Many of the thousands of letters Globe Santa receives each year asking for his help in providing gifts for the children of a family in need are written by mothers who have been forced to move with their children into shelters for the homeless.
What follows are excerpts from some of those letters:
This first letter is from a mother of three children, a girl, 4; a son, 2; and an infant son who is 4 months old.
In her letter, she says one of her sons is autistic.
She goes on to say, “This has been a very bad year. It’s hard being homeless with nowhere to live, no income, or a place to make them a Christmas or buy presents. My husband is looking for work, but the shelter is far from stores and jobs.
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