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Adopt A Family

Date posted - November 15, 2013

We will all have opportunities  this Christmas season to help someone less fortunate then we are.  One way is by adopting a family through the Upper Des  Moines Adopt a Family program.  The Adopt a Family program provides holiday gifts to low income children, seniors and disabled residents.  A complete list of those in need can be found on the KIWA Radio website,  This Christmas extend the hand of kindness to someone less fortunate, Adopt a Family.

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10 Responses to “Adopt A Family”

  1. jcs says:

    I don’t believe it. This post has been up a day and a half and no one has responded. Why?
    Not controversial enough? We’re not experts on helping our fellow man? Please enlighten me. When it comes to farmers,Obamacare, City business, etc. we’re all the experts. When it comes to helping people in need, silence. Shame on me and shame on you. I want to help do you?

  2. Im a Mom says:

    It wasn’t really asking a question or looking for a discussion.
    I have to say I usually avoid the controversial topics and haven’t logged in for a few days, but reading thispost I can’t say it appeared to be looking for conversation

  3. Happy says:

    I find our community very receptive to helping people in need. We also have many opportunities to do that. Look at Love INC as an example. The churches all work together and give of their resources, volunteers, time and energy to meet many needs and help people get their feet back on the ground and improve their lives. This is not only an emergency help but also longer term help.

    Also Adopt a Family has been a program that this community has done for many years. And many people step forward and participate in helping with this.

    I for one am very proud of our community and how willing they are to step up and help those in need.

  4. Lee Ann says:

    I just thought of this post as an announcement to remind people. And I think most people are on the side of thinking this is great, there are no “Bah Humbug” people wanting to post on here about how they think its terrible to help someone out. Instead its doing something good for Christmas.

  5. Jeff says:

    Me as well…thought strictly as a reminder. I use love inc a lot when I am here visiting. Great thing for sheldon and community support from the churches. Jcs – not sure about being controversial enough but at least people are commenting. And of course isn’t everyone an expert of something!

  6. Lyonman says:

    I haven’t logged in for a few days. The Adopt A Family is a wonderful program.
    I live in a different town than Sheldon as my name Lyonman would indicate and I must say as somewhat of an outsider that Sheldon is a fantastic community that I love to visit and do business in. It is full of great people, as is the case with all of our NW Iowa towns/communities along with our communities just across the border into SD and MN. We live in an area that is what I call the best kept secret in the world and all we have to do is read the national news to know what I mean.
    Agriculture is king in our area. I say agriculture because it starts with farming but goes on endlessly into other areas which all support our economy is such an incredible way.
    Along with that lets not forget that our NW Iowa economy is becoming diversified in many ways as well and I am very thankful for that. Our young people get a world class education right here in our schools and have amazing opportunities to live and grow with new families right here in our area. HOW CAN IT GET ANY BETTER!

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday each year because we do have so very very much to be thankful for. Honestly I am positive that everyone in this entire area knows that deep down inside. Lets all show our thankfulness by supporting such programs as Adopt A Family during this holiday season.

  7. ABD says:

    I feel that Sheldon is very receptive to reaching out to those in need. I also feel that it was just merely an announcement – an avenue or advertising in which people can volunteer. I don’t think any response to the original post was necessary.

    I work at a church here in town, and I can assure you that between all the churches, Love INC, and Upper Des Moines – ALL the families listed on the Adopt-A-Family list will be blessed this year. In the years that this program has been executed, not one family was left out. The local churches exhaust every resource they have to make sure that this program is a yearly success.

    I’m very proud to live in a town and work in a place that will go out of their way to help those in need. It’s silly to get offended and think that nobody’s volunteering because there’s been no response on the post.

  8. LazloTu says:

    I find it interesting that Lee Ann’s post, which was completely non-controversial, received eight (8) ‘thumbs-down’ responses. Why would or should this happen? Is it possible that so many of the posters or readers are, in reality, giving Lee Ann the “thumbs-down” because they simply dislike HER, rather than what she posted? She is a self-described ‘liberal’ you know….
    Personally, I’ve said so before and will say again: I dislike this response method; it only promotes negativity and ill-feelings, and KIWA would be doing the right thing by changing the practice. A simple ‘like’ or ‘fave’ option would suffice, and would eliminate the ill-feelings stinking up this public forum.
    It’s obvious that there are many here, overtly rude to liberal-leaning individuals; there are also a number of conservative-leaning individuals who are not rude.
    Lee Ann has been a good sport, and a good contributor, despite the treatment she receives from the “thumbs-downers”.
    And to KIWA, I say, PLEASE reconsider this practice.

    • Lee Ann says:

      Ah, I’m tougher than I look. I realize I am living in a very conservative part of Iowa. And that’s okay. It takes all kinds of people to make a world. I have one rule for myself. I never insult or try to be cutesie funny by insulting someone. A lot of people, especially in the anonymous online places have turned rude and insensitive. I vowed to myself that I will never do that. Even on a controversial post in here, I just state what I believe and move on. If someone chooses to not like it, that’s fine with me. At least they have read it. I could have moved to the liberal areas of Iowa, over near Ames and DM, but I have family here. When this recession ends, I am sure we will all be more able to compromise and get things done. But thank you anyway. I do try to be fair and honest.

  9. Jcs says:

    Thanks to everyone who responded to the thread they thought was an announcement.Ther was some nice things people said about the Sheldon area and it’s citizens. May you and yours be blessed this holiday season.

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