Four children, widow need holiday help

Friday, December 9, 2005

Toybox

Ms. Doe has four children, ages 9, 4, 2 and 1. Trucks and cars appropriate for a 1-year-old or any clothes in 24 months or 2T would meet James' needs. Latisha and Destiny both like to play with dolls, and clothes for size 3-4 T and 5-6 would make Ms. Doe happy. Robert would like a soccer ball of his own to practice with, but he also needs a size 12 winter coat. He likes basketball (but does not own one) and Xbox games. Robert would particularly like Sonic the Hedgehog Xbox game this year.

Christmas for the Elderly

Ms. L, a widow who lives alone, gets by on a small Social Security check. This year she needs help to pay for a Lifeline that would alert medical personnel in the event of needing medical help. The Lifeline cost $250 per year. At 89, Ms. L walks with the aid of a walker, but she falls frequently.

Donations can be dropped off at the Southeast Missourian offices. Monetary donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 4, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63702-0004.

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