Donations in Short Supply
This Christmas may be grim for some families.
Donations are in short supply and the Adopt-A-Family program has only half the gifts it needs.
Hoping more people will donate, the program's director is extending the donation deadline to Friday, Dec. 9.
Julie Landers said, "Many families that we target are faced with unexpected problems, such as unemployment. Just not knowing how they are going to be able to put anything under the Christmas tree."
Clothing, gifts and food are all acceptable donations and people can drop them off at the Mueller Center on the Westminster campus.
Serve, Inc. takes gently-used toys and gifts to Fulton State Hospital, where volunteers clean, sanitize, wrap and prepare them for pick-up day.
Pam Phelps is responsible for making sure toys are ready for pickup and she hopes there won't be any sad faces.
Phelps said, "It would be hard for me to sleep at night, knowing that a child is going to go without a Christmas."
Adopted families will pick up their packages on Wednesday, Dec. 14.
You can also donate at the Serve office on Callaway County Road 304.