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.

We have had an extraordinary response to the 2016 Adopt-A-Family opportunity. All of the registered families have been adopted. The Franklin Community Center would also greatly appreciate donations of new winter clothing items, new toys, and new books (see below for suggestions) for their “Holiday Shopping Day”. (Boys and Girls ages 2-16) Parents who are invited to participate will go to the Franklin Community Center to “shop for”/choose gifts using guidelines provided by the Franklin Community Center staff.  By participating in this manner, the Moms and Dads experience the gift-giving spirit of Christmas.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARTICIPATION:   Please contact us at karyl@thegivingcircle.org and let us know you plan to participate. It would be most helpful if you include your full name your postal address and a contact telephone number.

All donations can be brought to the Franklin Community Center, Monday – 9am – 4pm; or Tuesday – 9am-3pm; Wednesday-Friday – 9am – 4pm   We encourage you to deliver your donations as soon as possible. The final time for drop-off of gifts is 4pm on Monday, December 12th.

Questions or concerns, please contact us via email karyl@thegivingcircle.org  or telephone Karyl (518) 226-0242

We also welcome contributions that we will use to purchase gifts. Donations may be sent to The Giving Circle, Inc. P.O. Box 3162 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. You can also contribute online. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Learn more about the Franklin Community Center

Suggested Gifts

Clothing

Fuzzy socksSocks & underwear Hats & glovesPajamas

 

Toys

ShopkinsNum Noms

Hatchimals

Minecraft toys

Gravity Maze

Light Brix

Any learning toys (Leapfrog, etc.)

Magnet tiles

K’Nex

Legos (Star Wars, Ninjago, Batman)

Simon Air Game

Lego Technic Racers

Board games

Inflatable bowling setSoccer ball

Basketball

Football

Nerf guns/balls/bow

Play Doh sets

Arts & Crafts sets

Coloring books

Markers/crayons/colored pencils

Baby dolls

Doll clothes

Barbies/Barbie accessories

Wrestling doll

 

Miscellaneous

ComfortersBlankets

Twin or full sheet sets

Microphone

Easel

Night light

ToiletriesBody wash (teen boy or girl)

Hair straightener

Hair accessories

Nail polish

 

 

Books

Magic Tree House seriesBox Car Kids series

Bad Kitty series

Garfield books

Marvel books

Froggy books

BFG

My Weird School series

Among the Hidden series

Pete the Cat

Stink books

Captain Underpants books

BFGMy Weird School series

Among the Hidden series

Pete the Cat

I Spy

Ghostopolis books

Harry Potter series

Diary of a Wimpy Kid books

Dork Diaries books

Cleopatra Goes to Space books

Animal books

Books about space/planets

 

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Families adopted:

FAMILY  PL-36       (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)      ADOPTED

Hailee 3 (girl)

Something you want: Frozen themed toys;

Dance attire -Leotards/stocking/leggings (Size 4T); Baby dolls.

Something you need: Winter boots (Size 8 or 9); Helmet and knee pads; Board games.

Something you wear: Leggings/sweat pants (Size 4T); Pajamas (Size 4T); Hair ties/bows/head bands.

Something you read: Leap Pad (with pen); Reader books; Learning books.

Jaxson 2 (boy)

Something you want: Toy trucks; Roller blades; Arts and crafts- (markers, Play-Doh, paint, paper, etc.).

Something you need: Sneakers/shoes (Size 8); Diapers or pull ups/wipes (Size 5); Potty for training.

Something you wear: Helmet; Pajamas (Size 3T); Pants/sweaters (Size 2T).

Something you read: Truck books; Animal books; Learning 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-39       (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)      ADOPTED

Meadow 5 (girl)

Something you want: Peppa Pig; Barbies; Play-Doh.

Something you need: Winter Boots (Size 11); Coat (Size 8/10); Clothes (Size 7/8).

Something you wear: Pajamas (Size 7/8); Sneakers (Size 11); Sweatpants, leggings (Size 7/8).

