Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Salvation Army, KMBC to partner on "Adopt-a-Family" teleathon

Share the joy of Christmas with a family less fortunate this year.

KMBC/KCWE TV is partnering with The Salvation Army Wednesday, November 28 for Adopt-a-Family 2012.

The special holiday program provides a unique opportunity for individuals and organizations to bring the joy of Christmas to families and senior citizens in need.

Tune into KMBC/KCWE Wednesday, November 28 between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. and call 816-760-9314 anytime that day to be matched with a local family or senior citizen in need. 

Sponsors may choose the size family they would like to adopt, as well as what part of town they wish to adopt from. 

With the exception of senior citizens, gifts are not provided to adults, only to children in the household. 

Donors should expect to spend $20-$25 per child/senior and are also asked to provide a holiday meal for the household in the form of a gift card at a local grocery store.

“As the economy continues to struggle, we are seeing more families who can’t afford to buy presents to put under the Christmas tree this year,” said Major Charles Smith, divisional commander of The Salvation Army in Kansas City.  “Adopt-a-Family is a great way for individuals, families, groups and corporations to provide a nice Christmas for those less fortunate in our community.”

Adopt-a-Family sponsors will receive specific information on the family or senior they are matched with, along with program guidelines and instructions on where and when to drop off their gifts. 

For more information or to adopt a family or senior citizen online, go to