SCOTTSBORO, Ala. - The Jackson County Christmas Charities is always in a giving mood during this time of year. Community members adopted more than 900 families for Christmas. Those received gifts and food. Unfortunately not every family gets adopted, but the organization was still able to provide.
"It's the elderly people and disabled people that are always normally the last to get adopted, which is sad. That's what we're dealing with today," says Robbie Copenhaver, chairman of the organization.
27 families were on the list for food. Residents went through an application process and had to meet certain qualifications.
"It's just really to help people that are struggling and they fall in that poverty level," says Copenhaver. With every box of food given residents receive a $75 gift card from Walmart to even purchase Christmas gifts.
"It's really about the children to me and people that do not get a Christmas," says Copenhaver. "You know they don't have a present to open up and that's what's really important for us is trying to get everybody to have a present to open up for Christmas."
The Jackson County Christmas Charities wants everyone to remember that you do not have to adopt an entire family, you could adopt just a child. This year the community took care of every child. The goal next year is to take care of every family. Scottsboro City Schools donated all of the food.