Something you read: Coloring books/crayons; Activity books; Paw Patrol books.

Kylee 11 (girl)

Something you want: Make up; DVD- Degrassi; Barbies- Ever After High and Descendants.

Something you need: Hair gel/Hair supplies; Shampoo and Conditioner; Hairbrush/hair ties.

Something you wear: Leggings (Size 16); Shirts (Size 14/16); Zip up Hoodie (Size 14/16 or XL ).

Something you read: Descendants; Ever After High; Activity 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-44       (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)      ADOPTED

Matthew 9 (boy)

Something you want: Pokemon cards; Matchbox cars; Lego set.

Something you need: Sneakers (Size 6.5/7); Boots (Size 7); Socks.

Something you wear: Jeans (Size 14 slim); Sweatshirt (Size boys’ L); Gloves and hat.

Something you read: Bailey School Kids; How to Train Your Dragon; Natural disaster 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-201       (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)    ADOPTED

Adrian   14 (boy)

Something you want: Spy Gear Night Goggles; Giant inflatable bowling set; K’Nex.

Something you need : Pajamas (Size 10); Twin sheet set (solid color); Sweatshirt (Size 10).

Something you wear:Winter boots (Size 3); Winter jacket (Size 12); Jeans (straight leg) (Size 10).

Something you read: Comic books; Marvel books; Transformer books.

  Brayden 8 (boy)

Something you want: Art desk/easel; Soccer nets and ball; Laser Tag Set.

Something you need: Winter Jacket (Size 8); Planet nightlight; Bookshelf.

Something you wear: Winter boots (Size 1); Dress shoes (Size 1); Pajamas (Size 7).

Something you read: Mystery books; Space books; Comic Books.

 Giselle 8 (girl)

Something you want: Lite Brix (Island Mall set or other); Karaoke machine; Arts and Crafts supplies.

Something you need: Dresses (Size 7); Dress shoes (Size 1); Winter jacket (Size 8).

Something you wear: Winter boots (Size 1); Pajamas (Size 7); Jeans (Size 7).

Something you read: Froggy books; Princess books; Strawberry Shortcake books.

Maleia 16 (girl)

Something you want: Nail polish; Lotion set; Perfume; Necklaces; Rings.

Something you need: Full size sheet set; Fuzzy socks (Foot size 7.5), Wallet.

Something you wear: Dresses (Women’s size S); Black leggings (Women’s size S); Vests (Women’s size S).

Something you read: Twilight series; Hunger Games series; The Fault in Our Stars.

Kyelle 14 (girl)

Something you want: Adult coloring book; Ultra-fine markers; Shading pencils.

Something you need: Fuzzy socks; Sports bras (Women’s size S); Hair scarves.

Something you wear: Hoodies (Women’s size S); Skinny jeans (Girls’ size 14/16); Boots (Women’s size 7.5).

Something you read: Teen Beat magazine; Series books for teens; The BFG.

 *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-202 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)    ADOPTED

Kaelin 8 (girl)

Something you want: Shopkins; American Girl doll clothes; Play-Doh/Arts and Crafts.

Something you need: Boots (Size 4.5); Hat and gloves; Sweaters (Size 8).

Something you wear: Jeans (Size 10 kids); Leggings (Size 8 kids); Shirts (Size 8). Something you read: Among the Hidden series; Magic Tree House series; My Weird School series.

*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-203 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)     ADOPTED

Colton 6 (boy)  ADOPTED

Something you want: Batman Legos; Zootopia DVD; Board games.

Something you need: Sweatpants (Size 8); Gloves/hat/scarf; Water bottle.

Something you wear: Shirts (Size 9), Socks; Underwear (Size 9-10 kids).

Something you read: Pete the Cat; I Spy books; Bad Kitty 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-204 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)      ADOPTED

Charity 8 (girl)  

Something you want: Shopkins; Cheetah print items; Barbie or Strawberry Shortcake DVD’s.

Something you need: Hair supplies; Shampoo; Hat/gloves.

