The 32nd annual Kids of Christmas campaign has already received numerous donations -- including a generous gift of coats, hats and gloves from Faith and Hope Freewill Baptist church -- but many families still need assistance during the holiday season.
Anyone wishing to help this year can pick up one or more Christmas wish ornaments at Community National Bank, First Independent Bank, Great Southern Bank and WalMart. Donations may be left at these locations as well as the Aurora Advertiser office until December 15. Gifts need not be wrapped. OACAC will provide paper, tape and other necessary items to each family.
Monetary donations may be dropped off at Community National Bank or mailed to: Kids for Christmas 18256 Lawrence 1170 Aurora, MO 65605.
Individuals or groups who would like to provide the entire wish list for a child, or multiple children, are asked to call Janine Konstanzer at 678-4397.
Donations will be collected through Friday, December 15. Families 16-24 are listed below:
Family 16 -- Kory is 10 years old and needs a large shirt, size 12 jeans and shoes size six. He likes Minecraft Legos and sports items. Seven-year-old Korbin likes science and nature. He would appreciate any gift related to science or nature. He needs clothes size seven and shoes size four. Kolby is three and needs size 3T clothes and size eight toddler shoes. He would like to have some Paw Patrol toys. They all need hats and gloves. The boys and their single mother just moved to Aurora.
Family 17 -- Melanie, age four needs clothes size 4T and shoes size seven toddler. She would like a Frozen or Barbie doll. Her sister Melissa, age seven, needs clothes size nine and shoes size three. She would like a Shopkins toy. A two-parent family, major car repairs have put them in a money crunch at this time of the year.
Family 18 -- Jassa is eight years old and needs clothes size eight and shoes size three. She likes science experiments and Legos. Joseph is seven years old and needs clothes and a coat size 10 and size five shoes. He would like a board game or craft set. Andrew is six years old and needs clothes, a coat size six slim and shoes size one. He would like a Hot Wheels raceway. Jessica is three and would like any Troll toy. She also needs clothes and a coat size 3T and shoes size seven. Their single mom working two part-time jobs; she would appreciate any help this Christmas.
Family 19 -- Samuel is 10 and would like some Ninjago Legos and drawing supplies. He needs clothes and a coat size 10 and shoes size six. Lucas is five and needs clothes size five and shoes size 12. He would like any Paw Patrol toy. Maria is three and needs clothes size 4T and size nine shoes. She would like a My Little Pony toy. Seven-month-old Karla needs clothes size six to nine months and baby socks. Any activity toy would be great. This family is going through a divorce and money is extremely short this year.
Family 20 -- Roger is nine and needs a size 12/14 clothes and size one shoes. He would like some Hot wheels and a MC2 Science toy. Reagan is seven and needs clothes size 10 and shoes size one. She would like to have a MC2 diary or a horse drawing book. Dad is disabled and Mom works all the hours she can.
Family 21 -- Hannah is six and needs size six clothes, coat and hat. She also needs shoes size two. She would like some Shopkins toys. Jacob is five and needs clothes size 5T and shoes size 13. He would love any Thomas the Tank Engine toy. The great-grandmother is raising these kids on a very limited budget.
Family 22 -- Aron is nine and needs clothes and a coat size 12 husky and size five shoes. He would like a paint and art set or a craft set. Amy is four and needs size five clothes and a coat, as well as shoes size 10. She would like to have a pink Lego set. Alissa, age two, needs clothes size 3T and shoes size eight. Any learning toy would be nice. These kids are being raised by their single dad.
Family 23 -- Kerrie is seven and wears size 10 clothes. She also needs a coat and shoes size one. She would like to have a Troll doll. Kim is five and needs size six clothes and shoes size 13. She likes Barbies and Little Pet Shop toys. Kenzie is three and needs clothes size 4T and shoes size 10. She would like to have a Shopkins monkey. All three kids need hats and gloves. Medical problems have also caused this family a hardship this Christmas. Any help is appreciated.
Family 24 -- Jackson is eight years old and needs size eight clothes and size one shoes. He likes art and craft sets and Kansas City Chiefs gear. Janet is six and needs clothes and a coat size six and shoes size 13. She would like a Wonder Woman blanket or a Vamparina Doll. Both kids could use hats and warm gloves. The grandparents just got custody of these kids and would appreciate any help this year.