Friday, December 15, is the last day to drop off donations for the 32nd annual Kids of Christmas campaign. Monetary donations will be accepted through December 23, but time is running out to donate toys and clothing items to kids in need before Christmas.
Anyone wishing to help this year can pick up one or more Christmas wish ornaments at The Aurora Advertiser, Community National Bank, First Independent Bank, Great Southern Bank and WalMart. 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.
The final 11 families are listed below:
Family 25 -- Reagan is nine and needs size 10-12 boys clothes and size five youth shoes. He would like Legos, board games or a Transformer. Kerrie is seven and wears a size 7-8. She needs shoes size one. She would like to have a Barbie doll and some Legos. Twin boys age 18 months needs clothes size 18 months and some socks. Both boys would like a play tool box and tools. Their single mother works full-time at a minimum wage job. Any donation would be appreciated.
Family 26 -- Jacob is five and needs clothes size eight and shoes size one. He would like a truck and a soccer ball. Mom is going through a divorce and money is extremely short this year.
Family 27 -- Aron is nine and needs clothes size 12 husky and size six shoes. He would like a drawing set or a football and some Hot Wheels. Kyle is seven and needs clothes size 8-10 and shoes size two youth. He would like Legos or a Batman. Amy is six and needs size six clothes and shoes size 13. She would like to have some Frozen doll clothes or a My Little Pony. Scott, age three, needs clothes size 4T and shoes size eight. He would like a train, or any learning toy would be nice. This family is just moved here and have a lot of expenses right now.
Family 28 -- Karla is 10 and wears a size 14. She needs shoes size five. She would like to have a craft kit. Kim is five and needs size six clothes and shoes size 13. She likes Barbies and Frozen dolls. Kenzie is three and needs clothes size 4T. She needs shoes size nine and also likes Frozen dolls. The girls live with a disabled mother.
Family 29 -- Emma, age four, needs a coat and clothes size four. She would like any Shopkins doll or toys. Eli is 18 months old and needs a coat and clothes size 18 months. He would like some blocks and balls to play with. Their mother is going through a divorce right now.
Family 30 -- Morgan, age two, needs clothes size 2T and shoes size seven. He loves Paw Patrol and would appreciate any toy. Mom going to college full-time.
Family 31 -- Kasey, age 10, needs clothes size 12 and shoes size five. He would like some Star Wars Legos. Mandy, age eight, would like clothes size eight and shoes size three. She would like any Frozen or Shopkins dolls. Jacob, age five, needs clothes size five and shoes size 12. He would like any Thomas the Tank Engine toys. Mother's house mate suddenly moved out and left her with all the bills and full rent to pay.
Family 32 -- Marty, age nine, needs clothes size 10 and shoes size four. He would like a science kit. Sarah, age seven, wears clothes size seven and shoes size one. She would like to have a purple My Little Pony horse. Diana, age three, needs warm clothes size 3T and shoes size nine. She would like any Paw Patrol toy. Single mom just started a new job and is trying to catch up on bills.
Family 33 -- Alister, age six, needs clothes size 6-7 and shoes size one. He would like some Legos. Brothers Travis and Tyler, ages three and two, need clothes size 2T and 3T and shoes size eight. They would like learning toys and balls. All of the kids need hats and gloves. Their parents are both working and just having a tough time this year with unexpected car repair bills.
Family 34 -- Kristin, age nine, needs clothes and a coat size 12-14 and shoes size five. She likes to draw horses and would like drawing supplies and a Mc2 diary. Korene, age five, needs a coat and clothes size 5T and would like any Disney princess doll. Kole, age three, needs a coat and clothes size 3T and shoes size nine. He would like a motorcycle or dirt bike toy. Dad is working but just got his hours cut back, and Mom works part time. Any help is appreciated.
Family 35 -- Joseph, age 10, needs clothes and a coat size 14 and shoes size seven. He would like a football and a Life board game. James, age seven, needs a coat and clothes size 10 and shoes size four. He would like a race car and a basketball. Rebecca, age four, needs a coat and clothes size 5T and shoes size 11. She would like a Baby Alive or Life Style doll. Sarah, age one, needs warm clothes and socks, size 12 months. She would enjoy any educational toy or an 'activity mat'. This is a two-parent blended family struggling to pay bills and has nothing left for Christmas.