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VALLEY SANTA: Grandparents Seek Help To Give Theirgranddaughter A Gift

December 24, 2018

Five-year-old Kailey has endured hardships from the time she was born.

Her mother gave her up to friends of her family, who took her outside the state. She later ended up in a foster home.

Local couple Nick and Susan later found out they were her grandparents. They are now raising her and plan to adopt her.

“She’s my world,” Susan wrote in a letter to Valley Santa. “She has been through so much in her short life.”

Kailey has attention deficit disorder and goes to counseling.

Nick and Susan are both retired and disabled. All the money they have goes toward paying rent. They are struggling to afford school clothes and a coat for Kailey.

They asked for Valley Santa’s help so that she could receive a toy for Christmas. She likes dolls, dancing and singing.

It’s not too late to donate to Valley Santa to ensure every child in need has a gift to open on Christmas morning. Each child receives a toy and a book.

“We ask for a little help on Christmas for her,” Susan wrote. “My rent is $750 a month and it’s my entire check. I have no help with rent. I don’t have rental assistance. I need help.”

 

TO GIVE

Send a check or money order to The Valley Santa Fund Inc., P.O. Box 5276, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711. Checks should be made payable to The Valley Santa Fund Inc. Visit valleysanta.org to donate via PayPal. All donations are tax deductible. Monetary donations also will be accepted at any M&T Bank branch in the Wyoming Valley. Because Santa has no workshop or warehouse space, no new or used toys can be accepted. Donors’ names will be published in The Citizens’ Voice and Standard-Speaker.

 

TO VOLUNTEER

Call Help Line: 570-829-1341.

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