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 at  samenfeldspechtliz@gmail.com 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. New 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 Wednesday December 5th – Tuesday, December 11th.
  5. Questions or concerns, please contact us via email samenfeldspechtliz@gmail.com or telephone Karyl (518) 226-0242

We also welcome contributions that we will use to purchase gifts from the above list.  “Holiday Assistance” donations may be sent to The Giving Circle, Inc. P.O. Box 3162 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, or online through Network For Good. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

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FAMILY PL-101 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category) — Adopted

Brooklyn, age 6, F

Something you want: My Life doll accessories, Barbie dolls, Barbie doll accessories
Something you need: Sweatshirts (Hoodies/Zip-ups size 7), Hats/Gloves, Boots (size 13)
Something to wear:Leggings, Jeans/Jeggings, Snowpants (size 7)
Something to read: Ruby Lu: Empress of Everything by Lenore Look, Coloring books, Barbie 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.

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FAMILY PL-102 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category) — Adopted

Jaden, age 9, M

Something you want: Newer board games, Movies (Avengers), Books (Chapter books for his 4th grade level) or Avengers
Something you need: Clothes (tops size 12, bottoms size 2), Undershirts/Underwear/socks tops size 12, bottoms size 2, shoes size 2.5-3), ( Winter coat/Boots (tops size 12, shoes size 2.5-3)
Something to wear:Pajamas (tops size 12, bottoms size 2), Sweatshirts (size 12), Shirt/Pants (no buttons) (tops size 12, bottoms size 2)
Something to read: Avengers, Scary Stories series, I Spy 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.

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FAMILY PL-103 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category) — Adopted

Christopher, age 7, M

Something you want: Legos, Super Hero Figures, Pokemon cards
Something you need: Pajamas (size 8), Underwear/Socks (size 8), Snowpants (size 8)
Something to wear:Jeans (size 8), Sweatshirts (size 8), Winter hat/Gloves
Something to read: Comic books about superheroes, Cat in the Hat, The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier

*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-104 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

Jacob, age 10, M

Something you want: UNO Minecraft, Crayola: Air dry clay, Star Wars Bladebuilders
Something you need: Small, soft weighted blanket, Jeans that are slouchy/distressed (size12), Cargo Pants (size 12)
Something to wear:Puffy jacket (size 12), Levi fleece lined jean jacket (size 12), Converse low cut tennis shoes (size 5.5)
Something to read: Guinness Book of World Records, Minecraft: The Island by Max Brooks, Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy (graphic novel) by Tui T. Sutherland

*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-105 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category) — Adopted

Kaelin, age 10, F

Something you want: Board games: Zobmondo, Crafts: beads, clay, art set, etc.
Something you need: Winter boots (size 7), Snowpants (size 12), Slippers (size 7)
Something to wear:Leggings (size 12), Long sleeve shirts with fun graphics, Tall brown leather boots (size 7)
Something to read: The Care and Keeping of You by Valorie Schaefer, The Girl in the Letterby Emily Gunnis, The Secret Series by Pseudonymous Bosch

*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-106 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

Jeffrey, age 9, M

Something you want: Art supplies, Model kits, Science kits
Something you need: Winter boots (size 5/6), Hats/gloves, Sweaters (size 10)
Something to wear: Under Armour (size 10), Converse sneakers (size 5/6) Snowpants (size 10)
Something to read: Ripley’s Believe It or Not 2018, Dinosaur books, Science experiment 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.

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FAMILY PL-107 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

Riley, age 9, M

Something you want: Mudkip/Pikachu/Pokemon Plush, Minecraft Lego set, Bow and arrow set
Something you need: Jacket (size 18 or XXXL), Soft blanket (twin/full), bed set (twin/full)
Something to wear:Sweatpants (size 16/18), T-shirts (size 18), Sweatshirts/hoodie (size 18 or XXXL)
Something to read: Five Nights at Freddy’s #4, Science Experiments, Who Was Gandhi

*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-108 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category) — Adopted

Kayla, age 13, F

Something you want: Friends lego set, Drawing things, Pokemon/Anime drawing bookstores
Something you need: Winter coat (child size 12-14 or XS/S), Winter boots (size 6.5-7), Dress shoes (size 6.5-7)
Something to wear:T-shirts (child size12-14, XS/S), Soft pants (size 00-0, MS/XS), Dresses/warm/sweater dresses (child size 12-14, XS/S)
Something to read: Harry Potter (first and second books), History books, Animal 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.

