Adopt-A-Child Program Rescues Families for Christmas

Dec 02, 2010, 11:10 ET from White Castle

DETROIT, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

What :

Adopt-A-Child Christmas party

(Over 5,000 expected to get free toys and clothing)

When :

Friday, December 3rd  - 6pm -8pm

Doors open 5 pm, program 6pm

Who :

Founded by Delores Bennett, supported by sponsors, VIPs, city and political officials

Where :

Cobo Conference Center

After having two birth children, adopting five daughters and two sons and taking constant care of two grandchildren seven months and two years (7 month old with special needs), Detroiters Brenda and Jimmy Brown welcome help from the Adopt-A-Child Annual Christmas party at Cobo Hall this Friday, December 3rd at 6 pm.  The Browns will receive badly needed warm clothing and toys while other family members serve as volunteers for the program. Thousands of other needy families will also be there to receive an early Christmas.  

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"We struggle on my husband's fixed income after my Day Care business closed," said Brenda Brown. "Parents lost their jobs and couldn't bring their children anymore. With church and prayer we keep hanging on," she adds.

That's why seventy-seven year old Delores Bennett created the Adopt-A-Child program. "It changes the lives.  If it hadn't been for the Browns these kids would have ended up in Foster Care.  They are the reason we exist," she says.  

It is the 49th year the North End Youth Improvement Council's (NEYIC) Adopt-A-Child program is providing warm clothes and toys for an early Christmas.  City officials (including Mayor Bing), ministers, celebrities, elected officials, VIPs and corporate sponsors, including White Castle, support Bennett's efforts by a generous contribution and adopting families. White Castle has adopted nearly 100 families.

"How could we not do this?" says Bob Harrison Regional Director for White Castle.  "All of us here at White Castle love being able to give help when and where it's needed," he added.

For more information on Adopt-A-Child go to

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