin Community Center, the families are contacted and invited to come pick up their presents. We encourage you to deliver your donations as soon as possible to ease the distribution of gifts to the families.  The final time for drop-off of gifts is 4pm on Monday, December 9th. 
  6. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us via email or phone at 518-469-6769.

OR: We also welcome contributions that we will use to purchase gifts/gift cards for a selected family. Donations for your adopted family may be sent to The Giving Circle, Inc. P.O. Box 3162 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, or online through Network For Good. Please indicate the family # from the list below, or if you would like it to go where most needed. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

--------------------------------------------- Available Families --------------------------------------------------

 All Families have now been adopted.
Thank you all for your generous support to these families.

------------------------------------------------ Adopted Families --------------------------------------------

Family Number: G1-- Adopted
Autumn, 4 year old girl
School clothes-girls’ 4T; Pretend-play dress-up shoes and clothes, (shoe size10); Beanbag chair; princess TV tray; play kitchen set of dishes and food (no teapots); knock-off American Girl Doll clothes and pony; a walking, talking, moving dog; Barbies (no princesses); Disney Princess DVD's (Sleeping Beauty, Little Mermaid, Snow White); coloring books, puzzles, crafts, Crayola Crayon Making Machine.

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

 

Family Number: G8: -- Adopted
Emmalynn, 5 year old girl
Pants(no jeans)/shirts–girls’ 7/8; snow boots-shoe size 1; gloves;  Likes coloring, beads, crafts, Play Dough, Barbie accessories, play jewelry, hair things, My Little Ponies, Monster High, and Doc McStuffins .

Landon, 4 year old boy
Coat-boys’ 5T; gloves; snow boots- size 12; Likes crafts, Legos, boats, airplanes; Monsters Inc, Scooby Doo, and Spiderman. Likes to play restaurant.

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

 

Family Number: G10 -- Adopted
Courtney, 13 year old girl
Shirts-girls’ med, pants (skinny jeans) junior 3 or women’s 4; Joe Boxer med; charm bracelet, art supplies, earrings, necklace (birthstone November), favorite color is neon green.

Abigail, 12 year old girl
Shirts-women’s XL, pants (jeans)-women’s 16, skinny jeans or stretchy pants (pink is favorite color)-size large, underwear, shoes -women’s 8.5; charm bracelet, art supplies, anything with her name on it, earrings, necklace (May birthstone, emerald).

Bridget, 6 year old girl
Pants (stretchy pants)-girls’ large, shirts- girls’ large, shoes- size 1, underwear-size 8; play make-up, lip gloss; pillow with flashlight in it; baby dolls, American Girl-like doll with blonde hair; art supplies, play computer; kitchen set; favorite color is purple.

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

 

Family Number: G11 -- Adopted
Madison, 6 year old girl
Shirts-girls’ 10/12, jeans- girls’-10 plus, boots and sneakers- girls’ size 4; Girls’ 20 inch bike; doll stroller, doll high chair, doll car seat, doll back-pack carrier, dollhouse, kitchen set; Monopoly, Candyland, Connect-Four; puzzles, books; Barbies, Cabbage Patch Kid, S’mores cooker for camping; flashlight, glow sticks.

Kaleb, 12 year old boy
Straight jeans-boys’-16 regular, t-shirts-men’s small, coat and hoodies-men’s medium, sneakers/boots-men’s size 10;  luggage set; Axe body wash; Scooter, football; Lego sets, snow cone maker; camping chair, flashlight; remote control boat; Black-light Lava Lamp.

Izzac, 12 year old boy
Loose jeans-men’s 36x30, t-shirts, coat, and hoodies-men’s XL. Lego sets, Lava Lamp, alarm  clock; camping radio, baseball bat and ball with stand (He is in a wheelchair).

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

 

Family Number: G13  -- Adopted
Keithan, 6 year old boy
Shirts/pants/pj's-boys’ 6, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Matchbox cars, DS Games, Legos,  Hot Wheels Wall Tracks, Cliff Hanger Shark Escape Playset, Disney ears, Handy Mandy items.

