Adopt-A-Family event aids over 550 families with donations

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Posted on December 11, 2011 at 5:55 PM

Updated Sunday, Dec 11 at 10:11 PM

(KMOV) – St. Charles Community College held an Adopt-A-Family event Sunday morning that provides unfortunate St. Louis families with donated Christmas gifts for the season. Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Services support the event on an annual basis; they say their drive helps over 550 families, including 1400 children.

Event officials say half of the families who receive gift donations from the community, faced homelessness within the last six months.

Adopt-A-Family also provides services for the elderly and disabled persons in St. Charles, Warren and Lincoln Counties. The organization says they adopt these families and help brighten their Christmas holiday.

The organization is asking for toy and monetary donations to keep the event going in helping St. Louisans.

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