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Service agencies in the Missoula area are working with several families and individuals that are in need this holiday season.

A single mother with mental illness needs a Straight Talk phone card and Walmart gift certificate. if you can help, call Erica Attard, Adult Case Manager, 552-5782

A disabled grandfather of two boys, ages 5 and 6, is looking for gifts for the boys. They like Pokemon cards and super heroes. They especially want a Transformer called Giant Grimlock, as well as Megatron and Bumble Bee. They like coloring books and motorized vehicles. They need winter boots size 11 and 13 and socks. They are fans of the New York Yankees and Oakland Raiders.

A mentally disabled young woman is living independently for the first time in her life. She needs a vacuum cleaner, lamps, a microwave, bedding for a twin bed, and any other household items.

A middle-aged homeless woman would love to go to a salon for a haircut and buy quality shampoo and conditioner. She could use a seat cover for her 1984 Ford 250 pick-up, as well as a truck bed camper shell.

Gift cards to Walmart, Target, Barnes and Noble, or to grocery stores would be appreciated by all of these clients.

If you can help any of these clients, call Corinne Lynn, 241-2019.

WORD Inc. is working with a young single mother with a 4-year-old daughter who is suffering from a medical condition that has forced her to withdraw from school. She is currently transitioning into the work force but due to her health she is needing to focus on her medical needs first. She has budgeted the remainder of her money to use for rent and utilities but has none left over for laundry and gas. Please contact Thomas Smith at 544-5617 with any monetary or gift card donations which would benefit this young woman and her child during this difficult time.

A single disabled mom with two kids would love to have new bedsheet sets for Christmas. A twin size bed sheet set for a pre-teen boy, a double bed size sheet set for a teenage girl and a king size bed sheet set for an adult.

A mentally disabled woman who spent several years homeless and walking to the point of damaging her feet would appreciate a gift certificate to Fabulous Footware to purchase doctor-recommended winter shoes or boots. If you can help, contact Sue Ellerman, Adult Case Manager, 532-9748.

A singes mother with three teenagers needs for two twin box springs and mattresses in good shape. The family is also looking for donations of non-perishable food. Please contact Jessica Cole, Child and Family Specialist, at 543-2202 Ext. 306 if you are able to help.

A man with disabilities, his disabled wife and their 9-month-old daughter are needing financial assistance to be able to move out of their friend’s house. They need a check for $100 made out to Missoula Housing Authority to pay an old cleaning bill so they can be approved for a new apartment. They need a check for $600 made out to NorthWest Energy to be able to get power in their name. If you can help, please contact Darin at Winds of Change, 532-2036.

A young woman with disabilities and two sons needs to make a payment of $1,872. Please make the check payable to IQ Data International. She has a deadline of Dec. 24 to cure her debt by making a one-time lump sum payment. With this generous donation she will be able to restore her credit rating and be able to apply for housing. This is the only debt that she has outstanding. She pays all her other bills in a timely fashion and budgets her money. If you can help, contact Darin at Winds of Change, 532-2036.

The following are clients of 3 Rivers Mental Health Center. If you are able to help, call Carole Paredes at is 552-2686. Some items can be picked up in Missoula.

A gentleman in Darby has no coat and must walk to the store for his groceries. A size 3XL coat, XL gloves and XL diabetic socks would be appreciated. 

A single mother in Hamilton is the sole support of her 17- and 19-year-old sons. Her 17-year-old needs a size XL coat and her 19-year-old needs a size medium coat. She will not be able to give them anything for Christmas, so anything would be helpful.

A disabled woman in Stevensville has been staying with her daughter in Stevensville and doesn't have a bed. A twin-sized bed and bedding would help her immensely as she has severe back pain.

A woman in Hamilton is on a very limited income. Extra food and a large coat would help her this winter.

A woman in Darby has difficulty heating her trailer sufficiently, and she always feels cold. An electric blanket would help her sleep better.

A mother and son living in Hamilton could use some extra food, socks (regular women's and extra large men's) would make their lives much better. Their truck needs multiple repairs so that they can get to medical appointments.

A disabled man in Hamilton is living at a homeless shelter. He needs medium gloves, socks and a good hat.

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