Typical of the dozens of letters Globe Santa receives each year from parents seeking help in providing Christmas gifts for their children is this one from a 30-year-old single mother of “an exceptionally beautiful, loving, and intelligent 12-year-old daughter. I am writing to you because it’s been a rough year for both of us personally and financially.
“I have been out of work and in the meantime I decided to go back to college to finish earning my bachelor’s degree. I know by doing so that it will open many doors in the work force for me.”
Her letter written on Oct. 4 goes on to say “I struggle every week to make ends meet. I know that since I can barely afford our living expenses, there is no way I can give [my daughter] a Christmas she deserves.
“I know that Christmas is not about the presents, and [my daughter] does too. She is so selfless, she has told me she doesn’t need any presents this year.”
The mother then adds that her daughter “may not need them but she certainly deserves them.”
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