If you were writing a letter to Santa, what would you ask for?
Unlike the millions of requests for toys and ponies the jolly man in red receives each year, second graders at Margaretta Elementary asked Santa to grant wishes forsick kids. As part of the Macy's "I Believe" program, 97 students penned letters to Santa, fine-tuning their writing skills and compassion for others.
Second-grade teacher Nancy Johnson was contacted by a former teacher and a volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation who told her about the letter-writing program through the department store.
Stores across the country -- including the one at the Sandusky Mall -- are encouraging children to write letters, seal them in envelopes with stamps and address them to Santa at the North Pole. Each store has a special red letter box for the mail to be dropped in, either by the child or a Make-A-Wish volunteer. For each letter received between now and Christmas Eve, Macy's will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, up to $1 million. After the letters are counted, they'll be taken to the post office to mail.