Fill Empty Stockings this Christmas

2012-12-02T00:05:00Z 2012-12-03T11:07:04Z Fill Empty Stockings this Christmas The Billings Gazette
December 02, 2012 12:05 am

Giving is the heart of Christmas.

Your generosity can make the holidays brighter for a young family struggling to make ends meet, children who can’t be with their parents or an elderly person living alone.

The following Empty Stockings stories are real, although the names have been changed to protect the identities of those who need help.

Please contact the agency named at the end of each listing.

Gifts delivered to agencies should be new and unwrapped, although you may include gift wrap with your donation.

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Three children whose parents recently died live with their grandmother. Lisa is in eighth grade, Summer is in sixth grade, and Jason is in fourth grade. The girls would like gift cards to the mall and Jason, a Wal-Mart gift card. They would also love gift cards to the movies. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Ann is a gentle, disabled adult who is rich in love and spirit, but financially poor. She likes to walk to Hardee's in the morning for coffee. Ann has ankle and foot problems and could use a gift certificate for good-quality walking tennis shoes. She also likes crafts of many kinds, including fabric painting and velvet painting. YWCA Supported Living, 909 Wyoming Ave., 252-6303.

Deedra is a 73-year-old woman with multiple sclerosis. She would love a bright red sweater or a Christmas shirt, size XL. Deedra enjoys soft, cuddly pajamas, robes and gowns, size XL, and fuzzy slippers, size 8-1/2. She also likes colorful socks and purses with lots of pockets. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Bill and Marni, a young working couple, have two children, Shelly, 1, and Jake, 3. Although thankful that they have each other and are healthy, they struggle to make ends meet. They never ask for help because they believe someone else deserves it more. Shelly needs size 18-month clothing and any age-appropriate toy, especially one that plays music. Jake loves superheroes and Hot Wheels. He wears size 3T clothes and size 9 child’s snow boots. Community Hope, 204 Cedar, Laurel, 628-7281.

Marcy is a single mother of six children. She has worked hard to have all her children placed with her. Gage, 1, needs clothing size 18-24 months and shoes size 5-1/2. He likes musical toys. Sam, 8, needs winter clothing, size 10 in boys pants long/slim. He wears large shirts and his shoe size is 3. He needs socks and underwear. He also loves Transformers and Legos. Fred, 5, needs boy pants and shirts, both in size 6. He especially likes cars, Spider-Man and action figures. Rita, 6, needs of clothing in size 8 and shoes in size 1. She loves puzzles and books. Frank, 3, needs size 9-10 clothes and size 4 shoes. He also loves puzzles and books. Trina, 6, needs size 4 shoes and size 8 shirts and pants. She loves music, baby dolls, and books. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Brooke and Stacy are siblings placed together. Brooke, 14, loves music, books and art. She would love a gift card to the mall, clothing — pants size 16, shirts/hoodies XL — and stylish winter boots size 8-1/2 to 9. She needs a hat and gloves. Stacy, 8, also loves music and books. She would love a gift card to the mall, size 10/12 pants and L shirts. Both girls would like a porcelain doll and hair items. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Jim and Jane have adopted their 7-year-old granddaughter, Anna, and would like to make her first Christmas with them special. Anna is hoping for a Magic Slushy Cup, drawing supplies and Dr. Seuss books. The family also needs twin-size bedding, pots and pans. Family Service Inc., 1824 First Ave. N., 259-2269.

Maggie is a 62-year-old woman with disabilities who lives in a care facility. Maggie would enjoy mint candy, nail polish, perfume or a watch with a stretchy band. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Pam is a successful college student, but she has been through a divorce and her 3-year-old son has autism. Due to no fault of her own, her finances are limited and she could use help with expenses for school, rent, textbooks and food. The Salvation Army, 2100 Sixth Ave. N., 245-4659.

Maddy, 47, has a progressively disabling medical condition. She would be grateful for Wal-Mart and Conoco gift cards to help with the cost of pet food and gasoline for her wheelchair-accessible van. She loves new clothes, pants size L and tops size XL that are easy to pull on. She looks especially good in the color red. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Head Start students need sweat pants, sizes 4T-8 and underwear sizes 3T-8. Gas cards and grocery gift cards for students’ families also are appreciated. Head Start, Inc., 615 N. 19th St., 245-7233.

Penny, 52, is disabled and lives on a limited income. She wears 4X tops and 2X pull-on pants. Her favorite color is purple. She would like a warm winter coat, size 4X. She would be thankful for a new pair of slippers size 10W, a cross necklace with a 24-inch chain and gift cards to local restaurants and stores to buy an occasional treat. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Mae is a disabled adult who recently lost her mother and is suffering from depression and weight gain. A gift certificate from a clothing store that has size 3X clothing would lift her spirits. YWCA Supported Living, 909 Wyoming Ave., 252-6303.

