Adopt-A-Family

adopt-a-child-presents

“Something you want. Something you need.
Something to wear. Something to read.”

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: Please contact us rkmaenza@earthlink.net and let us know which family you would like to adopt. Be sure to include your full name your postal address and a contact telephone number. Gift guidelines: All gifts $50 or less. No electronic gifts. Gift cards limited to bookstores, movie theaters, bowling alleys, or similar venues; or small gift cards to MacDonalds, Plum Dandy’s, Ben and Jerry’s etc. where “after-school treats” can be purchased., Suggested total gift for each child – $100 – $150.

  1. 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.
  2. Please deliver gifts unwrapped. If you would like, you may provide wrapping supplies.
  3. 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.
  4. Please bring all donations to Franklin Community Center, Monday – Thursday 9am – 4pm; Friday – 9am – 2pm. 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 times for drop-off of gifts are Monday December 2nd – Friday, December 6th.
  5. Questions or concerns, please contact us via email: rkmaenza@earthlink.net or Telephone Karyl (518) 226-0242

We also welcome contributions that we will use to purchase gifts 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!

FAMILY PL-114

John: Boy, Age 11

Likes Fishing and riding bikes. Likes video games. Favorite color-Green
Size: Shirts and Pants-12/14; Shoes-5

Something you want: Lego sets; Microscope; Giant Wubble Bubble
Something you need: Socks ; Underwear (12/14); Twin-size sheets
Something to wear: Sweatshirts; Jeans; Sweatpants
Something to read: Diary of a Wimpy Kid-Book 2; Goosebumps; Fishing book

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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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FAMILY PL- 101 — Adopted

Daniel: Boy, Age 9

Likes baseball, trains, planes, trucks. Favorite color-Blue
Size: Shirts-Boys 14-16; Pants 10 Husky; Shoes-6.5

Something you want: Legos; Science kits; Baseball items
Something you need: Pants; Shirts; Shoes
Something to wear: Hoodies; Athletic Clothes; Jeans
Something to read: Books about stars, trains, planets

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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 PL-102 — Adopted

Keegan: Boy, Age 8

Likes baseball and basketball. Favorite color -Red
Size: Shirts-Boys 7-8; Pants- Boys 7-8; Shoes 1.5

Something you want: Baseball items; Pokemon cards; Legos
Something you need: Winter jacket-Boys 7-8; Winter boots; Jeans/sweatpants
Something to wear: Long sleeve shirts; Hoodies; Jeans/sweatpants
Something to read: Pokemon books; Baseball books; 2nd grade chapter books

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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 PL-103 — Adopted

Austin: Boy, Age 9

Likes to be outside. Likes to play games. Favorite color-Blue
Size: Shirts-Boys 8-10; Pants-Boys 12 slim, adjustable waist; Shoes-5

Something you want: Movies, Legos, Nerf items
Something you need: Twin sheets, Twin blankets, Pillows
Something to wear: Boots; Snowpants; Hats and Gloves
Something to read: Captain Underpants; Diary of a Wimpy Kid; Learning books

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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 PL-104 — Adopted

Kaylin: Girl, Age 6

Likes make-up and playing the guitar. Favorite color-Purple
Size: Shirts-Girls 7; Pants-Girls 7; Shoes-13

Something you want: Make-up kit; Barbies; Dolls
Something you need: Boots; Jacket; Snowpants
Something to wear: Socks; Gloves; Pajamas
Something to read: Reptile books; Animal books; Sea Creature Books

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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 PL-105 — Adopted

Bailey: Girl, Age 3

Likes Baby dolls and art; Favorite color-Blue
Size: Shirts-4T; Pants-4T; Shoes-4T

Something you want: Dolls; Barbies; Coloring items
Something you need: Winter boots; Jacket; Snowsuit
Something to wear: Socks; Gloves; Jeans
Something to read: ABC books; Counting/Number books; Color/Shape books

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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 PL-106 — Adopted

