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C.K. Burns Elementary School in Saco Come Together To Adopt Families During Holiday Season
C.K. Burns Elementary School in Saco Come Together To Adopt Families During Holiday Season

 

C.K. Burns Elementary School in Saco has been participating in Adopt -A-Family for 18 years. Each year C.K. Burns teams with the Salvation Army and adopts an average of 15 to 20 families per year.  Giving Centers are created in each classroom where children can choose a star with a "Christmas Wish" of a child or parent. Children bring in their unwrapped gifts and then wrap them together at school.  The kids really enjoy this program and feel good about giving to families in need.

The Adopt-A-Family Program at The Salvation Army allows local businesses and families to reach out to those severely affected by the economy in their community during the holiday season. A business or family can chose the number of families they want to adopt and the size of the family(s).

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In 2010 The Salvation Army helped 294 families in the Biddeford, Saco and Old Orchard Beach areas with Christmas assistance, and this year we expect these numbers to grow.

To qualify to be adopted families need to meet income guidelines as well as show proof of residency in the Saco, Biddeford and/or Old Orchard Beach areas.  Adopting a family entails providing the family with:  A complete meal for the family either by purchasing the necessary food items or providing the family with a gift certificate to purchase their own dinner. NEW gifts for each child 18 years of age and younger.  

There are plenty of other ways you can give back to your community this holiday season, outside of the adopt-a-family program. The Salvation Army is always looking for help:

For more information on how to adopt a family:  contact The Salvation Army 2 Sixth St OOB, Me 04064  (207) 934-4381

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