Bradley wears size 4T pants, 5T shirts and size 9 shoes. He loves anything related to sports and would like art sets, paper, colored pencils, markers and stickers. Tina wears size 5T. Tina loves Dora the Explorer and anything with ladybugs. She also likes to build things and with Magnetix toys. Their mom, Cindy, works hard to make ends meet and also needs winter clothing. She wears size 10 pants, XL shirts and size 7 shoes. She would like gift cards to buy personal items such as underclothing. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Gerald is a 72-year-old disabled Navy veteran who lives independently on a limited income. He enjoys wearing clothes that are easy to pull on in size XXL shirts and XL pants. Gerald always appreciates any kindness he receives. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Loretta, 87, lives independently. She enjoys angel knickknacks and sweets to nibble on. Hot chocolate is a big favorite. She would love to have some new pretty clothes to wear, size S tops and 7/8 pants. She would be thankful for any generosity. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Mary is a disabled senior citizen. She has seen her lot rent at her trailer court double in recent years and is having difficulty paying that, which was increased again this year. Mary could use help with gas cards for her car as well as assistance with her lot rent, utilities and food. The Salvation Army, 2100 Sixth Ave. N., 245-4659.

Carla is a 59-year-old woman with severe disabilities. She enjoys warm throws, pretty, easy-to-put-on clothes in size S and sweet treats. She also likes pretty jewelry and hair clips. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Edward is a cheerful, fun-loving and sociable disabled adult who would love gift cards for country music and Ace Hardware. To help keep the Magic City clean, Edward walks all over Billings collecting cans for recycling. YWCA Supported Living, 909 Wyoming Ave., 252-6303.

Sam, Jodi, and Mary are siblings just returning home. Sam and Jodi are 3 and wear size 3 clothing that should have an adjustable waistband. Mary wears size 6 clothing. The kids love books and educational toys. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Leonard is a charming 86-year-old disabled retired Navy veteran. He would enjoy new jeans, 36x30, button-up flannel shirts size M and a pair of warm slippers size 9. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Bill is a disabled man starting over. He has a part-time job and a place to live, but needs help getting his household set up. He could use pots, pans, dishes, silverware, lamps, towels, small kitchen appliances, blankets and sheets for a full-size bed. Bill also plays the guitar. He had to pawn his guitar several years ago and needs help getting a new one. He hopes to be able to play again in church. The Salvation Army, 2100 Sixth Ave. N., 245-4659.

Grace is a working single mother of two great teens. Cheyenne, 13, would proudly wear a Denver Broncos sweatshirt size M, or any other Broncos clothing. An artist, she would appreciate art supplies. Coby, 17, collects Raiders memorabilia. A Raiders sweatshirt size L would be fabulous or a gift card to Sports Authority. Family Service, Inc., 1824 First Ave. N., 259-2269.

Roger, 60, is disabled Marine veteran of the Vietnam era. He would appreciate new jeans in Rustler boot cut 32x32, shirts size L, long underwear size M, baskets to keep his medicines and mail in and masculine household decorations. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Sally and Ron have four boys. One is severely disabled and recently received a terminal diagnosis. This family can use help with food, utilities, diapers and expenses such as gas cards to get the family back and forth to multiple doctor and therapy visits each week for their disabled son. The Salvation Army, 2100 Sixth Ave. N., 245-4659.

James, 6, would like superhero toys or cars. His sister Sarah, 18 months old, enjoys playing with dolls. James wears size 7 and Sarah wears 2T. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Leanne is a 47-year-old disabled woman. She would appreciate new clothes, size 4X tops, 2X pants, 9W warm slippers, soft socks and lotions. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Stu, a single father of two girls and a boy, is continuing his education to help improve the lives of his children. Shelby, 10, likes Monster High Girls and art supplies. Jamie, 8, likes My Little Pony and educational toys. Stan, 7, adores superheroes and Hot Wheels. The kids also need clothing. Shelby needs size 10 girls, Jamie size 7-8 girls, and Stan 5-6 little boys. Community Hope, 204 Cedar, Laurel, 628-7281.

Mary, 9, enjoys fixing her hair and would like hair accessories. She also needs pajamas, and T-shirts size 9/10. She likes listening to Taylor Swift. Her brother Paul, 4, has autism and likes to play with dinosaurs and remote-control cars. He needs jeans and pajamas in size 4T. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Beth, 76, is a disabled woman who loves pretty clothes such as XXL tops, XL pants, fuzzy socks and slippers in 9W. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Kathleen is a 64-year-old woman who recently lost her husband. She would enjoy new feminine clothes size S and toys and treats for her cat. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Travis, 7, loves art, drawing supplies and Legos. He wears size 7-8 shirt and pant size 6-7. His mother, Jan, is a single mom. She would like hair care products or bath and beauty supplies. Family Service Inc., 1824 First Ave. N., 259-2269.

