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These Billings-area adults have some items on their holiday wish list

These Billings-area adults have some items on their holiday wish list

From the Looking for ways to give? We've collected holiday gift requests of those in need around Billings series
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Each year, Empty Stockings gives readers a way to connect with struggling families around Billings.

The profiles are real, but the names have been changed to protect the identities of those who need help.

To help them, please contact the agency named in bold type at the end of each listing.

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

Please label gifts with the names of the recipients.

Stewart is a 71-year-old disabled man. He lives alone in low-income housing. He loves to walk and needs a new pair of Velcro tennis shoes size 13. He would like a pair of coveralls with a snap front size 44 to wear in the cold weather. He would like blue dress shirts size 44 with ties to match and white undershirts size 2X to wear to church. He would also like dress pants size 44/32. A calendar would help keep him organized. He enjoys pictures of landscapes. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Adam is 49 and has a joyful personality. Coloring books and crayons would bring him joy along with candy and soda pop (diet). He could also use sweat tops and pants in size XL. His winter coat has seen many seasons size XL and hat/gloves to go with it would bring a smile to his face. Contact Big Sky Senior Services, 937 Grand Ave, or call 406-259-3111.

Tami is an 87-year old woman who resides in an assisted living. She has a sweet tooth, and a couple boxes of chocolates would brighten her day. She also would enjoy a festive tin of popcorn. She loves to read western and mystery novels. Her grandson visits her weekly and they love to play board games from her past. Her favorite is Aggravation. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Mike is 88 and lives by himself but enjoys going to the Community Center for lunch. He has a small dog for a companion. He could use Walmart gift card and gift card to the Pelican Café in Laurel. He could use stationary and stamps and a grabber to help pick up things. He could also use white sport shorts size 40 and white V-neck T shirts size large. Contact Big Sky Senior Services, 937 Grand Ave, or call 406-259-3111.

Eliza is an 74-year-old woman living independently. She loves Southwestern colors, blues, burgundy. She would like sweaters and blouses in these colors size medium and neutral colored pants/jeans size 10. She needs socks and a new winter coat size medium. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Ester is a 90-year-old woman. She likes to look her best and would like new pink and/or blue blouses size small and dress pants/jeans, size small or 4/6. She would like some flannel pajama bottoms size small and slippers size small/medium. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Lillian is a precious 89-year-old woman who lives frugally. Her outdated TV lost its picture tube. A flat screen television (any size, new or used) would make her days less long. Lillian would also enjoy Christian-themed items: A wall calendar and/or blank book for journaling and/or an easy-to-read book of Christian poems or prayers. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Sylvia is an 81-year-old lady who lives alone and uses a walker to get around. She could use some new blue slippers size 10 wide to keep her feet warm this winter. She enjoys doing word search books and 100-300 piece puzzles. She would really like a Perkins gift card and some stamps and stationery to write to her friends, and she loves to drink diet Pepsi and eat diabetic candy. Contact Big Sky Senior Services, 937 Grand Ave, or call 406-259-3111.

Betty is a 71-year-old wonderful grandmother who lives in a low-income apartment. She enjoys doing arts and crafts with her grandchildren. She would love to have a new fun sweatshirt with a picture on the front, size 2XL. She enjoys eating out and would love a gift card to Red Lobster, Play Inn, or Olive Garden. She could also use gift cards to Walmart and Target. She would really enjoy tickets to the movie theater or plays. She could really use a portable clothes rack with a zipper cover for it to keep her clothes nice. Contact Big Sky Senior Services, 937 Grand Ave, or call 406-259-3111.

Carla, 67, and Jim, 69, are married, though Carla’s genetic cognitive impairments require facility memory care. Jim visits Carla every day. The two were intentional about saving money all their married lives, but memory care is expensive, and their savings are fast depleting. Most important to Jim and Carla is time together. Some fine chocolates, all soft-centered, or some caramels would allow them a simple shared pleasure. Also, Jim could use a pre-paid gas card to fuel his many trips across Billings to see Carla. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Marilyn is 90 years old. A tiny woman, she lives alone with help from one distant relative. She has no children and lives on limited resources. Marilyn can’t keep her house warm enough to suit her in the winter, and often uses her stove top burners as a heat source. She could use a gas-filled radiator-style space heater, or even two of them. A warm cardigan sweater, size petite small would be much appreciated. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Leah is a 79-year-old lady who resides in a care facility. Leah has no family and she has a limited income. Leah would really appreciate a fleece coat with front buttons and a big collar size XL. She would also like a small travel pillow to rest her head on. Leah also enjoys the small bottles of Coke (6 ounce) and some slip-on tennis shoes (size 9) in bright colors. Leah could also use some Sea Bond denture liners for both upper and lower teeth. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Brad is a 69-year-old gentleman who lives alone. He has a limited income and doesn’t have much left for extras. Brad needs twin size sheets. He would also like a baseball cap with a hunting or western design. Brad also enjoys snacks such as cookies. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Poppy is 59 years old and is living in her own apartment for the first time. She likes to play simple board games and collects western videos. She likes chocolate in small doses. She does not like the winter months and likes to snuggle in flannel pants size 3XL. Contact Big Sky Senior Services, 937 Grand Ave, or call 406-259-3111.

