Adopt A Family

By Alice Maggiore

Adopt A Family

November 20, 2011 Updated Nov 20, 2011 at 9:01 PM EDT

Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) This holiday season, you can bring joy to families in need.

Family Enrichment Network encourages you to adopt a family, to make sure their holidays are special.

The program provides presents to families who may need a little more support this season,

An overall bad economy and September's flood have left many neighbors struggling.

This year, Family Enrichment is hoping to have surprises for 350 children.

It says 15 families are a top priority.

Clothing, bedding, and sheets are always good to give, but there are fun presents as well.

"When you decide to adopt a family, you let us know what size family you'd like to adopt.You receive an entire sheet, talks about each child, gives you their age, what sizes they wear, any hobbies or interests they may have, and maybe any special characters, or something like that, that they're fond of," says Joanne Jones, Quality Assurance Director at Family Enrichment Network.

To adopt a family, go to the Family Enrichment Network's website, www.familyenrichment.cc, or call the organization at (607) 723-8313.

It's accepting donations through December 14, then it will distribute the donations to families.

Monetary and wrapping paper donations are also welcome. However, Jones says not to wrap the presents when you drop them off -- that's something families look forward to doing.

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