Gregory, 60, is man with disabilities who would appreciate new 38x32 jeans, shirts size XL and slip-on shoes size 11. He is an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and would love anything with the Cowboys logo. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Avery, Ryan and Aaron are being raised by their grandparents. They all could use snow gloves, ankle socks and shoes. Fourteen-year-old Avery’s shoe size is 6 and jeans size is 25x31. She would also like an iTunes card; bath and body soaps and lotions; and a volleyball. Ryan is 12 and wears size 6 shoe. He loves football. He would like Under Armour clothing size 10/12 and a remote control car or truck. Aaron is 7 and wears a size 3 shoe. He needs new jeans, size 7/8. He would like trucks and cars. They all enjoy going to the movies. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Daniel, 60, has a rapidly progressing neurological disease. He enjoys wearing Army fatigues size 32x32 and shirts size M. He also would appreciate canned foods and gift cards. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Brittany is a young single woman looking forward to having her first baby soon. She is struggling to get basic items for her baby. She also needs repairs to her car so she can get to school and work. The Salvation Army, 2100 Sixth Ave. N., 245-4659.

Hattie is an elderly lady who lives in a nursing home. She loves to read mystery paperback books and enjoys candy and nuts. Hattie would also like a pair of red slippers, size 6-7. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Thomas is in his 50s and suffers from debilitating and painful degenerative-disc disease, but he still finds the energy to volunteer. His small disability check does not last to the end of the month. He wears XXL shirts and 40x32 jeans and could use a warm XXL winter jacket. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Casey, 8, and Alice, 6, are being raised by their grandmother. Casey needs long-sleeve, solid-color shirts size 8/10. He also could use some pajamas. He enjoys reading and playing with Legos. Alice could use jeans, pajamas and shirts size 7. She enjoys arts and crafts. She has long hair and likes to have it fixed. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

James is a single dad of five young children, who need nice shoes to wear to church. Larry, 10, wears shoe size 6½ and size 10 clothing. He likes trains and Nerf toys. Jenny is 9 and wears shoe size 4 and size 10 clothing. She likes Barbie dolls, Littlest Pet Shop toys and hair accessories. Jessie, 7, wears shoe size 1 and size 7/8 clothes. He likes anything from the “Cars” movie, books and remote control cars. Laurie, 5 wears shoe size 10 and size 6 clothes. She likes dressing up in princess dresses and playing with Barbies. She could use some hair accessories. Natalie, 3, wears shoe size 1 and size 4T clothes. She also likes to dress up in princess dresses and play with baby dolls. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Micah is retired and lives independently in a rural setting. He would like a warm shirt, jacket and gloves, all in size L. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

A 32-year-old woman who is expecting her first child soon needs diapers and baby supplies, but not clothing. An outfit for mom, who wears a size small and size 0 pants, would make for a wonderful Christmas. Although she is enrolled in a training program and hopes to land a job when she is done, she needs help now. YWCA Employment & Training Center, 909 Wyoming Ave., 252-6303.

Sam, 16, has no family and will spend Christmas in a group home. Sam wears pant size 34x34 and shirt XL. He would enjoy Magic cards, comic books, drawing materials and a football or basketball. He could use a calendar, address book and athletic shorts. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Jon lives alone and is on a limited income. He supports himself and helps other family members when he can. Jon wears XXL large shirts and jackets. Socks, T-shirts, XXL and large-size gloves also would be appreciated. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Carol and John expected to retire in their golden years, but they are now raising two granddaughters, aged 9 and 11. Living on a fixed income does not allow for much extra. The girls would love anything girly. They love to draw, play house and school. They wear size L in girls. Community Hope, 204 Cedar, Laurel, 628-7281.

Virginia is a single grandmother raising her grandchildren. The children can use items to make their holiday happy. Virginia needs sweatpants, windows for her house, a new microwave and queen-size bedding. The Salvation Army, 2100 Sixth Ave. N., 245-4659.

Rose is a lively woman in her 80s who is physically disabled from an accident. She lives independently on a small income. Because Rose’s TV broke more than a year ago, she would like a new one. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Jessica, 17, will spend Christmas in a group home. She wears pants size 5 and shirt M. She would love some jeans with holes, a gift card to a salon, a purse with matching wallet, slippers and nail polish. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

A 19-year-old woman who has a baby due in February has enough baby clothes and gear, but needs kitchen items. She hopes to complete a short training program and then work as an administrative assistant. She wants to move into her own apartment before the baby is born. She would welcome a set of flatware, dishes and kitchen utensils. Green is her favorite color. YWCA Employment & Training Center Supported Living, 909 Wyoming Ave., 252-6303.

