Students gathered at the Academy pavilion yesterday to write “letters for Santa” and feast on milk and cookies during Make-A-Wish Club’s annual Letters for Santa fundraising event. As part of the Macy’s fundraising initiative “Believe,” Macy’s will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for every letter written, up to $1 million.
According to club president and senior Lauren Pollak, “We prepped for Letters for Santa with the help of our Make-A-Wish representative Stephanie, who supplied us with the letters and the Santa bag. Members of the club also brought in all of the cookies and milk.”
Earlier this week, Make-A-Wish sent blank letter-writing sheets to Lower School students, who got involved by composing their own letters to Santa. At yesterday’s event, students and adults alike were welcome to write a letter (or two or three) and enjoy a cookie and cup of milk.
“Anyone was welcome to come out and write a letter, so we had a lot of people who weren’t members of Make-A-Wish helping out as well,” Pollak said. “Within less than an hour, we were able to raise a few hundred dollars, which will help grant a wish.”
Make-A-Wish Club will prepare for its next major event, the seventh annual “Walk For Wishes,” held at Markham Park Feb. 6, to continue its goal of positively impacting the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions.