Linda Warn of Roseville lost her two boys within 31 days of each other in 2008 -- one in a motorcycle accident and the other in a plane crash. The first Christmas without their children was very difficult for the family, according to Soroptimist International of Roseville, of which Warn is a member.
"They missed their boys so much they thought there has to be a way to make this better," it says on the Soroptist website. "They started a program called 'Lost but not Forgotten.' There is an age group 12-18 year olds that are often forgotten in the programs because most people want to buy for the younger folks."
The Soroptimist story continues:
A family is adopted as long as there is one child that is 12-18 years old. Each family gets food, toiletries, socks, underwear and at least one item that they want.
This program is in conjunction with the Roseville Police Department. They help Lost but Not Forgotten identify families in need.
Many families are helped through this program.
If you would like to know more about this event or about Soroptimist International of Roseville, you can email Linda.
Guest are invited to Soroptimist's weekly meetings.
Thursdays at 12:15pm
Sierra View Country Club
105 Alta Vista Avenue
Roseville, CA 95678