Adopt-A-Family program helps those in need

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The holiday season is here and for some families it can be a struggle to make sure their children have gifts to open, but there is help.

The Community Action Agency in Jackson, recognizes this financial hardship for families.

So they created the “Adopt a Family” program.

Which has been around for over a decade now.

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In 2007, a series of unfortunate event happened to Kate Lambert and her husband.

They lost their jobs 2 months apart.

“The owners retired and the business sold and they closed the doors.” said Kate Lambert.

And at that point, they were living paycheck to paycheck.

Just as they were thinking about how to provide for Christmas or even basic necessities for their newborn child.

The Salvation Army stepped in.

“With our 2nd daughter it was definitely formula, diapers, baby food. We were looking for those things instead of toys as well.” Lambert added.

Now, that Kate is back on her feet.

“I feel like I’m doing what I should be doing. You need to give back what freely was given to you.”

“They aren’t having that feeling of missing out. If a kid goes back to school and they see everything else that somebody else got. They can get sad and we don’t want them to go through that.”

Kate says, every year when she sees a kid Christmas list.

It really puts things perspective.

“A majority of the time its asking for clothing and food. Maybe I don’t have to worry..I can last another year in these boots..but some of the kids don’t have boots.” Lambert added.

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