Adopt-a-Family For the Holidays


Christmas is a time for families. There are families in Palo Alto County that could use some help making Christmas a truly special time of year.

Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc., and The Reporter & The Democrat are joining together to get families signed up for “Adopt A Family.” Palo Alto County residents are encouraged to step forward and help so these families have a happy holiday season.

The program is simple, yet effective. Upper Des Moines Opportunity collects the information from families. This information includes any special needs for children, such as clothing sizes and gift wishes. This information is being printed in The Reporter & The Democrat to connect people who need assistance at Christmas with people who care to give. The identities of the families are kept strictly confidential.

Groups or individuals who wish to adopt a family in the program are asked to contact Upper Des Moines Opportunity in Emmetsburg at 712-852-3482 ext. 111 and state the family number they wish to adopt. Monetary contributions will go to help families that are not adopted.

“As we all know, 2020 has been a stressful year for everyone,” said Lisa Black, coordinator of the Upper Des Moines Outreach Center in Palo Alto County. “Our community in the past has generously adopted our families to make this a happy time for the children and I believe that will continue.”

Please deliver gifts to the Upper Des Moines Opportunity office in Emmetsburg no later than Dec. 14.

Read the full article in The Democrat.


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