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The Salvation Army Makes an Urgent Appeal for Adopt-a-Family Sponsors

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Released 2 December 2013

 The Salvation Army Makes an Urgent Appeal for Adopt-a-Family Sponsors

More than 100 Families & Seniors Still Await a Sponsor to Provide Christmas This Year

Cincinnati, OH (December 2, 2013) - With the deadline quickly approaching, The Salvation Army today announced that it is making an urgent appeal for sponsors to participate in its annual Adopt-a-Family program.  This annual program provides gifts for low-income families and seniors who are sponsored by generous individuals, groups and companies. Right now, more than 100 families and seniors wait to be sponsored.

The deadline for sponsorship has been extended to Noon on Wednesday, December 4th.  Those able to sponsor must be willing to purchase, wrap and drop off the gifts no later than Monday, December 9th.    

"We're deeply grateful to those who can sponsor a family," noted Major Faith Miller, Divisional Program Secretary for The Salvation Army.  "We are blessed every year by the generosity of Adopt-a-Family sponsors who come forward to provide gifts for others, and are confident that many compassionate individuals and groups will come forward when they learn of this unmet need.  It's a great source of joy to the sponsors, as they get to help a less-fortunate family at Christmas."

Sponsors for Adopt-a-Family can specify the size of family for whom they will provide gifts, and there are no requirements as to how much is spent on the gifts - that is left to the discretion of the sponsors.  Once agreeing to sponsor a family, sponsors will be provided with information that provides a wish list of key items desired by the family, but it is left to the sponsors to determine what they'll purchase and how much they'll spend. Sponsors will be asked to purchase and wrap the gifts for their sponsored family, and drop them off on December 6th or 9th at a location to be provided to them. 

The best way to get started is to complete the Adopt-a-Family Sponsor Application form, which can be found by visiting www.salvationarmycincinnati.org, then clicking on the "Share the Joy" feature on the Home page. The support of the community in meeting this need is greatly appreciated.

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