Something you wear: Leggings (Size 8); Shirts (Size 8); Winter boots (Size 4).

Something you read: Wordgirl Reader books; The Fairy Tale Fairies books; Sing alongs.

Trinity 6 (girl)

Something you want: Monster High toys; Hello Kitty toys/items; Zebra print things.

Something you need: Hair supplies.Underwear (Size 6 kids); Hat/gloves.

Something you wear: Leggings (Size 6 kids); Winter Boots (Size 1); Socks.

Something you read: Junie B. Jones books; Babymouse books; Sing alongs.

Logan 4 (boy)

Something you want: Trucks; Ninja Turtles toys; Spider-Man toys.

Something you need: Boots (Size 10 kids); Underwear/boxers (Size 3T/4T); Pants (Size 3T/4T).

Something you wear: Socks; Shirts (Size 3T/4T); Coat (Size 4T).

Something you read: Car books; Number and ABC books: Ninja Turtle 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-205 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)     ADOPTED

Sam 9 (boy)

Something you want: Simon Air Game;  Lego Technic Getaway Racer; Lego Technic Quad Bike.

Something you need: Button or zip sweater (Size14-16 husky); Ankle socks (Shoe size 7-8); Long sleeve shirts (Size 14-16 husky).

Something you wear: Sweatshirts (Size 14-16 husky); Hat/gloves; Pajamas (Size 14-16 husky).

Something you read: I Survived the Shark Attach of 1916 I Survived Hurricane Katrina; Guinness World Record Book 2017 Gamer’s Edition.

*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-206 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)     ADOPTED

Aiyanna 9 (girl)

Something you want: Nail set; Converse sneakers (Size 8); Board games.

Something you need: Twin bedding set; Sports bras (Girls size 16); Socks.

Something you wear: Hoodies (Girls size 16); Knee high fashion boots (Women’s size 8.5); Leggings (Girls’ size 16).

Something you read: Dear Dumb Diary; Ghostopolis series; Fashion books.

 Arie-al 3 (girl)

Something you want: Learning toys; Mega Blocks; Play-Doh set.

Something you need: Winter coat (Size 5T); Jeans (Size 5T); Crayons.

Something you wear: Socks & underwear (Size 5T); Winter boots (Size 9 T); Sweatsuits (size 5T).

Something you read: ABC books; Counting books; Coloring books.

Nurel 7 months (boy)

Something you want: Sit-to-stand walker; Stacking rings; Baby toys.

Something you need: Bibs; Hat and mittens; Sleep sack.

Something you wear: Long-sleeve onesies (Size 6-9 months); Pants (Size 6-9 months); Socks (Size 6-9 months).

Something you read: Hardcover books; Counting books; Bath 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-207 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)     ADOPTED

Cameron 6 (boy)

Something you want: Superhero toys; Legos; Sports toys.

Something you need: Winter coat (Size 8 kids); Snowpants (Size 8 kids);Snowboots (Size 3).

Something you wear: Sneakers (Size 3); Jeans(Size 8 kid); T-shirts (Size 7-8 kids).

Something you read: Kung-Pow Chicken books; Stink books; Sports 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-208 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)     ADOPTED

Marquis 9 (boy)

Something you want: Microphone; basketball; Kofi Kingston WWE doll.

Something you need: Shower gel (Axe, etc); Lamp; WWE blanket.

Something you wear : Jeans (Size 18 husky); Shirts (Men’s size S); Jogger bottoms (Size 18 husky).

Something you read: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School; Cleopatra goes to Space Part 2; WWE 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-209 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)      ADOPTED

Duane 9 (boy)

Something you want: Magnet tiles; Play-Doh ice cream maker; Grocery Gang.

Something you need: Sneakers (Size 13 or 1); Comforter for twin bed; Snowboots (Size 1).

Something you wear: Sweatshirts (Size 8), Pants (Size 8); Shirts (Size 8); (likes neon colors, blue, and red).

Something you read: Box Car Kids books; Magic books; The Adventures of Ook and Gluk.

