Mizzou Atlanta has adopted a family for the holidays!

Mizzou Atlanta has adopted a family through FamiliesFirst for the holidays!

Our family is made up of a single mother of four who is about to give birth to her fifth child in December. She doesn’t work and has very limited income and support. The family has a history of homelessness and instability. FamiliesFirst said that any and all assistance would be appropriate for this family, but check out their wish list below for more details.

Update: Thank you to everyone that donated items or gift cards for our adopted family. According to Service Chair Melanie Gibson, “One of the volunteers at Families First literally squealed when she saw that our car was packed full of donations!”

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Melanie Gibson will be collecting donations at our next four watch parties (11/15, 11/22, 11/28 and 12/5) at Buckhead Saloon. If you can’t make it to a watch party, you can email her at melanie.r.gibson@gmail.com and she’ll set up a time to pick up your donation.

Please indicate if you are able to help deliver donations on 12/8 from 6-8 pm. We are looking for donations of the following:

  • Household needs:
    • Any and all available holiday fixings, including turkey, ham, vegetables, rolls, dessert (we could probably supply some gift cards to help with this)
    • Family would also like to receive basic household supplies (toilet issue, washing powder, soap, paper towels, surface cleaner and personal hygiene products)
  • Family wants/entertainment:
    • Toys and games that are educational and age-appropriate (see below)
    • Other items of interest, including bikes, board games, a radio, gaming machines, TV, DVD players and clothes

Individual wish lists:

  • Name: Unborn child
    • Age: unborn
      Gender: Male
    • Personal item request:
      • All essential baby items, newborn boy
      • Clothing items, onesies
      • Carseat, high chair, bouncer, stroller
      • Diapers, wipes, bibs, diaper bag
      • Stuffed animals
  • Name: Tyler
    • Age: 4
      Gender: Male
    • Clothing sizes:
      Shirt Size: S
      Pants Size: S
      Coat Size: S
    • Personal item request:
      • Developmental/educational games that are age-appropriate
      • All clothing items: socks, sleepwear, coat, sweater, shirts, pants
      • Tricycle
  • Name: Andre
    • Age: 5
      Gender: Male
    • Personal item request:
      • All clothing items: sweaters, pants, shirts, socks, sleepwear, coat, gloves, hats
      • Educational toys: age-appropriate
  • Name: Jillian
    • Age: 7
      Gender: Female
    • Clothing sizes:
      Shirt Size: S
      Pants/Skirt Size: S
      Coat Size: S
    • Personal item request:
      • All clothing items: sleepwear, pants, shirts, dresses, socks, jeans, sweaters
      • Educational toys that are age-appropriate
      • Bike w/helmet
  • Name: Kelcia
    • Age: 10
      Gender: Female
    • Clothing sizes:
      Shirt Size: M
      Pants/Skirt Size: M
      Coat Size: M
    • Personal item request:
      • All clothing items: socks, sleepwear, sweater, jeans, skirts, dresses, pants, shirts
      • Age-appropriate toys
      • Bike w/helmet
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