Foster parent group seeks gifts for children

By Les Zaitz
The Enterprise
The 5-year-old girl in foster care would like for Christmas a stuffed dog and “dress up” shoes.
A 2-year-old boy, “such a happy little guy” who likes trucks and animals, wants building toys from Santa.
And a 17-year-old boy has a practical holiday wish list – sports pants, sweatshirts and a jacket.
They are among the 179 local children facing holidays in the care of someone other than their parents.
And once again the local Foster and Adoptive Parents Association is working to ensure each child gets something for Christmas.
“Many live with uncertainty as to what this Christmas holds for them,” wrote Janeille Bennett of Vale, president of the association, in a letter seeking $75 sponsorships for the children.
So far, Bennett said, 87 children have been covered.
As of last week, “We have 92 wish lists . . .