Mindy, 10, and Mandy, 9, are sisters who will be in foster care this Christmas. Mindy would like drawing and art supplies. Mandy would like a SprayZa craft kit. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Susan is a single mom with a young daughter living in a program for homeless families in Billings. Call to find out how to help to provide Christmas for them: The Salvation Army, 2100 Sixth Ave. N., 245-4659.

Stephanie is a single mom raising three kids. Kelsie, 14, would like basketball shorts size L, hair accessories and teen vampire and zombie movies. Kendra, 12, would enjoy a CD player and girlie-girl hair accessories. Karly, 6, likes Hello Kitty toys and things with sparkle and glam. The family also needs cooking utensils and supplies. Stephanie loves cookbooks, perfume and scented candles. Family Service Inc., 1824 First Ave. N., 259-2269.

Valerie, in her 70s, lives in a senior complex. She is on a limited income but loves to shop for clothing and decorations for her apartment. She would love a Wal-Mart gift card. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Don is a young man who has suffered from a traumatic brain injury. He is unable to work but likes to be outdoors, summer and winter. Don needs Wranglers, size 34x33, warm socks and size M gloves. He wears size L shirt and jacket. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Just moving out of a motel and re-establishing their home in Billings, Julie and Evan have two kids. Amanda, 14, wants Rollerblades, a MP3 player, makeup and shoes, size 8. Dylan, 17, likes University of Michigan teams, Lions football and Tigers baseball. An accomplished artist, he would like new art supplies. Family Service Inc., 1824 First Ave. N., 259-2269.

Billy, 15, has no family he can depend on. Billy could use shoes, size 8-1/2; pants size 14/16; shirts, size M; ankle socks and boxer briefs, size 14/16; a handheld electronic game, or a gift card to a local fast-food restaurant. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Monica and her two sons recently moved out on their own. Although Monica must start over from scratch, she has been sober for a year and a half. They need small household appliances, bedding, towels and housewares. They also need clothing. Mom wears size 15 pants and shirts size L. Connor wears size 10-12 husky. Larry wears size 6-7 slender. Gift cards and gas cards also would help. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Greg and Christy are looking for work and need help to make Christmas happy for their three boys. Daniel, 9, would like Legos and action figures. Jacob, 4, likes Iron Man and wears pants size 5-6 and shirt size small. Caleb, 3, loves Spider-Man toys. His shirt size is 3T and his pants 4T. Family Service Inc., 1824 First Ave. N, 259-2269.

Veronica is in her 70s and suffers from a painful bone disease that limits mobility to an electric scooter. Veronica could use a winter jacket size L, winter boots size 5½-6 and sweat pants and tops in size M. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Robert had stroke years ago. Although paralyzed on one side, he lives independently. He needs a One-Touch Handless can opener, 33x30 Wranglers and warm shirts in size M. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Jason, 14, will spend Christmas in a group home. He wears pants 32x34 and shirt size S. He could use basketball shorts and socks. He also would enjoy a basketball, sketch pad, colored pencils and Green Lantern comic books. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Kenny, 9, and Colton, 7, love superheroes — especially Batman and Spider-Man — as well as cars and video games. They also need clothes. They were removed from their mother’s home and now live with their father, who works but struggles financially. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Patricia is a disabled middle-aged woman with a 16-year-old son who is getting back into the workforce after years of abuse made it impossible for her to work. She could use tires for her car to get back and forth to work, a washer/dryer and household items. Baking supplies would enable her to bake for others this holiday season. The Salvation Army, 2100 Sixth Ave. N., 245-4659.

Kari and her two daughters are on their own because of the girls' father's incarceration. Kari, who has been sober for almost two years, works but finds it hard to make ends meet. Tanya, 8, wears size 10-12 and likes to paint and color. Angela is almost 2 and wears a size 2T. Mom needs gift cards and gas cards. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Tim, 12, will spend Christmas in a group home. He would enjoy Legos, a Rubik’s Cube, puzzles and Spider-Man or Harry Potter movies. He needs jeans and pajamas in size 16. Socks, cologne and body wash also are on his list. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Maude is in her late 80s and lives in a nursing home. Cardigan sweaters and zip or button sweatshirts in size 2X would keep her warm this winter. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Laura is in her 70s and is in fragile health. She loves to read and would like historical-fiction books and a book holder. She also could use a warm hat, gloves and scarf. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Kathleen is a single mom raising her sons on her own. Jason, 6, loves to read and play with Legos. Andrew, 2, likes cars and trucks and wears size 3T pants and shirts. Family Service Inc., 1824 First Ave. N, 259-2269.