Virginia 12 (girl)

Something you want: Shopkins; Nerf bow and arrows; Num Noms.

Something you need: Sneakers (Women’s size 5;) Hat & gloves; Hair ties & headbands.

Something you wear: Jean skirt (Girls’ size 14-16); Dress shoes (Women’s size 5); Jeans (Girls’ size 14-16).

Something you read: Bad Kitty books; Books about acting; Garfield 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-210 (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)      ADOPTED

Olivia 7 (girl)

Something you want: Baby doll clothes; Board games; DVDs.

Something you need: Sneakers (Kids size 13); Alarm clock; Socks.

Something you wear: Dress shoes (Kids size 13); Leggings (Kids size 8-10); Underwear (Kids size 8-10).

Something you read: The Fairy Tale Fairies books; Wordgirl Reader books; Ella the Elegant Elephant.

*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-211       (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)     ADOPTED

Jaden 6 (boy)

Something you want: Rip Spin Warriors toys; Nerf guns; anything Pokemon, Ninja Turtles, or Avengers.

Something you need: Dress shoes (Size 2); Velcro sneakers (Size 2); Winter boots (Size 2);

Something you wear: Winter coat (Size 8/10 kids); Snow pants (Size 8/10 kids); Sweatpants/elastic waist pants (Size 8/10 kids).

Something you read: The Day my Butt Went Psycho; Jigsaw Jones mystery books; 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-212       (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)     ADOPTED

Grace 6 (girl)

Something you want: Shopkins; Num Noms; Kids’ jewelry making kit.

Something you need: Educational materials/books; Snowpants (Size 7 kids); Socks and Underwear (Size 7 kids).

Something you wear: Winter coat (Size 7 kids); Winter boots (Size 13 kids); Leggings (Size 7 kids).

Something you read: Eric Carle books, When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry, Matilda.

 *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-213       (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)     ADOPTED

Brett 3 (boy)

Something you want: Thomas the Tank Engine trains; Toy trucks; Hot Wheels toys.

Something you need: Winter boots (Size 10 kids/toddlers); Snowpants (Size 5T); Winter coat (Size 5T).

Something you wear: Long sleeve shirts (Size 5T); Pants (Size 5T); Hat and gloves.

Something you read: Thomas the Tank Engine books; Truck books; Panda books.

 Kaylee 10 (girl)

Something you want: Drawing kit/art supplies; Paint set; Knitting set.

Something you need: Winter boots (Size 5 kids); Snowpants (Size 14/16 kids); Winter coat (Size 14/16 kids).

Something you wear: Leggings/jeans (Size 16 kids); Long sleeve shirts (Size 16 kids); Hat and gloves.

Something you read: Diary of a Wimpy Kid; Magic Treehouse series books; Books about planets.

 Mackenzy 8 (girl)

Something you want: Puppy Surprise; Chocolate pen; Beados.

Something you need: Winter boots (Size 4 kids); Snowpants (Size 12); Winter coat (Size 12).

Something you wear: Long sleeve shirts (Size 12); Jeans (Size 12); Hat and gloves.

Something you read: Dork Diaries; Puppy Place; Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

*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-214       (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)     ADOPTED

Jay’den 9 (boy)

Something you want: DJ-style headphones; football; Cam Newton t-shirt/jersey/items.

Something you need: Jeans (Size 10 kids); Winter coat (Size 10 kids); Long sleeve shirts (Size 10 kids).

Something you wear: Socks/boxers (Size 8 kids); T-shirts (Size 8 kid); Winter boots (Size 1 kids).

Something you read: Diary of a Wimpy Kid; Books about football; Game code books.

Larry 4(boy)

Something you want: Paw Patrol toys; Power Ranger toys; Lego Juniors sets.

Something you need: Underwear/socks (Size 5T); Sneakers (Size 11 -He loves Converse); Hat and gloves.

Something you wear: Jeans (Size 5T); Long sleeve shirts (Size 5T); Hoodies (Size 5T).

