Since 1970, readers of the Daily News have been helping the less fortunate through the newspaper’s Share Your Christmas program. This year, two worthy Newton County and McDonald County families have been identified.

Since 1970, readers of the Daily News have been helping the less fortunate through the newspaper’s Share Your Christmas program. This year, two worthy Newton County and McDonald County families have been identified.
Managing Editor Todd G. Higdon noted that even with all of the holiday food and other campaigns locally such as Shop With a Hero, there still are those who have need.
“For 47 years, the Daily News and its readers have been generous for our Share Your Christmas campaign to help local families and individuals have a few more presents under the Christmas tree,” he said.

Family 1
• This family consists of a recently widowed mother and four sons. They could use gift cards to area grocery stores, supermarkets and discount stores in order to purchase food, toiletries, and other necessary items.The oldest boy is age 12. He wears size 7 in shoes, size 10 (Husky or Chubby size) jeans, and size 12 for T-shirts. The second child is age 9. He wears a size 6 1/2 in shoes, size 14 (Skinny) in jeans, and size 12 for T-shirts. The third boy is age 7 and wears a size 5 1/2 in shoes, 14-16 regular in jeans, and size 14 for T-shirts. The youngest, also a boy, is age 3. He wears size 9 1/2 in baby or infant size shoes, size 4 T in jeans and size 4 T for T-shirts.
The family would also appreciate any age appropriate toys or electronics for the children. Although the mother made no specific suggestions, possibilities would include hand held electronic games, board games for the appropriate age groups, card games such as UNO, sports items (soccer ball, football, basketball, etc), art sets, color books and crayons, puzzles, and anything else boys enjoy for play.
The three-year old might enjoy age appropriate toys including educational or learning toys.

Family 2
• This family consist of six children and their parents. The husband works and the mother is a stay-at-home mother. The children range in age from 8-month-old to a 12-year-old. The 8-months-old boy is wearing 12 month clothes, infant 3 shoes. The 6-year-old girl is wearing a 6X clothes, size 1 shoes, youth small shirts. The 8-year- old girl is wearing 7-8 size, youth medium, shoe size 1. The 7-year- old boy is wearing 6, youth small, shoe size 1. The 8-year-old boy is wearing size 8, youth medium, shoe size 3 1/2. The 12-year-old boy wearing a 14-16, youth large, shoe size 8. The father wears a 36x34, an extra large tall in shirts, size 12 in shoes. The mother wears 20, 2X size 11 in shoes. According to the mother, the boys like all kinds of Nerf Guns and the girls like Barbie items. All of them  like arts and crafts, modeling clay, construction paper.The mother enjoys reading an assortment of subjects, while the father enjoys hunting items.

Donations will be accepted until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 at the Daily News office at 1006 W. Harmony St. No checks or cash can be accepted. Items must be new and unwrapped. Gift cards may also be accepted.