Kate is just 49, and suffers with a breathing-related disability. Her medical condition is tenuous, and she struggles to live independently having recently lost her housemate. Kate likes her apartment to be clean and tidy, but she has no vacuum cleaner. Also, some small glass seed beads and search-and-find word books would be great to fuel her hobby table. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Home for the holidays

An outlet near the mantel can add the sparkle of string lights in garland, while one in the floor beneath a couch can be used for a Christmas tree.

Timothy is a 63-year-old man disabled and disfigured 20 years ago in a hunting accident. He is unable to drive, and walks to and from his part-time job, summer and winter. Tall and very thin, Timothy needs a warm snowmobile suit, size 42 tall (34” inseam), and a warm hooded parka with hood, size medium-tall. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

June is 64 years old and is very independent. She uses the MET bus to get around for her transportation. She loves to shop at Walmart and could really use Walmart gift cards. She would also enjoy a gift card to Denny’s. She is diabetic and likes to drink diet Pepsi and eat diabetic candy. She could really use white T-shirt size 2XL, and purple sweat pants and sweat shirt size 2XL. Contact Big Sky Senior Services, 937 Grand Ave, or call 406-259-3111.

Dana is 57 and lives in a tiny studio apartment. Her DVD player quit working, and she would love a new (or used) one, along with some DVD movies (also new or used, likes comedy like "Home Alone" and "The Santa Clause" or just about anything except scary/horror). She also needs towels to replace the worn ones she has: Bath towels and washcloths in her favorite color, medium or light blue. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Fran is 72 and does not like to ask for much from others but she could use some XL pajamas in any color. She enjoys picture books of nature or other beautiful things. A calendar is helpful for tracking all of her appointments. Contact Big Sky Senior Services, 937 Grand Ave, or call 406-259-3111.

Delia is a 23-year-old developmentally disabled girl who resides in a group home. Delia was abandoned by her family, and she has a very limited income. Delia would like some “onesie” pajamas with the zipper in the back in a size large. She also would love cuddly blankets and a poncho-type blanket with a hood. Delia also needs socks in a size 8-12 and underwear in a size large. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Travis is a 58-year-old developmentally disabled man who really looks forward to Christmas. Travis enjoys arts and crafts such as bead work. He also needs some sweat pants and shirts in a size large and a fall-type zippered jacket in size large. Travis would also like a new boom box and a remote control car. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Richard is 71 years old and is a quiet man who lives by himself. He could really use some white T shirts size 2XL. He enjoys Domino’s pizza and M&Ms. He also enjoys growing things and could use some sturdy, heavy-duty pots that are at least 12 inches around and new potting soil. He could also use stamps as he likes to write friends. Contact Big Sky Senior Services, 937 Grand Ave, or call 406-259-3111.

Barbara is a disabled 61-year-old woman whose budget does not allow for new things. She would love a pretty, new bedding set (full size) and pillows. Her clothes are typically from thrift stores, so anything new would be a treat (size 10 pants, XL tank tops, Large shirts, 8 and 1/2 shoes or slippers) and socks. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Vanessa is 94 years young and lives alone in a small apartment. She is in need of elastic waist jeans in size 18 and a cute extra-large top. She also needs a pair to snow boots size 7½ with a good tread so she can be safe this winter while attending her many medical appointments. She describes herself as a “cat fancy,” so she would enjoy anything with cats on it. Contact Big Sky Senior Services, 937 Grand Ave, or call 406-259-3111.

