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Sponsor a family in need this holiday season

Information provided by the Douglas/Elbert Task Force

Christmas morning can be especially sad for children when their parents are unable to buy them a gift. The Douglas/Elbert Task Force Adopt-A-Family program “Santa’s Sharing” helps by organizing sponsors for families in need. Individuals, businesses and groups willing to share the joy of the holidays are urged to “adopt” a local family going through difficult times.

The Task Force needs gift card donations to help provide holiday meals or sponsors to adopt a family for Christmas. To sponsor a family, donate gifts, cash or gift cards to any of the Task Force’s Santa Sharing programs, a sponsor application form must be completed. The form and information can be found at

Each year there are families who cannot be sponsored because of a language barrier, special circumstances or homelessness. For these families, the Task Force collects new and unwrapped gifts for the Toy Chest. Volunteers select two or three gifts for each child and provide older children and adults with gift cards. Gift wrap, tape and ribbon are also needed by the toy chest. Request a toy list at

Deliver toys for the Toy Chest between December 1-13. For more information, visit



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