Chandra recently was reunited with her daughter Tia, 4, and has a son Caden, now 5 months old. Tia wears size 3T and Caden, 9-month-old clothes. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120

Jaden, 7, wants a remote-controlled helicopter or anything linked to Spider-Man or dinosaurs. He wears 7 slim pants and a boy’s 7-8 shirt. Jasmine, 10, is learning to crochet and would love crocheting supplies or books. She and her 9-year-old sister, Jennifer, both wear girl’s size 12 slim pants and size 12 shirts. Jennifer also would like craft kits. The littlest girl, Joy, 6, loves Dora the Explorer, the Disney princesses and would like a baby doll. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Barbara is a disabled senior citizen who needs gift cards to buy groceries. Despite her own difficulties, she volunteers to help others each week. The Salvation Army, 2100 Sixth Ave. N., 245-4659.

Dianne, 73, and Dave, 72, live in their own home and struggle to make ends meet. Dianne has COPD and Dave suffers weakness due to a stroke. Dianne asks for a $20 phone card so she can call her loved ones out-of-state and a Visa gift card to buy personal items. Dave would enjoy an XL cardigan sweater any color. They love Hershey’s miniature chocolate candies. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Sally, 79, recently moved into a nursing facility. She would like new multicolor tops size 3XL and slacks, size 20 in black or navy blue. She enjoys all kinds of candy. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Lisa is a single mom struggling to make ends meet. Brandon, 15, would like an XL sweatshirt with a Griz or 49ers logo. Elizabeth, 12, needs new girly, queen-size bedding. Mom needs new king-size bedding. Family Service Inc., 1824 First Ave. N, 259-2269.

Lidia, 3, and her brother Martin, 1, recently returned home to their parents, who are young and struggling. Dad is working two jobs and Mom works in a fast-food restaurant. Lidia needs clothes, especially pants, size 24 months. She loves dress-up clothes and Barbie dolls. Martin needs pants and long-sleeved shirts in size 18 months. He likes balls, cars and trains. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Mindy, 4, is in foster care. She likely will be home with Dad for Christmas, but he is stressed financially. Mindy loves any Dora the Explorer toys and movies. She also wants Santa to bring her a Dream Lites pet. She could use coloring books and crayons. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120

Sylvia is a single mom in recovery struggling to provide Christmas for herself and her daughter this holiday season. Call to find out how to help Sylvia and her daughter: The Salvation Army, 2100 Sixth Ave. N., 245-4659.

