Helping families in and around Greater Boston at Christmas has been Globe Santa’s mission for more than 50 years, and judging by the number of letters requesting assistance that include a note of thanks, his work has not gone unnoticed.
“First of all, I want to thank you for everything you do, not only for my own family but all the families in Boston who can use a glimmer of hope to look forward to each Christmas season,” a mother from Roslindale wrote in a letter to Globe Santa.
The single mother lives with her 5-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son in a one-bedroom apartment, and she takes pride in providing for her family, she wrote, but it’s hard to keep up with monthly expenses on a limited income.
The two children must share a bedroom, which so far they’ve been remarkably happy to do, their mother added.
“My daughter is a bright and beautiful 5-year-old with blond hair and blue eyes who just loves being a young girl and playing with her family and her brother,” she wrote. “They love each other very much.”
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