Riylegh: Girl, Age 7

Likes lip gloss. Likes ballet. Favorite color-blue
Size: Shirts-Girls 7; Pants-Girls 6; Shoes-1

Something you want: Barbies; LOL Dolls; Make-up Kit
Something you need: Winter boots; Jacket; Snowpants
Something to wear: Hat/Scarf; Gloves; Pajamas
Something to read: Disney books; Fairytale books; Chapter books-Grade2

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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 PL-107 — Adopted

Jade: Girl, Age 9

Likes art and singing. Favorite color-Blue
Size: Shirts-Girls 10-12; Pants-Girls 10-12; Shoes-1.5-2

Something you want: LOL Dolls; Jojo bows; Pillows
Something you need: Winter coat; Underwear; Socks/Hats/Gloves
Something to wear: Snowpants; Boots; Pajamas
Something to read: Harry Potter books; Junie B. Jones books; Babysitters Club books

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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 PL-109 — Adopted

Rick: Boy. Age 8

Likes being outside, cars and music. Favorite color-Green
Size: Shirts-Boys 10-12; Pants Boys 10-12; Shoes-4Y

Something you want: Army guys; Remote control vehicle; Dinosaurs
Something you need: Winter Jacket; Zip-up hoodies; Shirts or Pajamas
Something to wear: Zip-up hoodies; T-shirts; Shorts
Something to read: Goosebumps books; Funny books; Lego books

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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 PL-108 — Adopted

Mason: Boy, Age 7

Likes art and building. Favorite color-blue
Size: Shirts-Boys 7-8; Pants-Boys 7-8; Shoes 13-1

Something you want: Cars; Trains; Star Wars figures
Something you need: Socks; Underwear(7-8); Winter Coat
Something to wear: Boots; Hats/Gloves; Snowpants
Something to read: Dinosaur books; Car books; Shark books

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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 PL-110 — Adopted

Lauren: Girl, Age 13

Likes Dragons; Descendants; make-up, and music. Favorite Color-Blue/Purple
Size: Shirts-Girls 16; Pants-Girls-16; Shoes-9 W omens

Something you want: Dragons; Barbies; mp3 Player
Something you need: Zip-up hoodies; Sweatpants; Shirts or pajamas
Something to wear: Zip-up hoodies; Sweatpants; Funky socks (9 women’s)
Something to read: Books for teens; Dragon books; Mystery books

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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 PL-111 — Adopted

Gracie: Girl, Age 4

Likes Barbies, horses, dogs, and My Little Pony.
Size: Shirts-Girls 7; Girls-Pants 7; Shoes-12

Something you want: Dog figurines; Barbies; Horse figurines
Something you need: Shirts; Pants; Sweatshirts or Pajamas
Something to wear: Zip-up hoodies; T-shirts; Sweatpants
Something to read: Animal books; Bug books; My Little Pony books

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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 PL-112 — Adopted

Junior: Boy, Age 2

Likes Matchbox cars and trucks, animals, music and Mickey Mouse toys
Size: Shirts-4T; Pants-4T; Shoes-8

Something you want: Airplanes; Animal figurines; Cars/Trucks
Something you need: Winter jacket; Shirts; Socks, pants or pajamas
Something to wear: Hoodies; T-shirts; Pants
Something to read: Animal books; Bug books; Car books

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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 PL-113 — Adopted

Mya: Girl, Age 14

Likes basketball and make-up. Favorite color-Teal
Size: Shirts-Girls XL; Pants Girls XL/18; Shoes-10 women’s

Something you want: James Charles Make-up; Wireless earbuds; Jewelry/Basketball
Something you need: Full-size sheets; Full size blankets; Gloves, hats, snowpants
Something to wear: Oversized sweatshirt; Sweatpants; Long sleeve shirts
Something to read: Mystery books; Twilight books (Books 2,3,4); Basketball books

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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 PL-115 — Adopted

Audrianna: Girl, Age 8

Likes drawing and music. (No Barbies.) Favorite color-Teal/Purple
Size: Shirts-9/10; Pants-9/10; Shoes-2

