ST. CLOUD -- If you'd like to help a family in need during Christmas, you can start the process to adopt a family through Catholic Charities of St. Cloud.

Their "Share the Spirit" program is starting up for this season, and they hope to pair less-fortunate families with people who can help.

All families up for "adoption" are nominated by social workers in the St. Cloud area.

Sheri Brown, Program Coordinator for the Share the Spirit Program says finding the families through area social workers helps Catholic Charities find those most in need.

"By definition, social workers work with those who are experiencing the hardest times in life, by asking them who needs help the most, we are able to uplift the families who are in the most need during the holiday season."

Catholic Charities asks that anyone adopting a family to be prepared to spend around $70 per family member. Wrapped gifts will be delivered to the Sauk Rapids Government Center on Monday, December 11th.

The forms should be submitted by midnight on October 31st.