Tammy, 1, wears size 12-month clothes and needs winter outfits and pajamas. Because she was born very prematurely and is more at a 6- to 8-month level of development, she could use developmental and educational toys. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Emma, 59, lives in a secure unit of a facility due to early-stage dementia. Emma needs an XL winter coat of any color and a light XL jacket for indoors because her living facility gets cold in the winter. She needs white, size L sports bras and size L blouse and slacks in any color. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Daisy, 62, had a stroke and can no longer work. She was without an income for several months and recently began receiving Social Security benefits. She would love fuzzy, two-piece pajamas size XL and size 9-10 slippers, both in any color. Daisy would also like a Wal-Mart gift card for personal items. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Sandy, 71, has COPD but lives independently with some assistance. Sandy would enjoy a black sweatshirt size L and a housecoat size L of any color. Living on a fixed income makes it hard to buy personal items. She would like a gift card from Wal-Mart for those. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Mark, 4, wears size 5T clothes. Mark likes Transformer toys, anything to do with Toy Story and Iron Man. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Sofia, 69, lost her husband and six months later lost her home and pets. She now lives in a small apartment and struggles to adjust to new surroundings. Sofia would enjoy the perfume “Windsong” by Prince Matchabelli. She would like brown polyester slacks and two-piece warm pajamas in any color, all in size 30W. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Judy, 55, is disabled and lives in her own home with assistance. Judy would like a colorful blanket that is not too heavy for her queen-size bed. She would also enjoy cotton slacks with pockets, size 5XL in any color. She would like brown Birkenstock shoes that have three straps across the top in size 8½. Judy would also like a Wal-Mart gift card to buy personal items. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Carol is in her 60s and has cancer. She has been able to live at home with minimal assistance. Carol would like a bright (no dark colors) twin blanket to keep her warm at night. She would like size 9 slippers in any color and white tennis shoes size 9. Carol also would like a Wal-Mart gift card for personal items. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Patti, 1, could use warm size 3T pants, shirts and pajamas. She would enjoy age-appropriate toys. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Martha, 65, moved to Billings with very few belongings. She lives in a one-bedroom apartment and needs bath towel sets, any color. She would like a full-size, colorful comforter with a full-size colorful blanket. She needs standard pillowcases in any color, a warm size L purple or pink fuzzy robe and warm purple or pink pajamas, also size L. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Jeremy, 79, lives independently with a lot of help. Jeremy would like a specialized trucking calendar for 2013, a green or blue bath towel set, kitchen dishcloths and size 9-1/2 W slippers. Jeremy needs an outside motion detector for his back porch. He also would like strawberry Boost Protein and 4XT cologne by Avon. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Margaret, 92, lives in a nursing home. Separated from her dogs, Margaret would like a stuffed animal. Margaret needs 2X shirts and 3X pants, preferring lightweight sweatshirt clothing. Margaret wants a 2013 scenery calendar and a fancy picture to decorate her room. Her favorite food is a double cheeseburger, and would appreciate a gift certificate to any burger restaurant. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Justin, born prematurely this summer, will be released from the hospital before Christmas. The family caring for this infant could use preemie clothes and NB clothes as well as an infant car seat and infant swing. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Landon, 72, is in a nursing home. He is separated from his wife and finds comfort in black licorice, Crystal Light lemonade and York peppermint patties. Landon needs a twin comforter in blue and a 2013 airplane calendar to decorate his room. He wears Mennen’s aftershave and long-sleeve T-shirts and lightweight sweatshirts size L. Landon’s favorite colors are blue, black and grey. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Doris, 82, lives alone. She passes time with word search puzzle books in large print and snacks on sugar-free cookies and cashews. Doris needs long, knee-high white cotton socks, size 11-12 house slippers and blue ink pens. Doris would appreciate a gift certificate to either JB’s or Perkins. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Katie, 16, recently completed treatment. She loves music and dance. She has a guitar and is trying to teach herself how to play it. She would love lessons. She loves to read, so a gift card to Barnes and Noble or Hastings would be a wonderful surprise for her. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Peggy, 93, lives in assisted living. Always cold, Peggy needs flannel pajamas size M long, a button-up sweater to wear over tops size M, and a size M bathrobe and slippers, 8 narrow. Peggy would love a 2013 puppy calendar, mixed nuts and Russell Stover chocolates. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Dick, 86, and Jane, 84, are married and live independently with some help. They both love chocolate and Jane likes mixed nuts. Dick needs size 9 socks and house slippers and polo shirts size M. Dick uses Vitalis hair product and Old Spice shaving lotion. He likes large-print word searches. Jane needs a silky type nightgown XL and long-sleeve cotton tops XL. Jane would also like a bathrobe XL and a medium size black purse. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Dirk, 4, wears size 4T. David, 7, wears size 8 regular in pants and a boy’s large shirt. Dillon, 6, wears a 6 regular in pants and a size 7 shirts and likes anything to do with Spider-Man. They all need footie pajamas. Dirk wants a race track and cars. David would like a remote control car. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Roberta, 70, lives with her developmentally disabled grandson. Money is tight and Roberta needs hygiene products, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, Cheer laundry soap and quarters to do her laundry. Roberta likes to embroider pillow cases and needs a good pair of scissors for sewing. She drinks any kind of herbal tea and splurges on Lay's potato chips. Roberta would like a 2013 doll calendar. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Peter, 63, is a veteran and railroad retiree. Peter needs jeans 31x33, underwear 32-34, and socks size 10. Peter has a huge sweet tooth and especially loves chocolate. He could use some Axe hygiene products, a 2013 railroad calendar, and a tan set of bath towels. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Martin is a disabled Army veteran living in a nursing home. He spends most of his time watching movies and would love comfortable clothes size XL, new-release DVDs, or gift cards to Pizza Hut. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Kathy, 16, loves makeup and shopping for clothes. Daniel, 14, likes video games, movies and reading. Lily, 12, is starting to like makeup like her sister and clothes. Gift cards for clothes, makeup and video games or movies would be appreciated. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Barb is a mentally ill female struggling to live independently. She loves penguins, dragons and fairies and could use warm winter clothing in size M. She also loves to write and draw. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Lisa is a disabled woman who lives alone in a small apartment. She would love anything that showed someone has thought of her. Her favorite color is purple. She wears size 2XL clothing, has a full-size bed, and likes fluffy socks or slippers size 10. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Karen is a middle-aged woman suffering from a traumatic brain injury. She struggles from difficult family dynamics and would appreciate anything feminine and fun that showed someone was thinking of her. She wears size XL clothing. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Allen, 15, April, 14, Jeremy, 14, Ron, 13, and Annie, 2, are siblings in foster care. The teenage boys love to longboard, play videos and listen to music. Jeremy and Ron also enjoy football. April likes books and drawing. Annie likes dolls, coloring, jewelry and games. All could use clothing. Unfortunately these siblings have been in care for a year and had to be placed separately. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Maria is a young, disabled house-bound woman. Her husband provides most of her care, so he cannot work. They would appreciate any kind words, a queen-sized bed comforter, picture frames, or help with groceries at Albertsons. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Kim is an elderly woman who recently lost her last relative. She battles depression and rarely leaves the home. She would appreciate any kind words, 2X fleece pajamas/clothing, or inspirational reading material. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Paul is an elderly man who has a developmental disability. He lives in a group home. He loves the color yellow, scrapbooking and going to Wal-Mart. He would appreciate sweat pants and sweat shirts in size 2 XL or tape for scrapbooking. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Rachel and Ellen are sisters who love board games and play with Barbie or Bratz dolls. They also love to read and are really good at art and crafts. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Mary, 1, is just beginning to walk and loves to investigate new things. She likes musical and brightly colored things. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