Something you want: Spinner flying toy; Friendship bracelet set; Crayola Inspiration Art Kit
Something you need: Socks; Underwear (10/12); Gloves/Hat
Something to wear: Leggings; Long sweaters; Sweat outfit
Something to read: Nancy Drew books; Two Dogs in a Trench Coat; The Friendship War

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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 PL-116 — Adopted

Dante: Boy, Age 5

Likes basketball and bicycles. Favorite color-Blue
Size: Shirts-6/7; Pants-6/7; Shoes-1

Something you want: Wubble Bubble; Legos; Remote Control car
Something you need: Snowpants; Hats/Gloves; Underwear (6/7)/Socks
Something to wear: Jeans; Long-sleeve shirts; Sweatsuits
Something to read: Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham; The Day Crayons Quit; My Mouth is a Volcano

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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 PL-117 — Adopted

Cyrus: Boy, Age 4

Likes clay and drawing. Favorite color-Red
Size: Shirts-4/5; Pants-4/5; Shoes-10

Something you want: Drawing mat; Clay dinosaurs; Toy block set
Something you need: Snowpants; Hats/Gloves; Underwear (4/5) and Socks
Something to wear: Jeans; Sweat outfits; Long sleeve shirt
Something to read: The Little Engine that Could ;Never Touch a Spider; Mix It Up

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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 PL-118 — Adopted

Olivia: Girl, Age-10

Likes LOL Dolls and loves unicorns. Favorite color-Purple
Size: Shirts-16L; Pants -6L; Shoes-5/6

Something you want: LOL Dolls; Barbies; Littlest Pet Shop
Something you need: Gloves; Towels; Socks
Something to wear: Leggings; Dresses; Nice dressy shoes
Something to read: Unicorn books; The Light Princess; Fashion books

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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 PL-119 — Adopted

Jaden: Boy, Age 9

Likes Playing games and playing outdoors. Favorite colors-Blue and green
Size: Shirts-14/16XL; Pants-14/16XL; Shoes-4.5/5

Something you want: Board games (Minecraft); Outdoor games; Avengers movies
Something you need: Coats; Boots/Socks; Pull-on Pants (No buttons)
Something to wear: Hat/Gloves; Underwear (14/16XL); Shirts
Something to read: Scary Stories You Tell in the Dark Series; Avengers books; Spy stories

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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 PL-120 — Adopted

Zy’Quinn: Boy, Age 7

Likes music, basketball, and drawing. Favorite color-Blue
Size: Shirts -0/12M; Pants-13/14; Shoes-4.5/5

Something you want: Board Game; Fortnite items (collectibles); Walkie-Talkies
Something you need: Boxers; Socks; Pajamas
Something to wear: Skinny or regular jeans; Shirts and t-shirts; Sweaters
Something to read: Dr. Seuss books; Sports books; Zombie books

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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 PL-121 — Adopted

Chelsea: Girl, Age 8

Likes soccer and art. Favorite color-Blue
Size: Shirts4/16; Pants-10/12; Shoes-5

Something you want: Twin comforter and sheets; American Girl doll clothes/accessories;
Bluetooth headphones
Something you need: Reading books (Grade 3); Snow boots; Hat/Gloves
Something to wear: Long sleeve shirt; Dresses-(14-16); Dress shoes or boots
Something to read: Babysitters Club; Ramona Quimby; Chapter books

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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 PL-122 — Adopted

Haileigh: Girl, Age-15

Likes cheerleading. Likes Hip Hop Music. Favorite Colors-Silver and Black
Size: Shirts-Large; Pants-Large; Shoes-10

Something you want: Fuzzy blanket; Bluetooth headphones or speaker; Perfume/makeup
Something you need: Hats/Gloves; Boots; Hair accessories
Something to wear: Pullover sweater; Zip-up Sweatshirts; Leggings
Something to read: Horse books; Cheerleading books; Hip Hop books

