Writing to make wishes come true

Writing a letter to Santa and helping Make-A-Wish Foundation

For the past nine years, as a part of Macy’s “Believe” campaign, children across the nation are invited to write letters to Santa.  For each Santa letter received by Macy’s, the company will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.   Elementary school students have the opportunity to participate in this campaign, thanks, in part, to McBrayer Elementary School teacher Casey Hall.


Several weeks ago, Casey Hall heard about a mother in Montgomery County, Jenny Wells, who was trying to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation® to honor her son, Jack, who had earlier received a gift from the foundation.  Ms. Wells was hoping that students across the region could participate in Macy’s Letters to Santa campaign as a way to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.


“Jack’s wish was for a camper and the Make-A-Wish Foundation® fulfilled his wish,” said Casey Hall.  “Jack’s mother wanted to find some way to repay the foundation so that other children with critical health needs can see their wishes come true.”


Casey Hall contacted her fellow elementary school teachers across the district to see if they would be interested in having their students participate in the campaign.  


“It’s all voluntary, but we have such caring students,” said Mrs. Hall.  “I know there will be students that will be eager to write these letters, especially when they hear about Jack and his experience with the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.”


The letters will be collected and sent to Macy’s in time to be sent to Santa and for Macy’s to make the donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.  For those that want to take part in Macy’s “Believe” campaign and send a letter to Santa online, click here for the Macy’s “Believe” website.

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