Mullen Elementary Is Helping Make-A-Wish

Believe Day Is Making Wishes Come True

December 5, 2013 Updated Dec 5, 2013 at 9:42 AM EDT

By Desiree Wiley

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December 5, 2013 Updated Dec 5, 2013 at 9:42 AM EDT

Liam Barone and Vai Butts are just a few of the children at Mullen Elementary School in North Tonawanda, writing letters to Santa.

“So he knows what I want for Christmas,” says Barone.

Barone’s letter may bring him a Mario Lego set and a gift to another child. Macy’s is collecting the letters and donating a dollar for every one, to Make-A-Wish.

“What they’ve done for National Believe Day, which is tomorrow December 6th, anyone who brings a letter in, that dollar is counted towards the cap of $1 million,” says Mary Hazel, Manager Of Development for Make-A-Wish Western New York.

Macy’s has already agreed to donate up to $1 million dollars for letters collected until Christmas Eve. Believe Day allows the opportunity for an additional million because tomorrow’s cards will be counted separately.

Hazel said, “The Believe campaign raised $31,000 for wishes right here in Western New York.”

In order to make sure their letters made it to Macy’s, students at Mullen Elementary had a special guest collect them.

“Sabretooth came in and we put the letters in the bag,” said Barone.

You can help Make-A-Wish Western New York continue to spread joy to terminally ill children. Watch the full story to see how one child had the wish of a lifetime come true.