By Marissa Sherer
ROCKFORD - The struggling economy may be to blame for a drop in the number of sponsors for the Salvation Army's Adopt-A-Family program.
Each year individuals and groups sign up to buy gifts for families who can't afford to buy their own Christmas presents. This year the number of families in need has increased, but the number of sponsors has decreased.
Sponsors usually spend anywhere from $35 to $50, an amount that means so much to a number of families. "That might be it for them for Christmas. So when you think of that and of all that we have, you know the little bit the sponsors give could be great," said Salvation Army Administrative Assistant Gloria Sjogren.
More than 100 sponsors are still needed. To sign up contact the salvation Army at 815-972-1134 or click the link to the left of this story.
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