Something you read: Counting books; ABC books; Pop-up 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-215       (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)     ADOPTED

Kristina 6 (girl)

Something you want: Shopkins; Monster High toys; Elena of Avalor doll/toys.

Something you need: Socks/underwear (Size 6 kids); Snowpants (Size 6 kids); Hat and gloves.

Something you wear: Long sleeve shirts (Size 6 kids); Pants/leggings (Size 6 kids); Winter boots (Size 13).

Something you read: Bad Kitty books; Dr. Seuss books; Ella the Elegant Elephant.

Ariana 2 (girl)

Something you want: Paw Patrol toys; Monster High toys; Kitchen/food/cooking toys.

Something you need: Socks (Size 3T); Hat and gloves; Sweatshirts (Size 3T).

Something you wear: Long sleeve shirts (Size 3T); Pants (Size 3T); Winter boots (Size 11 T).

Something you read: Knuffle Bunny; Counting books; ABC books.

Iziah 10 months (boy)

Something you want: Blaze and the Monster Machines trucks; Musical keys; Baby toys.

Something you need: Sweatshirts (Size 12-18 months); Pants (Size 12-18 months); Long sleeve onesies (Size 12-18 months).

Something you wear: Pajamas (Size 12-18 months); Socks; Hat/mittens.

Something you read: Board books; Counting books; Bath 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-217       (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)     ADOPTED

Riley 10 (boy)

Something you want: Boxing bag/inflatable boxing target; Basketball; Board games.

Something you need: Sneakers (Size 5); Winter boots (Size 5); Long sleeve shirts (Size 10/12).

Something you wear: Winter coat (Size 12 kids); Pants (Size 14 kids); Hat and gloves.

Something you read: Creepover books; Scooby Doo books; Books about Bigfoot.

*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-218       (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)     ADOPTED

Matthew 7 (boy) 

Something you want: Legos; Transformers toys; Remote control car or plane.

Something you need: Hat and gloves; Sweatshirts (Size 8 kids); Board games.

Something you wear: Shirts (Size 7/8 kids); Socks/underwear (Size 7 kid); Jeans(Size 8 kids).

Something you read: Captain Abdul’s Pirate School; When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry, Shark Train.

Gabrielle 9 (girl)

Something you want: Barbie van; Monster High toys; Nail polish.

Something you need: Sweatshirt( Size 14/16 kids); Hat and gloves; Board games.

Something you wear: Shirts(Size 16 kids); Socks/underwear (Size 14 kids); Jeans (Size 6 teen/juniors).

Something you read: Babymouse books; Judy Moody books; Dork Diaries.

*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-219       (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)     ADOPTED

Vincent 6 (boy)

Something you want: Paw Patrol toys, Ninja Turtle toys, Board games.

Something you need: Winter coat (Size 5/6 kids); Gloves; Blanket; Winter boots (Size 13 toddler/kids);.

Something you wear: Socks/underwear (Size 5/6 kids); Shirts (Size 5/6 kids); Pants (Size 5/6 kids).

Something you read: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom; Ninja Turtle books; Paw Patrol books.

Kayleigh 2 (girl)

Something you want: Food/kitchen/cooking toys; Baby doll,;Play-Doh set.

Something you need: Snowsuit (Size 24 months/2T); Gloves; Winter boots(Size 6 T); Blanket.

Something you wear: Onesies (Size 24 months/2T); Pants (Size 24 months/2T); Shirts (Size 24 months/2T).

Something you read: First Words; VTech music book; Hello World.

*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-220       (1st, 2nd & 3rd choice in order within each category)     ADOPTED

Alexis 7 (girl)

Something you want: Curious George toys; Baby doll; Board games.

Something you need: Underwear (Size 7 kids); Socks with characters on them; Footie pajamas (Size 7/8 kids).

Something you wear: Leggings/yoga pants (Size 7 kids); Long sleeve shirts (Size 7/8 kids); Hat and gloves.

Something you read: Dr. Seuss books; Berenstain Bears books; Curious George 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.