Erica is 63 years old and is always reluctant to ask for anything but could really use some black sweatpants size XL. She loves the smell of Elizabeth Taylor perfume. She would also enjoy a gift card to a restaurant which would be a treat from her own cooking. Contact Big Sky Senior Services, 937 Grand Ave, or call 406-259-3111.

Patrick is a 59-year-old disabled veteran. He would appreciate getting some new camouflage pants (30x29) and shirts (large). He could also use a new queen size bedding set in masculine colors. His companion animal (Echo the puppy) would enjoy treats and toys to play with. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Ralph is a 55-year-old disabled gentleman with a wonderful outlook on life even with the challenges he is faced with. He would love to have some new clothes (5X shirts and 56x33 pants). His winter coat was stolen from him (5XL) and he struggles to stay warm. His shoes are worn (13½ wide) and he has no slippers or winter boots. Ralph would be grateful for the generosity of anyone or anything. He sleeps on a bare mattress with a worn blanket because he can’t afford new bedding (queen size). Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Dennis is a good-natured 50-year-old disabled man who struggles to make ends meet. He would appreciate a new masculine bedding set (full size) for his apartment. He is an avid Raiders fan and would appreciate some “Raiders gear” (men’s Large). He recently had to move unexpectedly and had to leave most of his belongings behind. Any kitchen/household items, pots, pans, dishes, silverware, vacuum etc. would really help him. Because his budget is tight, going out to eat is an extra special treat to him. He would enjoy a gift certificate to any of the local fast food restaurants. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Sandy is 71 years old and enjoys using Oil of Olay face cream. She could also use a pullover sweater in an off white or ecru color size petite XL. She also likes to wear blouses (med or long sleeved) in size XL petite. Contact Big Sky Senior Services, 937 Grand Ave, or call 406-259-3111.

Paul is a very sweet 49-year-old man with developmental disabilities. He really enjoys eating popcorn and watching Disney cartoons. He loves to wear sweats that are easy to pull on (shirts 2XL and med/large pants or shorts). He could also use some new shoes size 11 and slippers. Paul has a cat that would also love some treats and toys. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Dave is a 49-year-old disabled man who would appreciate some new pants (42x32) and 2XL shirts. There never seem to be two socks that match, and his shoes have seen much better days (10½ wide). His queen-size bed could use some new sheets and a comforter with a couple of pillows to rest his head on. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Lucy is a delightful 85-year-old woman who lives with her 56-year-old disabled daughter, Susie. Between the two of them, one does what the other is unable to do, and because of this they are able to remain in their home. Their combined incomes are very limited, so going out to eat (they love Bruno’s and Mexican food) is a very rare treat. Lucy loves the color purple (small pants and medium tops) and would also be tickled with a new queen size bedding set. Susie would also love a new queen size bedding set (anything feminine) and really enjoys soft-scented lotions and soaps. Both Lucy and Susie are avid Ryan Pelton fans (he is an Elvis Presley impersonator). Susie’s cat and dog would really appreciate some treats or toys. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Meridith is a young woman with disabilities. She is in need of kitchen appliances, small and simple; like a microwave, a bullet like drink mixer, hand mixer, and a small food processor. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Julie is a 65-year-old woman who keeps to herself. She could use some warm red sweats for this winter in size 3XL, and a pair of black pull-on leggings size 3XL, some slippers size 9½ would also keep her feet warm. She would also like some black winter gloves size large and a cream or white winter scarf would really help keep the chill off when she goes out. She could use an extra blanket on her double bed to keep her warm at night. She likes drinking diet Pepsi and eating soft diabetic candy. Contact Big Sky Senior Services, 937 Grand Ave, or call 406-259-3111.

Ronda is an elderly woman who enjoys scented candles and is in need of bath towels, wash cloths, and kitchen towels. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Kurt is a disabled man who lives independently and is in need of floor rugs for bath area, razors, bath towels, and a couch blanket. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Kendra is an elderly woman who loves moccasin-type slippers above ankle size 7½-8 and a bathrobe size small/medium. She would love for her animals to have a dog bed medium size and cat scratching post. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Ned is an elderly gentleman who needs Walmart or CVS gift card for personal care items. He also needs men’s sweatshirt size med (preferably dark color) and men’s wool socks for winter. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Wilda is 72 years old and describes herself as being a kid at heart who loves any kind of soft candy. She always has cold feet and is in need of some slippers size 8 any color would be wonderful. To help her get ready for winter she could use some new black boots size 8. To top it off she would like to request a black winter hat. Contact Big Sky Senior Services, 937 Grand Ave, or call 406-259-3111.

