Volunteers will be badly needed Monday morning at 9 a.m., when the Adopt-A-Family Headquarters opens in the kitchen area of the Earl Wolfe Volunteer Fire Station.

Mrs. Sally Carter, coordinator for the program, 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 several more applications, and continues to have 14 on “hold” for further checking. A complete list of these families will be in Tuesday’s paper.

Families for adoption at this time are:

Family #3 – Three people in this residence, Grandparents and boy 18, need clothing for all, gifts, hats and gloves for all three, blankets and towels and food for three.

Family #16 – One gentleman in this home, needs clothing, small remembrance and food for one.

Family #19 – One gentleman in this home, needs clothing, small remembrance and food for one.

Family #21 – Two people in this family, mother and boy 18 months old,need clothing for both, toys and gifts for little boy and food for two.

Family #23 – Three people in this household, need clothing and gifts for girls 13 and 18, food for three.

Family #28 – One lady in this home, could use clothing, small remembrance and blankets, plus food for one.

Family #33 – One lady in this home, needs clothing, small remembrance and food for one.

Family #40 – One lady in this home, needs clothing, small remembrance and food for one.

Family #44 – Three people in this household, need clothing for all, gifts for boys six and eleven, food for three. Other items needed are blankets, towels and wash cloths.

Family #45 – One elderly lady in this home, needs clothing, small remembrance and food for one. Other needs electric skillet, full size sheets, towels and wash cloths

Family #52 – Two adults in family, mother and daughter, both need clothing, small remembrance and food for two.

Family #61 – Two in family, Mother and boy 16, both need clothing, gifts for boy and food for two.

Family #66 – Five people in this household, man, woman and boys four and 14 and girl nine, need clothing and gifts for the children and food for five.

Family #67 – Two people in this home, great-grandmother and boy 3 ½ years old, need only clothes and toys for the boy, food for two.

Family #68 – Older lady in this home, needs clothing, small remembrance and food for one.

Family #69 – Five people in this home, man, woman and boys 16, 17 and 19, need clothing for all, gifts for the boys and food for five.

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

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

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

Families already adopted are:

Family #1 – Adopted by Silverton Grange #506

Family #4 – Adopted by Ravenswood Church of the Nazarene

Family #6 – Adopted Anonymously

Family #8 – Adopted by First United Methodist Church

Family #9 – Adopted by First Baptist Church

Family #10 – Adopted by First United Methodist Church

Family #11 – Adopted by Ravenswood Council Knights of Columbus, St. Matthew Catholic Church

Family #12 – Adopted by First United Methodist

Family #14 – Adopted by First Baptist Church

Family #15 – Adopted by GFWC Ravenswood Civic Club

Family #17 – Adopted by First United Methodist Church

Family #18 – Adopted by First United Methodist Church

Family #20 – Adopted by Premier Bank, Ravenswood

Family #24 – Adopted by Ravenswood Church of the Nazarene

Family #26 – Adopted Anonymously

Family #27 – Adopted by Ravenswood Council Knights of Columbus, St. Matthew Catholic Church

Family #29 – Adopted by North United Methodist Church

Family #30 – Adopted by Ravenswood Lions Club

Family #34 – Adopted by Calvary Baptist Church

Family #35 – Adopted by Calvary Baptist Church

Family #36 –Adopted by First United Methodist Church

Family #37 – Adopted by Independence United Methodist Church

Family #38 – Adopted by Calvary Baptist Church

Family #39 – Adopted by First United Methodist Church

Family #41 – Adopted by Ravenswood Council Knights of Columbus, St. Matthew Catholic Church

Family # 42 – Adopted by Evergreen Hills Freewill Baptist Church

Family #48 – Adopted by Grace Episcopal Church

Family #55 – Adopted by Independence United Methodist Church