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Goshen family hopes to be 'adopted'


The holiday season is here. And while it's a joyous season for some, it's a difficult one for others.  This year especially, many families are finding themselves without work and down on their luck. Tonight, we want to introduce you to a Goshen family, who just like many others, are hoping for a little help from Fox 28's Adopt-a-Family program.

 Robin Neice, a Goshen resident says, "Currently, we're living with my parents. We're both out of work. I'm going to college on student loans."

Robin Neice, her fiance Robert Jacobs and their little girl Laura have fallen on some hard times. Not long ago, Robert lost his job.

Robert Jacobs, a Goshen resident says, "It's hard to find work and when you do, sometimes it's hard to keep, because so many people are looking for jobs anymore."

He says he's a jack of all trades who will do anything and keeps applying for everything. Robin's going to school to become a computer specialist in hopes of a better future.

They went to the Salvation Army to apply for the Adopt A Family program with just one thing in mind.   Niece says, "If it wasn't for my daughter, I wouldn't be asking for Christmas assistance. I just decided that she means more than pride, so."

Two and a half year-old Laura really needs warm clothes for winter and a heavy coat. Still Robert says asking for help was tough to do.  "Ever since I because a father, I've been trying to do everything I can so I can provide for her and my fiance Robin, everything I can."

 They're grateful to think perhaps another family will help... a favor they hope to return someday.  And they're simply hoping to see a little joy in Laura's eyes on Christmas Day.

Jacobs says, "Just that my daughter has a great Christmas. That she has presents under the tree. Just to make her smile this year and make my fiance smile."

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