Rupert is an elderly gentleman who would like slippers size large, pajama pants size large, men’s socks, men’s underwear size large, and a new blanket for his bed. He also needs bug spray for indoors. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Opal is a sweet, elderly lady who needs a new set of bed sheets full size X2 and women’s warm socks. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Linda is a 90-year-old woman who lives independently in the duplex she has rented for over 20 years. She has some help for deeper cleaning these days, but is very proud of living alone “at my age.” She does have one daughter living locally, however she is disabled herself and unable to do much for her mom at Christmas. Linda would love to receive a new bathrobe (Med) and matching slippers (Med/7) in soft pastel colors (she loves shades of pink and lavender). Linda’s home is nicely decorated and the addition of a nice holiday table cloth would be greatly appreciated. Linda does enjoy Christmas treats. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Richard is in his late 80s and, through no fault of his own, he is no longer in contact with his daughter and grandchildren. This will be his first Christmas “alone.” Raymond’s wife passed away a number of years ago and, while he manages to keep up with the house and yard fairly well, he does not have much of an eye for the touches his wife used to handle. Raymond could use a nice new quilt or comforter for his queen-size bed. A pretty holiday centerpiece would look lovely on the dining room table. Raymond loves to eat at the Golden Corral, and a gift card would be a special treat for him. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Nancy has had a really difficult year, with several falls and hospital stays. Traveling outside to shop is no longer an option for her, and Nancy’s funds are now fully tied up in her care. Nancy was a professional woman her entire life and she does like to look nice. Easy-to-wear clothing like sweat suits (medium) are a necessity and Nancy would love to receive a holiday outfit and some non-skid slippers (8). Nancy does not have food restrictions, so holiday chocolates would be most welcome. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Michelle is in her late 80s and lives with her adult son in order to receive full-time care and assistance. Income in the household is extremely limited, leaving little room for anything special. Michelle would love to receive a bright-colored holiday comforter for her hospital bed (twin) and a pretty flannel holiday nightgown (L). There is little money or time to prepare a holiday meal this year. A gift certificate to Albertsons that could be used for a prepared holiday meal would give Michelle and her son a real treat. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Bart is a disabled man in his mid-50s. Bart lives in low-income housing and suffers from severe mental illness that often limits his ability to socialize and even manage day-to-day matters. Bart is estranged from his family and likely will not receive gifts or cards this holiday season. He is in need of a warm comforter (queen size) and a new blanket. Bart could really use a couple of long-sleeve pullover shirts (3XL) as well as a pair of jeans (36-32). Bart does have a microwave and slow cooker, but needs some basic pots and pans as well as cooking utensils. Bart has a companion cat that would love a bag of kitty treats. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Bill is a 75-year-old man who had to leave his home and move into a full-time care setting this year. It has been quite an adjustment for him, but he is working hard at this huge transition. Bill has limited space as he now shares a room with another resident, but he would love to hang a Denver Broncos banner/flag of some type as the Broncos are “his team.” Bill goes to church most Sundays and likes to look good, so a long-sleeve, button-up shirt (3XL) would be appreciated. Bill is diabetic, but he does love sugar-free hard candies as well as chocolates. A box of holiday treats would be a wonderful extra for Bill. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Mary loves to ask people how old they think she is and then surprise them with “I’m 84!” Mary recently lost her partner of 50 years and has been working hard to adjust to being on her own. Mary’s memory is not what it used to be, and she still thinks of herself as a “chubby” woman. Mary, however, is a size small at best and really needs some new clothing that fits her. Mary wears pastels and is quite conservative in her dress. She does not wear pants but would love a nice skirt and holiday sweater. A flannel nightgown and robe with some non-skid slippers (6) would be wonderful as she lounges around in these most days. Mary no longer drives, but does have friends to go to lunch with. She especially likes potato pancakes at Perkins and would love to receive a gift card. Contact Adult Protective Services. 406-655-7640. 2121 Rosebud Drive; Suite D; Billings, MT 59102.

Tucker is 80 years old and operates his scooter year-round, so he likes to wear layers of clothing for the winter trips. He needs long-sleeved shirts with collars and snaps in the front size 2XL. His dress belt needs to be replaced with a size 40-inch waist one. He is a veteran and enjoys shopping at the Army/Navy store. Contact Big Sky Senior Services, 937 Grand Ave, or call 406-259-3111.

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