Among the many thousands of letters asking for Globe Santa’s assistance in providing gifts for children are a number from grandparents who have been suddenly faced with the task of having to raise grandchildren. Many of these grandparents are taking in grandchildren while grieving the loss of a son or daughter, or dealing with the helplessness of being unable to free a child from the destructive grip of alcohol or drug addiction.
Unlimited access to BostonGlobe.com for only 99 cents for the first 4 weeks.Sign up
Are you a home delivery subscriber?
Get FREE access as part of your print subscriptionStart Here
Contact us for help