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FAMILY PL-109: (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category) — Adopted

Kylah, age 7, F

Something you want: Barbie Dream House, Hatchimals (small ones), Minnie Mouse microwave
Something you need: Clothes (tops size 8-10, bottoms size 10), Snow boots (size 2), Coat (size 8-10)
Something to wear: Skirts/warm skirts (size 10), Sweaters (size 8-10), Tutus (size 10)
Something to read: Wish by Barbara O’Connor, Coloring books, Pinkalicious 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.

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FAMILY PL-110 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category) — Adopted

Takyah, age 10, F

Something you want: Bean bag chair, Games, Legos
Something you need: Clothes (tops size 10-12, bottoms size 10-12) Snow boots (size 3), Coat (size 10-12)
Something to wear: Dresses/sweater dresses (size 10-12), Jackets (size 10-12), Tutus (size 10-12)
Something to read: Gymnastic, Animal books, The Care and Keeping of You by Valorie Schaefer

*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–111 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category) — Adopted

Daniel, age 9, M

Something you want: Model planes, Legos, Science kits
Something you need: Jeans (size 10H), Shirts (size 14-16 or LG), Books
Something to wear: Hoodies (size 14-16 or LG), Jeans (size 10H), Sport shirts (size 14-16 or LG)
Something to read: National Geographic books, Science books, Planes

*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-112 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

Vincent, age 8, M

Something you want: Football (Patriots), Ninja stuff, Baseball items (N.Y.)
Something you need: Pants (size 8), Socks/Gloves (size 2-3), Snow boots (size 2-3)
Something to wear: Snowpants (size 8), Snow coat (size 8), Long sleeve shirts (size 8)
Something to read: Goosebumps, Magic Tree House (boxed set) by Mary Pope Osborne, The Fourteenth Goldfish

*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-113 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

Jacob, age 12, M

Something you want: Football, NYG, Basketball, Models to build
Something you need: Pants (junior size 13), Shirts (junior size 14), Socks/underwear (junior size 6-7)
Something to wear: Snowpants (junior size 14), Snow coat (junior size 13), Winter boots (junior size 6-7)
Something to read: Comic books, The Long Walk by Stephen King, My Side of the Mountain

*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-114 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category) — Adopted

Kayleigh, age 4, F

Something you want: Baby Alive, Baby All Gone, Baby toys
Something you need: Pants (size 3T), Shirts (size 3T), Socks (size 7-8)
Something to wear: Snowpants (size 3T), Winter coats (size 3T), Winter boots (size 7-8)
Something to read: Chicka Chicka Boom, Fairy Tales, Princess 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.

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FAMILY PL-115 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

Craig, age 8, M

Something you want: Nerf Bullets, Legos, Army Figures
Something you need: Socks/Underwear (size 2 for socks and size 8 for underwear), Hat/Gloves, Winter jacket (size 8)
Something to wear: Winter boots (size 2), Snowpants (size 10), T-shirts (size 8)
Something to read: Lego books, Comic books, The Last Kids on Earth: Zombie Parade by Max Brallier

*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-116 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category) — Adopted

Nick, age 5, M

Something you want: Spiderman toys, Nerf toys, Action figures
Something you need: Twin sheet set/ flannel, Spiderman pillow, Winter boots ( size 11)
Something to wear:Socks/Underwear, Snowpants (size 6), Winter jacket (size 6)
Something to read: Dr. Seuss, Comic books, My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook

*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-117 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category) — Adopted

Adriana, age 5, F

Something you want: My Little Pony, Shopkins, Barbie
Something you need: Hair ties/accessories, Nightgowns (size 6), Winter coat (size 6)
Something to wear: Socks/Underwear, Winter boots (Youth size 11), Snowpants (size 6)
Something to read: The Wonkey Donkey by Craig Smith, Princess books, Animal/Bug 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.

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FAMILY PL-118 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

Rick, age 7, M

Something you want: Skateboard, Books: age appropriate, Play Station 3 Remote Control
Something you need: Helmet, Books: age appropriate, Socks/Gloves (size 3)
Something to wear: Hoodies (size 10), T-Shirts (size 10), Pants (size 8)
Something to read: Batman, Pirates, Animal Book

*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-119 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category) — Adopted

Lauren, age 12, F

Something you want: Books, Make-up, Craft items
Something you need: Helmet, Books: appropriate, Socks (size 6)
Something to wear: Zip-up Hoodies (size 12-14), Shirts (size 12-14), Pants (size 14-16)
Something to read: Info: Books on animals, Minecraft, magazines

*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-120 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category) — Adopted

Gracie, age 3 ½, F

Something you want: My Little Pony, Animal figures, Disney movies
Something you need: Helmet, Books: Age appropriate, Socks/winter socks (shoe size 12-13)
Something to wear: Hoodies (size 6), Shirts (size 6), Pants (size 4-6)
Something to read: Picture books, Books with buttons, Animal/Bug 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.

