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Can a family be adopted for Christmas?

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Adopting a family for Christmas is a fairly easy process that generally involves contacting the local Salvation Army branch. Once signed up, sponsors are given a gift guide that offers them a bigger picture of the adopted family's needs so that they can plan accordingly.

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In general, the Salvation Army asks sponsor families to buy two or more new gifts for each adopted household member, as well as food that will last for 4 to 7 days, including holiday meal fixings. Some sponsors also pay for clothing and household items as well as heating or energy costs in addition to gifts and food.

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