Zackery, 5 year old boy
Shirts/pants/pj's-boys’ 6/7; 18" bike; preschool transformers, Hot Wheels Wall Tracks, Disney cars, Handy Mandy items, Toy Story items, DS games, Vtech Switch and Go Dinosaurs.

Etta, 3 year old girl
Pants/shirts-girls’ 5T, shoes and boots-9 toddler, snowpants and jacket 5T; 12" bike; Doc McStuffins Doctor Bag Playset, Doc McStuffins Doll and other items; Strawberry Shortcake cake, cash register; FurReal Friends; Mommy Look I can Swim Doll; My Little Pony items.

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

 

Family Number: G14  -- Adopted
Matthew, 5 year old boy
Pants-boys’ 3T slim or with tabs, shirts, hoodies–boys 4T, socks, boots and shoes-size 11, winter jacket and snow pants-boys’ 4T, winter hat and gloves; matchbox cars, wrestling figures, football and football cards, cars, trucks, hop and bounce ball.

Aubrey, 2 year old girl
Winter jacket/shirts-girls’ 3T, pants –girls’2T, shoes/boots-size 7, winter hat and gloves; baby dolls, doll stroller, FurReal Friend Cuddly Monkey; Mickey and Minnie Mouse items.

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

 

Family Number: G17 -- Adopted
Adam, 6 year old boy
Pants-boys’  8, long sleeved shirts-boys’ 8, Scooby Doo items; Avengers toys, DS games: Thor; Pac-Man; an acoustic guitar.

Alexis, 4 year old girl
Pants-girls’ 6X, long sleeve shirts girls’ 6/8; Barbie house/dolls/accessories, 18" doll clothes, 18" doll accessories; loves color purple.

Shelby, 9 year old girl
Pants-girls’ 8/10, boots-size 3; My Lift 18" doll @ Walmart, clothes for doll; jewelry crafts, Monster High accessories.

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

 

Family Number: G18 -- Adopted
Aaron, 3 year old boy
Shirts–boys’ 5T, pants/pj's-boys’ 4T; Leap Pad Explore 2 games; cars/trucks; coloring books; age appropriate books; Mickey Mouse items.

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

 

Family Number: G19 -- Adopted
Oriona, 8 year old girl
Snow pants and coat-girls’ 7/8, snow boots size 1, art and craft set, Monster High items, baby doll set, hair accessories, board games.

Chasity, 6 year old girl
DocMcStuffins items; Sofia the First items; board games, soccer ball, art and craft sets.

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

 

Family Number: G20  -- Adopted
Kayley, 4 year old girl
Pants/shirts-girls’ 5T, snowpants and coat girls’ 5T, snowboots-size 11, mittens and hats, underwear, socks; learning toys, Dora Explorer items, Doc McStuffin items; Princess Sofia the First items.

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

 

Family Number: G21 -- Adopted
Mia, 12 year old girl
Shirts-Junior medium, pants-Junior size 1, shoes 8.5; manicure sets, bath products, make up.

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

 

Family Number: G22  -- Adopted
Sierra, 7 year old girl
Pj's-girls’ 7/8, dress boots-size 13; jewelry, hair ties, FurReal Cat, reading books for 2nd grade
 
Jada, 5 year old girl
Pj's-girls’ 5/6, dress boots size 11, FurReal Monkey, Baby Alive, big baby that cries; reading books.

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

 

Family Number: G23 -- Adopted
Shawn, 13 year old boy
Shirts-men’s large, active wear pants/sweats-men’s medium, sneakers-size 13, Boxers-men’s medium, socks-size 13; Yankees merchandise; Lego City sets.

Cameron, 7 year old girl
Pants/shirts-girls’ 14-16, snowboots-size 4, underwear-girls’ 16, Barbies; Littlest Pet Shop toys/houses; Lalaloopsy dolls; loves pink and purple.

