Family recovering from addiction seeking Christmas help
Christmas will be a bit more special for Kay and Beth and their three children this year. While funds are low, they will all be together again.
The past few years have been tough on the children as both parents have gone through extensive rehabilitation for drug addictions and for a while the children had been in the custody of the Department of Child and Family Services. Both parents have been clean for more than two years.
Now, Beth is a stay-at-home mom and going to school for the moment and Kay is working. The family is in counseling.
Kay and Beth hope there is a family out there that will help them this year provide clothes, books and a few toys for the children.
Brayden is 9 1/2 and has special needs with textures in clothing because of sensory needs. He needs shirts, socks and pants, but no denim. Pants could be athletic style or sweat pants. His favorite colors are blue and read.
As for books, Brayden would like the “Dog Man” series and needs Book 2. He also likes “Captain Underpants” books and books on dinosaurs and science. He loves soccer and electronic games, combining those two would be his dream. He also wants a slime kit.
Melanie is 5 years old and needs pants and shirts. She is all girl and loves the color pink. She would like early learning books on Disney Princesses and Tinkerbell. She likes dolls, play make-up and a slime kit as well.
Sadie is almost 2 years old and also need pants and shirts. She love hardback toddler books and learning toys. She loves singing toys.
All three children need winter coats, gloves and boots.
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