Letters to Santa

December 11th, 2014

Write a letter to Santa to benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation! Members from the UW Wishmakers organization will stop by its Steenbock letter-writing station to collect letters from December 11 until December 18, 2014.  Look for the letter-writing station at a table across from the library’s main entrance; supplies include a selection of crayons, pens, and mail-box to post your letter.

For each letter written, Macy’s department stores will donate $1.00 to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions; the UW-Wishmakers is a student branch of this organization and contributes, annually, to this fundraising effort.

FYI: Writing a letter to Santa as part of the Make-a Wish Foundation partnership with Macy’s “Believe” campaign draws its inspiration from a famous query and its reply.  Review the history of “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” as drawn from the Chronicling America: American Historic Newspapers digital collection, Library of Congress.