Single mother can’t find work
For many of the parents and guardians who write to Globe Santa for help, their request is a last resort. Having done all they can to stay afloat in hard times -- but knowing there’s no money left for Christmas gifts -- they reach out for a lifeline. “I’m writing to you because I’m hoping that you can give my almost 3-year-old-twins the Christmas they deserve . . . that I, as their mother, can’t do without your help,” read the letter from a single mother.