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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 PL-123 — Adopted

Aiden: Boy, Age 3

Likes Dinosaurs.
Size: Shirts-3T/4T; Pants-3T; Shoes-9

Something you want: Dinosaur toys; Dinosaur clothes; Learning toys
Something you need: Snow boots; Snowpants; Blanket.
Something to wear: Long sleeve shirt; Pants; Sweatshirt (4T)
Something to read: Dinosaur books; Learning books; Dr. Seuss books

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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 PL-124 — Adopted

Maryssa: Girl, Age 10

Likes Baking, art, Slime, outside activities. Favorite colors-Blue/Purple
Size: Shirts-Large; Pants-Large; Shoes-7

Something you want: Art supplies; Mini-cupcake portable maker; Caboodle (make-up)
Something you need: Shirts; Pants; Snowsuit
Something to wear: Pillows; Bathrobe; Blanket
Something to read: Baking books; Drawing books; Mystery books

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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 PL-125 — Adopted

Zian: Boy, Age-8

Likes Gamer and Pokemon. Favorite color-Blue
Size: Shirts-14; Pants-14; Shoes-5

Something you want: Pokemon cards; Fortnite items; Nerf guns
Something you need: Long sleeve shirts; Pants; Underwear/Socks
Something to wear: Sweatpants; Skinny jeans; Patriot sweatshirt
Something to read: Dogman; Captain Underpants; Pokemon

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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 PL-126 — Adopted

Matthew: Boy, Age 10

Likes soccer. Favorite color-Red
Size: Shirts-7/8 M; Pants-8 Regular; Shoes 6-6.5

Something you want: Transformers; Legos; Minecraft
Something you need: Underwear (8); Shirts; Pants
Something to wear: Pajamas (7-8); Socks; Sweatshirts
Something to read: Captain Underpants; Reptile books; Pokemon books

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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 PL-127 — Adopted

Gabrielle: Girl, Age 12

Likes Anime. Loves leggings. Favorite color-Black
Size: Shirts-XL; Pants-15 (High waist pants); Shoes-8-8.5

Something you want: Naruto Kurama 73 Pop; Anime Naruto Kakashi:Sasuke Hidden;
Anime gloves
Something you need: Hair ties for thick hair; Hair brush; Blankets
Something to wear: Underwear (15); Bras (XL Seamless); Pajamas (XL)
Something to read: Nancy Drew books; Jason Reynolds books; Scooby Doo books

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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 PL-128 — Adopted

Paul: Boy, Age 3

Likes Soccer and Paw Patrol. Favorite color-Red
Size: Shirts-4T-5T; Pants-4T-5T; Shoes-9-9.5

Something you want: Lincoln Logs; Cars and trucks; Water toys for the bathtub
Something you need: Snowpants; Boots; Pajamas
Something to wear: Short sleeve shirts; Underwear; Socks
Something to read: Car books; Truck books; Paw Patrol books

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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 PL-129 — Adopted

Sei Amari: Girl, Age 11

Likes Sports/Athletics. Likes boy-style clothes. Favorite color-Red
Size: Shirts-10; Pants-14; Shoes-6.5

Something you want: Walmart gift certificate; Hot Wheels; Make it yourself crafts
Something you need: Underwear (briefs); Socks; Undershirts
Something to wear: Hats; Joggers; Hoodies
Something to read: Sport books; Animal books; Goose Bumps

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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 PL-130 — Adopted

Quiyana: Girl, Age 9

Very girly. Likes crafts and cheerleading. Favorite color-Blue
Sizes: Shirts-10; Pants -12/14; Shoes-5.5

Something you want: Walmart gift certificate; Do it yourself crafts (girly); Make-up/Nailpolish
Something you need: Underwear (12/14); Socks; Undershirts (10)
Something to wear: Scrunchies; Leggings; Cheerleader athletic wear (12/14)
Something to read: Pinkalicious; Diary of a Wimpy Kid; Captain Underpants

(1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

*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.