Brought to you by United Way of Lowndes County and WCBI
Community Volunteer Center, WCBI and the United Way of Lowndes County are giving everyone the opportunity to give back this holiday season
Would you like to help a family in need?
Adopt a Family gives individuals, families, business and industry the opportunity to serve hard-working and self-sufficient families who have verified financial emergencies caused by a catastrophic illness, layoff, or other major adversity beyond their control. The families and their needs are listed below. Please understand the family’s name is not included out of respect for their privacy. Please note that this is not an application process. All families are pre-determined. If you would like to adopt one of the families, follow these instructions:
- Deadline to Adopt will be Monday, December 2nd
- To Adopt a Family, please send an email to email@example.com or call 662-328-0943 and reference the family number you would like to adopt.
- Do not call WCBI.
- To avoid duplication, families will be given to the first request for that particular family.
- Do not shop for your family until you receive confirmation that you have been assigned the family you have requested.
- Gifts should be UNWRAPPED and delivered to United Way at 223 22nd Street North, Columbus MS on or before Wednesday, December 4th between the hours of 8-4 Monday-Friday unless other arrangements are made. If gift delivery needs to be made at an alternate time please call 328-0943 to make arrangements.
**If you plan to wrap your gifts, please communicate this to the United Way Volunteer Center before delivery.
DEADLINE FOR ITEMS TO BE DROPPED OFF IS DECEMBER 4TH
Family 1 ~ ADOPTED
Single mother of triplets. Unable to find work that would cover the cost of childcare for 3 toddlers.
1 son age 2 1/2 wears size 24 months. Likes characters from the Cars movies and Elmo.
2nd son age 2 1/2 wears size 3T. Likes same things.
1 daughter age 2 1/2 wears size 3T. Likes Minnie Mouse, dressing up, princesses and little girls jewelry
Mother wears pants size 5, shirts/blouses size small.
Needs: Size 5 diapers, baby shampoo, baby wash, wipes. Gas card. A day or an evening out!
Wishes: TV and DVD player. They do not have cable or dish or satellite.
Family 2 ~ ADOPTED
Single mother of 2 sons.
1 son age 14. Pants Size: 44×34 (adult), Shirts: 2X, Jackets/ sweaters: 2X
1 son age 6. Pants Size: 8, Shirt: 8, Jackets/ Sweaters: 8-10
Mother: Pants Size: 6-7, Shirts/blouses: small/medium, Jackets/ Sweaters: small/medium
Family 3 ~ ADOPTED
Parents of 2 daughters and 1 granddaughter.
1 daughter age 16 Pants Size: 14, Shirts: X Lg, Jackets/ Sweaters: X Lg.
Loves to read. Likes make up and jewelry. She has pierced ears.
Both girls would like an iPad (to share)
1 granddaughter age 1. She wears 18 month size. She is walking. Would like riding toys.
Grandmother Pants Size: 16, Shirts: X Lg, Jackets/ Sweaters: XLg, Loves to read. Would like a large print Bible
Grandfather Pants Size: 32×33, Shirts: Large, Jackets/ Sweaters: X Lg.
The family would like a small flat screen TV
Family 4 ~ ADOPTED
Working mother of 1 daughter.
1 girl age 9 Pants Size: 16 1/2 (husky) or Ladies size 6/7, Shirts: 16 girls or ladies Lg, Jackets/ Sweaters: X Lg
Mother Pants Size: 18 or 20W, Shirts: 22 -24 or 3X, Jackets/ Sweaters: 3 X
FYI: She has worked at her current employer for 5 1/2 years. For the first time her hours have been cut back. She also said that her daughter’s birthday is in January and she hates to see her not receive anything for birthday or Christmas.
Family 5 ~ ADOPTED
Single mother of a son and a daughter. Works when job available.
1 son age 9 Pants Size: 12, Shirts: 12/14, Jackets/ Sweaters: 14/16
1 daughter age 12 Pants Size: 16 (girls), Shirts: 16 (girls), Jackets/ Sweaters: 16 (girls)
Mother Pants Size: 14 (W), Shirts: 1X, Jacket/ Sweater: 1X
FYI: Does private sitting. Client just went into the hospital. Doesn’t know when will be called back.
