Christmas Adopt-A-Family Program needs volunteers

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Carroll County Circle of Life is accepting sponsors for its annual Christmas Adopt-A-Family program.

Sponsors will help provide Christmas gifts for young families in the county. There are 20 mothers and 24 children eligible for the program this year. Each mother and child should receive $100 worth of gifts for Christmas.

Teresa Pottorff, a family worker with Carroll County Circle of Life, said many of the families enrolled in the program don't have enough money for basic needs like healthcare and food.

"This is often close to the only Christmas that some of our clients will receive. We're working hard with our families to empower them to build and provide good homes for their children," Pottorff said.

Circle of Life is an organization that aims to empower pregnant or parenting teens and young mothers in Arkansas to provide a healthy, nurturing environment for their children, as well as develop personal, educational and vocational skills for a more productive life.

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