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Salvation Army in need of sponsor families

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

With the deadline quickly approaching, The Salvation Army is making an urgent appeal for sponsors to participate in its annual Adopt-a-Family program.

 This annual program provides gifts for low-income families who are sponsored by generous individuals, groups and companies. The deadline for sponsorship has been extended to Thursday, Nov. 29.  Right now, more than 100 families wait to be sponsored.  

"We're deeply grateful to those who can sponsor a family," noted Major Faith Miller, Divisional Program Secretary for The Salvation Army.  "We are blessed every year by the generosity of Adopt-a-Family sponsors who come forward to provide gifts for others, and are confident that many compassionate individuals and groups will come forward when they learn of this unmet need.  It's a great source of joy to the sponsors, as they get to help a less-fortunate family at Christmas."

Sponsors for Adopt-a-Family can specify the size of family for whom they will provide gifts, and there are no requirements as to how much is spent on the gifts – that is left to the discretion of the sponsors.  Once agreeing to sponsor a family, sponsors will be provided with information that provides a wish list of key items desired by the family, but it is left to the sponsors to determine what they'll purchase and how much they'll spend. Sponsors will be asked to purchase and wrap the gifts for their sponsored family, and drop them off on Dec. 7 or 10 at a location to be provided to them.  

The best way to get started is to complete the Adopt-a-Family Sponsor Application form, which can be found by visiting www.salvationarmycincinnati.org, then clicking on the "Share the Joy" feature on the Home page. 

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