Family 6 ~ ADOPTED
Single working mother of 1 daughter and 1 son.
1 daughter age 9 Pants Size: 8, Shirts: 8, Jackets/ Sweaters: 10
1 son age 11 Pants Size: 10/12, Shirts: 10/12, Jackets/ Sweaters: 12
Mother Pants Size: 14, Shirts: X Lg, Jackets/ Sweaters: X Lg.
Family 7 ~ ADOPTED
Parents of 2 sons and 1 daughter
1 son age 10 Pants Size: 14, Shirts: 14, Jackets/ Sweaters: 14/16
1 daughter age 7 Pants Size: 3 (juniors), Shirts: Medium (ladies), Jackets/ Sweaters: Medium (ladies)
1 son age 5 Pants Size: 6 (boys), Shirts: 6, Jackets/ Sweaters: 6
Mother Pants Size: 14/16, Shirts: Large, Jackets/ Sweaters: X Lg.
Father Pants Size: 40X34, Shirts: X Lg, Jackets/ Sweaters: XLg.
Needs: small chest size freezer
Family 8 ~ ADOPTED
Single mother working part time
1 son age 11 Pants Size: 18 R (boys), Shirts : Lg. boys or Sm. Mens, Jackets/ Sweaters: Lg. boys or Sm. Mens
Mother Shirt Size: 2 X, Jacket/ Sweater: 2 X
FYI: Was working full time and Was offered employment (better hours and pay) but the job didn’t materialize as promised. Has only been able to find part- time work.
Family 9 ~ ADOPTED
Single mother of 1 son and 1 daughter works full time.
1 son age 6 Pants Size: 6, Shirts: 5, Jackets/ Sweaters: 7
1 girl age 8 Pants Size: 8, Shirts: 6, Jackets/ Sweaters: 9
Mother Pants Size: 13/14, Shirts: Lg, Jacket: X Lg.
Needs a queen size mattress, sheets and vacuum cleaner
Family 10 ~ ADOPTED
Single mother of 1 son and 1 daughter. Self-employed
1 son age 4 Pants Size: 3T, Shirts: 3T, Jackets/ Sweaters: 3T
1 daughter age 6 Pants Size: 6, Shirts: small girls, Jackets/ Sweaters: medium girls
Mother Pants Sizes: 3 juniors, Shirts: Small, Jackets/ Sweaters: medium
FYI: cleans houses. Had recent severe dental issues.
Family 11 ~ ADOPTED
Mother of 1 son and 1 daughter. Self employed.
1 son age 12 Pants Size: 12, Shirts: 12 Slim, Jackets/ Sweaters: Medium
1 daughter age 16 Pants Size: 1, Shirts: Small, Jackets/ Sweaters: Small
Mother Pants Size: 13, Shirts- X LG, Jackets: X LG.
FYI: Was cleaning houses. Has had seizures so now not able to do much until meds are adjusted. They were robbed so need everything – set of dishes, silverware, they have no TV, CD player. Even their clothes were taken so have very few.
Family 12 ~ ADOPTED
Working single mother of 2 sons and 1 daughter
1 daughter age 12 Pants Size: 9/10 juniors, Shirts: medium, Jackets/ Sweaters: medium
1 son age 10 Pants Size: 8, Shirts: medium, Jackets/ Sweaters: medium
1 son age 8 Pants Size: 12 husky, Shirts: 14, Jackets/ Sweaters; Large (children’s)
Mother Pants Size: 5, Shirts: medium, Jackets/ Sweaters: medium
Family 13 ~ ADOPTED
Single working mother of 1 daughter and 3 sons:
1 son age 7 Pants Size: 10, Shirts: 10, Jackets/ Sweaters: 10/12
1 son age 12 Pants Size: 30/22, Shirts: X Lg., Jackets/ Sweaters: X Lg.
1 daughter age 2 Pants Size: 3T or 4T, Shirts: 3T or 4T, Jackets/ Sweaters: 3T-4T
1 son age 3 Pants Size: 4-5, Shirts: 4-5, Jackets/ Sweaters 4-5
Mother Pants Size: 9, Shirts: Large, Jackets/ Sweaters: Large.