A letter to Santa, said to have been written by a second-grader in eastern Rowan County, has deeply touched many in the community due to the child’s plea for food and for his mother to come back.
A viewer sent the letter to WBTV, the Observer’s news partner, along with a request to reach out in an effort to help the family.
In the letter, the child asks “if you cud (sic) bring my mom back alive for Christmas.” Later in the same letter, following requests for toys and video games, the child asks Santa for “some more food.”
Christian Wilson was so moved by the letter, she began working with the child’s teacher in an effort to help the family.
“No child should have to ask Santa for food,” Wilson wrote.
Wilson is now asking for donations to help not only the child who wrote the letter, but any other children facing similar conditions.
Kyna Grubb of Rowan Helping Ministries told WBTV last week that 19 percent of families in Rowan County are at or below the poverty level.
Donations may be made at the Nationwide Insurance office on Statesville Boulevard, Dimensions Dance Studio in Rockwell, Robin’s Nest Consignment in Granite Quarry, or Allstate Insurance in Granite Quarry.