Letters To Santa Help Raise Funds For Make-A-Wish

Monday, November 30th 2020, 4:32 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. -

You can now drop off letters to Santa at Woodland Hills Mall to help raise money for the Make-A-Wish foundation.

Macy’s is donating $2 for every letter dropped off until December 5th, to help grant wishes for Oklahoma families. 

Bishop Kelley students helped kick off Believe Week by dropping off more than 26,000 letters to Santa. 

“I would switch it up and say pony and a bike. Maybe a computer," said Brec Hathcoat.

Hathcoat is a Bishop Kelley junior and wrote around 1,500 letters, which will help raise money for local Make-A-Wish families, which include a couple of Bishop Kelley families. 

“Many of the high school students know people maybe perhaps their own families who have received a wish and know what a life changing experience that can be," said Beverly Mullen with Make A Wish Oklahoma. 

Mullen said there are 400 Oklahoma families that are currently on the Wish List: families with children suffering from critical illnesses, many of them battling cancer. 

“I think that a lot of the families find that when you receive a wish it’s the part of medicine that doctors can’t provide. It’s the hope and the joy," said Mullen. 

For the Bishop Kelley high schoolers, helping raise the money to grant life changing wishes started with writing letters to Santa. “Just that we could help out people that we know personally especially around the holiday season it’s just really awesome that we can keep that community dynamic," said Hathcoat.

For more information about Believe Week and how to write a letter online CLICK HERE.