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All 51 ‘Sharing’ families adopted

Shortly before Thanksgiving, employees at a local company agreed to sponsor the last two families through the 2013 Sharing Families Project.

“It’s amazing,” said Sharing Families board member Steve Dzubay. Usually sponsors are found for all the families by Dec. 1, but having them all “adopted” before Thanksgiving is a first.

This year the program undertook to help 51 families – a total of 208 people.

The deadline for dropping gifts off at the River Falls Journal, 2815 Prairie Drive, is 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17. Distribution will start the next day, and recipient families will be called when their gifts are ready.

Monetary donations are still being accepted and will be used to help pay for more expensive but needed things, such as beds and car tires.