Damian, 5 year old boy
Underwear–boys’ 6/8, sneakers/boots -size 11 1/2, socks -size 12; Wooden Thomas the Train, Beyblades, Hot Wheels cars/racetrack, Batman items, Spiderman items.

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

 

Family Number: G24 -- Adopted
Natalie, 8 year old girl
Winter jacket and snowpants-girls’ 12/14, snowboots-girls’ size 3; arts and craft kits; Monster High books; Justin Beiber Xmas CD; Flutterby Flying fairy doll; Hedbanz Board Game; hair assessories.

Kaeleigh 5 year old girl
Winter jacket and snowpants-girls’ 5T, snowboots-size 10 toddler; Doc McStuffins Operation Game; coloring/story books; letter/number tracing books; anything Dora the Explorer; doll stroller.

Hunter, 3 year old boy
Pants and shirts–boys’ 4T; Thomas the Train; dinosaurs; cars/Disney cars, Disney Planes; Hop and Bounce Ball, Monsters U toys,

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

 

Family Number: G25 -- Adopted
Alex, 12year old boy
Winter boots-size 7 1/2, sneakers-size 7 1/2, winter gloves, winter coat-boys’ 14/16, snowpants-boys’ 16, Giant/Yankee sweatshirts-boys’ 16; no tag underwear- Men’s small, socks; Xbox Hunting Game, sled.

Paige, 9year old girl
Snowpants-girls’ 10, dresses-girls’ 8, winter boots and shoes-girls’ 2,hat and gloves; sled; American Girl Doll items; Loves pink/purple, a girly girl!

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

 

 Family Number: G26 -- Adopted
Jasmine, 14 year old girl
Pj's-women’s medium, Ugg-like boot-tan size 11, bras-36C; Demi Lovato and One Direction Cd's; hoop earrings, singing game for Wii, bath items.

Jordan, 10 year boy
Pj's- boys’ medium, socks, workboots-size 7 1/2, fitted Giants/Yankee baseball cap; Eminem Cd; football, football game for Wii.

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

 

Family Number: G27 -- Adopted
Landon, 3 year old boy
Batman playhouse, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Musical toys, anything Power Rangers and Diego

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

 

Family Number: G51 -- Adopted
Isaias, 12 year old boy
Long sleeved t-shirts-boys’ 14, sport pants-boys’ 14, socks, sweater-boys’ large, sneakers-size 6, Nerf toys; baseball glove/bat.

Irene, 9 year old girl
Fancy dress-girls’ medium, jeans/pants girls’ 12, shoes-girls’ size 4; child's ice cream maker,
art kit; rubber band kit; Barbies.

Maria, 4 year old girl
Leggings/dresses-girls’ 7, underwear-girls’ 7; Hello Kitty clothes; Disney My Princess World Storybook and Activity Set; Hello Kitty doll; Princess Fantasy Notebook Laptop (toy).

Israel, 2 year old boy
Pants/sweatshirts/shirts-boys’ 4T, sneakers-boys’ size 9, underwear-boys’ 4, socks; tractor toys, animal farms, puzzles, blocks.

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

 

Family Number: G52 -- Adopted
Cassidy, 14 year old girl
Jeans-women’s 16, long sleeve shirts-women’s 1X, shoes-size 9; hair straightener, makeup/nail polish; Cd player; head phones; Kelly Clarkson and Selena Gomez Cd's.

Courtney, 12 year old girl
Jeans-girls’12, long sleeve shirt-girls’ 14/16, dress shoes-size 6; make up kit/nail polish, Hedbanz Board Game; fun weave bracelet kit; Luke Bryan Cd.

Carly, 9 year old girl
Winter coat-girls’ 10, long sleeve shirt-girls’ 10, sneakers size 3; coloring books, puzzles, books; Monster High doll,  Barbies.

Caden, 7 year old boy
Long sleeve shirt-boys’ 7, sneakers size 1; skateboard/helmet; anything Spiderman; puzzles, coloring books, arts and crafts.

