Family Profile

The Christmas Connection opened its doors this week and hopes to collect enough food and gifts for more than 800 Big Bend families.

A Midway family is trying to start over after the mother fled an abusive relationship. She is working full-time and going to college full-time, and struggling to provide for her three young children ages two, four and six.

They all need clothes. The little girl wears a 3t and her older brothers, who also need school uniforms, wear sizes 6 and 8.

They need twin sheets for their beds, and on their wish list: a Power Ranger action figure, Batman toys and a Dora the Explorer doll. The mother would like a watch. This is case #53.

If you can help this family or any other, bring donations to 1000 West Tharpe Street.