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.