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

 

 Family Number: G75 -- Adopted
John, 12 year old boy
Clothing-shirts, sweatpants, pj's-men’s med/large; socks; Loves Green Bay Packers (helmet?) John is 5'4", weighs 120 lbs.

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

 

Family Number: G112 -- Adopted
Kiersten, 5 year old girl
Snowpants, coat, pjs-girls’ 6, mittens; play school items; Full House DVDs; baby doll items; likes pink glittery and zebra print patterns.

Logan, 3 year old boy
Snowpants, hat, mittens, pj's; racecars; trains; trucks/tractor; farm house.

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

 

Family Number: G113 -- Adopted
Tyrone, 11 year old boy
Jeans-men’s 36x30, long sleeved shirts-men’s medium; snowpants 36x30-men’s medium, boots-size 9½; WWE Wrestling and Action Figures; chapter books (grade 6).

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

Family Number: G114 -- Adopted
Paul, 5 year old boy
Snowsuit-boys’10; shirts/pants/boxers-boys’ 7, hat, gloves; shoe-size 2; race cars, Scooby Doo DVDs; Sponge Bob SquarePants items.

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

 

Family Number: G115 -- Adopted
Ethan, 6 year old boy
Winter coat, shirts/pants–boys’ 6; winter boots-size 1; puzzles; cars/trucks; board games; educational games.

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

 

Family Number: G123 -- Adopted
Isabella, 6 year old girl
Winter Coat- bright colors, footed PJ's-girls’ 10/12; sneakers-Ssze 2 youth; Pillow Pet (Light Up Dragon or Butterfly); Monster High Dolls; Peter Pan Pirate Ship from Jake and the Never Land Pirates; arts and crafts supplies.

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

 

Family Number: G126 -- Adopted
Sierra, 9 year old girl
Jeans and shirts, leggings–girls’ 12, Dress Boots-size 4 youth; bicycle.

Gabrielle, 6 year old girl
Jeans and shirts, leggings–girls’ 8; dress boots-size 1 youth; bicycle.

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

Family Number: G127 -- Adopted
Hailey, 8 year old girl
Snowpants, winter coat-girls’10/12; winter boots-size 4 youth; Lego Friends; Monster High Dolls; Barbie Make-Up Artist; Orbeez Luxury Spa; Pitch Perfect DVD; fun Duct Tape; Furby Boom; Uncle Milton "Night Sky in my Room".

Anthony, 4 year old boy
Snow Pants, winter coat, winter clothes-5T; winter boots–boys’ 10; Leap Pad Mr. Pencil Game; Leap Frog Reader Books; Micro Chargers Light Racers Track; Disney Planes DVD.

Brody, 4  year old boy
Snow Pants, winter coat, winter clothing-boys’ 5T;  RC Baha Extreme; Leap Frog Reader Books; Leap Pad Games; Monsters University DVD; Hot Wheels Wall Track.

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

Family Number: G132 -- Adopted
Jasmine, 14 year old girl
Pink Camouflage Jacket-women's medium; Footie PJ's -women's large; bright/patterned socks; Basketball; Hello Kitty items, Austin Mahone poster.

John, 12 year old boy
Right-handed Baseball Glove; Baseball Bat Bag;  Wipeout (xBox 360), Fast and the Furious 6 DVD; anything camouflage; water gun.

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

Family Number: G136 -- Adopted
Sakara, 9 year old girl
Pants/Shirts-girl's 8/10) underwear-boys’ shorts-size 8; sneakers-size 2 youth, Ugg Boots (or comparable)-size 2 youth; Monster High dolls, nail polish, play make-up; arts and crafts supplies, Disney DVDs.

Jerdyn, 6 year old boy
Pants with elastic waist-boys’ 8, sneakers-size 2 youth; remote control car, PS3 Games, arts and crafts supplies; Disney Movies; balls, board games.

*Please label gifts with Family Number. If there are multiple bags/boxes, please label each with ‘1 of …’ so we know how many packages go to each family.

 

 

 

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