Toybox/Christmas for the Elderly profiles 11/30/2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Working mom needs help for children

This single, working mom does the best she can for her three children. Her income falls between the guidelines to get any extra help, and her wages go to paying bills. The family lives in a Habitat House, and the children are involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters. The oldest child is developmentally disabled and has tutoring and a resource teacher for her learning disabilities. She would like some journals, board games, cards, scrap booking supplies and jewelry. The 9-year-old boy likes football, basketball, soccer, books and puzzles. The youngest likes anything with a Hannah Montana theme. Bring new toys to any Toybox location, including the Southeast Missourian, or make a monetary donation to Toybox, P.O. Box 4, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63702. For all our needy Toybox families, here are some popular requests: Board games, race cars, trucks, dolls, learning toys, puzzles, books, Hannah Montana and Spider-Man items, balls, drawing materials and Dora the Explorer, Indiana Jones and High School Musical items.

Elderly woman lives alone, asks for little

Mrs. E has health concerns that leave little from her fixed income. She doesn't want much, just a housecoat size XL, house shoes size 11, socks size 11, sweat suit size 1X, pajamas size 1X, underwear size 1X, bra size 38C and boots size 11. You can help Mrs. E and other needy elderly people in the area by buying these items and personal grooming and cleaning supplies and grocery gift cards and delivering to the Southeast Missourian, or by making a monetary donation to Christmas for the Elderly, P.O. Box 4, Cape Girardeau, MO 63702. All elderly served are living independently on limited incomes with few, if any, family members.

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