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Grandparents, caring for 4 little ones, need a big boost

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.

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