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VALLEY SANTA: Local Grandmother Needs Help With Grandsons’ Gifts

December 23, 2018

Linda, a local grandmother, cannot afford Christmas gifts for her two grandsons and she doesn’t want them to be disappointed.

Her husband died last year and she is on a fixed income.

She wrote a letter to Valley Santa asking if her 7-year-old grandson Kevin and her 3-year-old grandson Keith could receive gifts.

She said she requested gifts from Valley Santa last year after her husband died and someone stole them off the porch of her apartment building.

“The boys had very little that year except for what my neighbors gave me for my two little grandsons to open on Christmas Day,” Linda wrote. “They felt bad that I had to deal with planning a funeral and with the gifts stolen for my grandchildren. They all collected money and bought gifts for me to give to my grandsons.”

Linda said she also received gift cards from her church to buy her grandsons clothes and gifts.

She thanked Valley Santa for providing gifts last year, even though they were stolen.

“Maybe the person or persons needed them more than I did but my grandsons did alright through my neighbors and my fellow parishioners of my church,” she wrote. “I cannot even afford anything for them this year because I am not making enough money.”

It’s not too late to donate to Valley Santa. Everyone is encouraged to donate to Valley Santa to purchase Christmas gifts for children in need throughout Luzerne County.

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