Four hundred needy families still have not been adopted in the 1994 Deseret News Sub-for-Santa program.

Organizers urgently request individuals to call 237-2017 in order to become a "Substitute Santa Claus." Special operators are standing by to field the phone calls and offers of assistance.The program provides Christmas help to children between the ages of three and 16. Donors are asked to provide an "adequate" Christmas for the children of each family adopted.

Some companies have taken several families and have been able to make a real difference in the lives of those who are struggling to make ends meet in Salt Lake County this Christmas.