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VALLEY SANTA: Family Seeks Help To Get Gift For Their Child

November 29, 2018

Stephanie, the mother of a 4-year-old son, is in the middle of a high-risk pregnancy with her second child and has been put on bed rest.

Her husband Nick was just laid off from his job.

The only income they have been earning is about $50 a week baby-sitting for a friend’s children.

Stephanie wrote a letter asking for Valley Santa’s help so that her 4-year-old son Logan has a gift to open on Christmas morning.

“I would really love to be able to get Christmas presents for Logan,” Stephanie wrote.

Her letter was one of many sent to Valley Santa from parents who are struggling financially this holiday season.

In another letter, local single mother Christine asked also asked for Valley Santa’s help to provide Christmas gifts for her two children.

“I am struggling financially this year and I could really use this help to put a smile on my children’s faces,” she wrote. “My children are really important to me. I would greatly appreciate the help.”

Kara, mother of 5-year-old son Matthew, wrote that she is only able to work 10 hours a week and money is very tight.

“Any help would be greatly appreciated,” she wrote.

 

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 REQUEST

Write a letter in care of Valley Santa, P.O. Box 5268, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711. Explain the need that exists in as much detail as possible. You must include your name, ages and genders of your children, your full address, zip code and telephone number. The letter must be co-signed by a clergy member or social worker and must include their name, address and telephone number for confirmation purposes. Requests will be considered for children 12 years of age and younger. Requests must be postmarked by Dec. 15. No telephone requests will be accepted.

 

TO VOLUNTEER

Call Help Line: 570-829-1341.

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