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FAMILY PL-121 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category) — Adopted

Junior, age 2, M

Something you want: Blocks, Snowsuit, Socks (shoe size 6T)
Something you need: Hats and Gloves, Warm baby clothes (size 3T) , Shoes (sizes 6T), Sippy cups
Something to wear:Hoodies (size 3T), T-shirts (size 3T), Pants (size 3T)
Something to read: Picture books, Books with Buttons, Animal/Bug 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.

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FAMILY PL-122 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category) — Adopted

Mackenzy, age 10, F

Something you want: Minecraft legos, FlipaZoo dolphin, Squishies
Something you need: Snowpants (size 11/13), Winter boots (size 8), Hat/Gloves
Something to wear:Leggings (size 11/13), Long sleeve shirts (size Girl XL), Socks/Underwear (size Girl L)
Something to read: Harry Potter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Medieval 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.

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FAMILY PL-123 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

Kaylee, age 12, F

Something you want: Pikmi pop, Squishies, Minecraft legos
Something you need: Winter boots (Women size 8), Snowpants (size 11-13), Gloves/Hat
Something to wear: Bras/Socks (Juniors size 11-13), Jeans (Juniors size 11-13), Sweaters (Juniors size 11-13)
Something to read: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, A Wrinkle in Time, Fantasy

*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-124 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category) — Adopted

Brett, age 5, M

Something you want: Hot Wheels track set, Remote control truck, Legos
Something you need: Winter boots (size 13), Winter jacket (size 7), Long sleeve shirts (size 7)
Something to wear: Long sleeve shirts (size 7), Jeans (size 7), Warm socks (size 13)
Something to read: Dr. Seuss, Books about trucks, Pete the Cat 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.

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FAMILY PL-125 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

Pedro, age 6, M

Something you want: Robot dog, Robot dinosaur, 3DS Pokeman game
Something you need: Winter coat (size 6-7), Bedset (twin), Room decor
Something to wear:Snowpants (size 6-7), Winter boots (size 1), Socks/Underwear (size 6-7)
Something to read: Stage one books, Dogman books, Captain Underpants 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.

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FAMILY PL-126 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)

Zian, age 7, M

Something you want: Nerf gun, Pokeman cards, Beyblade
Something you need: Winter boots (size 4), Snowpants (size 12), Tank tops (size M , 10-12)
Something to wear: Joggers (size 12), Long sleeve shirts (size M, 10-12), Skinny jeans (size 12)
Something to read: Harry Potter, Captain Underpants, Magic Tree 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.

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FAMILY PL-127 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category) — Adopted

Dannika, age 9, F

Something you want: Dolls/accessories, Loom kit, Unicorn headband
Something you need: Hair accessories, Hair brush, Winter Hats/Gloves, Snowpants (size 10-12)
Something to wear: Sweaters (size 10-12), Colorful socks (size 6 ½), Winter coat ((size 10-12)
Something to read: Dog books, The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill, The Care and Keeping of You by Valerie Schaefer

*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-128 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category) — Adopted

Matthew, age 9 ½, M

Something you want: Legos, Nerf gun/accessories, Action figures
Something you need: Winter boots (size 5), Snowpants (size 8), Teeth cleaning kit (He has braces.)
Something to wear:Pants (side 8), Shirts (size 7-8), Pajamas (tops size 7-8, bottoms size 8)
Something to read: Hero by Jennifer Li Shotz, Five Nights at Freddy’s, Animal 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.

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FAMILY PL-129 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category) — Adopted

Paul, age 2 M

Something you want: Sippy cups, Baby blanket, Age appropriate toys
Something you need: Little Hands: Match and Stack, Hats/Gloves, Basket to put toys in
Something to wear:Pajamas (size 4T), Warm clothes (size 4T), Socks
Something to read: Tub books, Picture books/age appropriate

*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-130 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category) — Adopted

Gabrielle, age 11, F

Something you want: Barbie dolls, Monster High dolls, Nail care items (Nail polish)
Something you need: Winter shoes (size 7 ½), Hair care items (Brush, hair ties), Snowpants (size 14)
Something to wear:Pants (size 14), Shirts/sweaters (size L), Pajamas (size tops L, bottoms 14)
Something to read: Nancy Drew, The Secret Series Complete Collection, Age appropriate 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.

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