Volunteers will be badly needed when the Adopt-A-Family Headquarters opens at 9 a.m. on Monday in the kitchen area of the Ravenswood Volunteer Fire Department.

Program coordinator Sally Carter stated that a great deal of good used clothing has already been promised and will be arriving at the fire station beginning Monday morning.

Those church groups, individuals, and organizations who have already adopted families should come to the headquarters beginning Tuesday and Wednesday to look for the things that are needed for their particular family.

Donations of good used clothing, clean toys, and household items will be appreciated and can be dropped off in the kitchen area of the fire station.

With Christmas just a little more than two weeks away, a tremendous amount of work remains to be done by Adopt volunteers. Volunteers will be needed to sort and size the clothing that is donated, assist the groups in finding items needed for the families they have adopted, and later on shopping and wrapping of gifts for the families who are not adopted by church groups, organizations, or individuals.

The screening committee met Thursday afternoon and reviewed 18 more applications and continues to have four on “hold” for further checking. A complete list of these families will be in Tuesday’s paper.

Families in need of adoption are:

Family No. 3 – There are two people in this residence, an older lady and girl age 14, They both need clothing, gifts for the girl, cleaning supplies, and food for two.

Family No. 10 – There are three people in this family, a mother, a father and a girl age 14. They need clothing for all, gifts for the girl, and food for three.

Family No. 12 – There is one lady in this family. They need clothing, a small remembrance, and food for one. This lady could also use blankets, towels, and wash cloths.

Family No. 13 – There are two people in this household, a grandmother and boy age 12. They need clothing, a full-size bed, gifts, and food for two.

Family No. 15 – There are two people in this household, a man and a woman. Both need clothing, a small remembrance, and food for two.

Family No. 16 – There are three people in this home, a mother, a father and a girl age 4. They need clothing, gifts for girl, and food for three

Family No. 19 – There are five people in this household, a mother, a father, and boys ages 15, 16, and 18. They need clothing for all, gifts for the boys, and food for five.

Family No. 22 – There is one lady in this household. She needs clothing, a small remembrance, and food for one.

Family No. 30 – There is one gentleman in this home. He needs clothing, a small remembrance, and food for one.

Family No. 39 – There are two adults in this family, a mother and a daughter. They need clothing for both, a small remembrance, and food for two.

Family No. 41 – There are two in this family, a father and a boy age 18. They need clothing for both, a small remembrance for each, and food for two.

Family No. 46 – There is one man in this home. He needs clothing, towels, and wash cloths, a small remembrance, and food for one.

Family No. 47 - There is one lady in this home. She needs clothing, towels, and wash cloths, a small remembrance, and food for one.

Family No. 48 – There is one lady in this home who needs diabetic socks, a small remembrance, and food for one.

Headquarters will be open next week Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the following week Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Applications are still being accepted and can be picked up at The Jackson Star News, 410 Race St., Ravenswood, during regular business hours, or in the kitchen area of the Ravenswood Volunteer Fire Department.

Church groups, individuals or organizations that would like to adopt one or more families for Christmas should contact Carter. She will try to match their wishes with a deserving family.

Families already adopted are:

Family No. 1 – Adopted by North United Methodist Church

Family No. 4 – Adopted by North United Methodist Church

Family No. 5 – Adopted by First United Methodist Church

Family No. 6 – Adopted by GFWC Ravenswood Civic Club

Family No. 7 – Adopted by First United Methodist Church

Family No. 9 – Adopted by the Bragg Family

Family No. 11 – Adopted by First United Methodist Church

Family No. 14 – Adopted by Ravenswood Council No. 12634 Knights of Columbus, St. Matthew Catholic Church

Family No. 17 – Adopted by Evergreen Hills Freewill Baptist Church

Family No. 18 – Adopted by First United Methodist Church

Family No. 20 – Adopted by Ravenswood High School Future Farmers of America

Family No. 21 – Adopted by Ravenswood Council No. 12634 Knights of Columbus. St. Matthew Catholic Church

Family No. 23 – Adopted by Knopp & Nesselroad Families

Family No. 24 – Adopted by Ravenswood Lions Club

Family No. 25 – Adopted by Evergreen Hills Freewill Baptist Church

Family No. 26 – Adopted by Silverton Grange No. 506

Family No. 29 – Adopted by Ravenswood Council No. 12634 Knights of Columbus, St. Matthew Catholic Church

Family No. 32 – Adopted by Grace Episcopal Church

Family No. 33 – Adopted Anonymously

Family No. 34 – Adopted by Grace Episcopal Church

Family No. 36 – Adopted by Independence United Methodist Church

Family No. 37 – Adopted by Ravenswood Church of the Nazarene

Family No. 38 – Adopted by First United Methodist Church

Family No. 40 – Adopted by Liverpool United Methodist Church

Family No. 43 – Adopted by Silverton Grange No. 506

Family No. 44 – Adopted Anonymously

Family No. 45 – Adopted by Silverton Grange No. 506