Johnathan is an elderly veteran. He enjoys muscle cars and pizza and would like size 5X sweatshirts or 3X sweatpants or a size twin-long comforter. His favorite color is blue. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Art is a kind man with dementia living in a nursing home. Art loves coffee and candy and would appreciate long sleeve button-up shirts, size XL, an electric razor, or a twin-size comforter with a fishing theme. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Rebecca is an elderly woman with dementia who lives in a nursing home. She would enjoy pastel-colored sweat suits size 2XL, barrettes and headbands for her hair or warm, fuzzy slipper-socks. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Debbie, 4, could use size 4-5 girl’s shirts and pants, coat, hat, gloves and boots. She would like books, a doll, puzzles and Littlest Pet Shop items. John, 2, could use size 3 shirts, pants, coat, hat, gloves and boots. He likes cars, books, puzzles and educational toys. Both children live with their mom. Children’s Protective Services, 2525 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 309, 657-3120.

George is an elderly man who struggles to live independently at home. He suffers from severe arthritis and sleeps on his couch. He would appreciate a warm twin-size comforter, a new pillow, or a gift card to Albertsons for groceries. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Doug is an elderly man with speech, vision and hearing impairments. He would appreciate a reading lamp and magnifier. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Jake is a young man with an acquired brain injury who suffers from chronic pain and is struggling to live independently and make ends meet. He would like any gift and would especially like a Mountain Dew sweatshirt or warm clothing size L. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Mack is a home-bound middle-aged man suffering from a traumatic brain injury. He enjoys 1960s “revolution” music, Motown and chocolate. He would appreciate a warm throw blanket with skulls or a Native American-inspired design. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Maxine is an elderly woman who lives alone. She is too proud to ask for anything, but would appreciate anything that showed she hasn’t been forgotten. Her favorite color is lavender and she wears size S clothing. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Harvey is a reclusive elderly gentleman who prefers to be alone. He does not drive, have a phone, or watch TV, but enjoys walking to McDonald’s to eat and would like a full-size comforter. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Kitty is an elderly woman who lives alone in a home with no running water. She could use warm winter clothing size XL and a gift card for Albertsons or the Town Pump for gas. She also likes Precious Moments figurines. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Buster is an elderly Native American widower who lives alone. He would appreciate warm winter clothing size L-XL, diabetic treats, or a blanket with a Native American theme. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Davis is an elderly wheelchair-bound veteran suffering from degenerative-disc disease. He could use underclothes size XL, twin-size bedding in blue or green and pillows; he loves peanut butter M&M’s. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Kevin is an elderly widower and cancer survivor who spends most of his time alone. He would appreciate DVDs of old western movies or music CDs, and warm clothes size L/XL. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Kari is an elderly disabled woman who is home bound. She enjoys Coca-Cola and computer games and is very religious. She would benefit from loose-fitting dresses size 2XL. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Jamie is an elderly woman who lost two children unexpectedly within a short time. She is grieving and would appreciate anything to show she is not alone. She would benefit from gift cards for Albertsons and wears clothing size M/L. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

James, 75, would benefit from bathtowels and toiletry items. He would appreciate twin-size bedding sheets, a blanket and pillows. Because he spends a great deal of time at his computer and his mobility is impaired, he also could use a swivel chair. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Ann is a disabled woman who is not able to get out of her home. She needs shirts and blouses size 1X; elastic-waist slacks size 18; flat black shoes size 9-1/2; and toiletries. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Harry is a disabled man who will have another surgery this year. He needs toiletries, especially razors. He doesn’t have much clothing and would appreciate pants and shirts, sizes are XL shirts and 38x32 pants. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Joe is a 90-year-old veteran. His eyesight is significantly impaired and he could use an electric razor because he likes to be clean-shaven. He needs toiletries, and a twin-size blanket or comforter and pillow would be great. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Mary is a disabled woman who has significant mobility challenges. She needs a coffee maker, a microwave oven and a king-size bedding set. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Dennis is a disabled man who has lost a significant amount of weight recently. He spends much of his time in bed due to his challenges. He now needs clothing that fits, including shirts size M and 30x32 pants. Toiletries are always appreciated and he can use razors. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Andy is an elderly gentleman who needs items for the bathroom. He likes to be clean-shaven and can always use razors and shaving cream. Toiletries such as soap and shampoo would help, too. Bath towels and a robe size L would be appreciated. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Richard is a disabled young man who has very little. He is in great need of clothing. He needs shirts size M and 32x32 size pants. He could use a new pair of shoes and wears size 9-1/2. Toiletries are always needed and a queen-size comforter or blanket for his bed would be wonderful. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite D, 655-7640.

Nadine, 30, has head injuries and has no family. She was homeless before moving into an assisted-living facility. Nadine would like bath towels; Pantene shampoo and rinse; deodorant (any brand); and body lotion. She also needs laundry soap and static-guard dryer sheets. A small Christmas tree would make her very happy. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Dr. Suite D, 655-7640.

Brian, 66, has cognitive problems due to several strokes. He lives in assisted living. Brian has no family since his wife died two years ago. Brian would appreciate athletic socks size 9-12, western-style shirts any color in 2X and a quilted shirt jacket size 2X. Brian also needs a new standard-size pillow. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Dr. Suite D, 655-7640.

Samantha, 65, lives in a nursing home. Her daughter exploited her and she lost her home. Samantha would love warm sweaters or sweatshirts size 3X in her favorite colors of blue or lavender. She also would appreciate stretchy sweat pants size 2X and body lotion. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Dr. Suite D, 655-7640.

Karl, 67, has speech problems due to a stroke. Karl lives alone and enjoys his independence. He would like long-sleeve shirts with snaps in 2X and any color. He could also use a quilted shirt jacket in a size 3X any color. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Dr. Suite D, 655-7640.

Cliff is elderly and disabled. He is wheelchair-bound and lives in a nursing home. Cliff would like slippers with a back in size 13. He would also like Wal-Mart gift cards to purchase personal items. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Dr. Suite D, 655-7640.

Carter, 73, has multiple medical issues including diabetes and heart disease. He lives alone in an isolated rural area. Carter needs size L white V-neck T- shirts, tube socks and shoe size 11. He would enjoy treats including sugar-free caramels and hard peppermint candies. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Dr. Suite D, 655-7640.

Belinda, 71, is in declining health with arthritis. She has had frequent falls. Belinda needs warm snow boots with a side or front zipper in size 8 with flat-heels and nonskid soles. She would like a warm winter women’s hooded coat size L. A petite size is preferred but a regular size will work. She also needs a warm, long flannel nightgown, size L, preferably in a petite. She enjoys large-print, word-find puzzle books. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Dr. Suite D, 655-7640.

Terry is a blind man who supplements his disability check with as many work hours as he can get. Working in a cooler, he is always cold. Because he walks to and from work, he needs warm coveralls size 42 tall; heavyweight long john bottoms with a 29-inch waist and tall length; thick, warm hunting socks (he wears size 10 shoes); and thick, warm ski gloves, size medium. He also needs a pair of clamp-on “snow tracks” for icy sidewalks. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Dr. Suite D, 655-7640.

Heidi, 87, feels blue because this holiday season will be her first without her husband of 59 years. Heidi would like stationery, note cards and stamps. She likes things that are pretty and feminine, and would appreciate lipstick in reds and pinks. She also would like paint-by-number sets. She enjoys painting scenery, fruit, flowers, still lifes, and children. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Dr. Suite D, 655-7640.

Debra, 57, lives in a nursing home and has multiple sclerosis. She would love a lightweight twin-size bedspread or comforter in blue or purple. Debra could use elastic-waist knit pants and a matching pullover long-sleeve top, both size 2X, and some short, fuzzy ankle-length socks in shoe size 8. Debra loves having aides brush and decorate her hair. She would like hair bows, barrettes and ties in different colors. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Dr. Suite D, 655-7640.

Tonya, 63, has diabetes and thyroid problems. She is also bipolar and suffers with depression. She could use lotions, perfume, scented body powder, and liquid scented soap. She also enjoys word-search puzzle books and could use a warm pair of gloves and cap. Purple is her favorite color. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Dr. Suite D, 655-7640.

Jason, 82, recently suffered mishaps which have left him without much basic clothing. Jason prefers snap-close shirts size 3X or 4X. He needs a pair or two of casual, not blue jeans, lightweight pants, size 50Wx30L. For entertainment Jason enjoys reading books, large-print preferred but regular-print acceptable, by Louis L’Amour. A “masculine-colored” lap blanket would keep him warm while he is in his wheelchair. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Dr. Suite D, 655-7640.

Jack, 62, is wheelchair bound. He is disabled, diabetic and lives in a care facility. Jack could use a pair or two of black Levi jeans size 48x32 and some white or black tank-style T-shirts size XL. Jack loves a new cap or hat, such as an engineer cap or U.S. Navy cap. Adult Protective Services, 2121 Rosebud Dr. Suite D, 655-7640.

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