7-year-old Writes a Heartbreaking Letter to Santa
We are a week away from Christmas and kids are feverishly finishing up their letters to Santa.
A first-grade teacher at Monte Cristo Elementary School in Edinburg, Texas had her students write a letter to Santa. The teacher, Ruth Espiricueta, had taught a lesson on wants and needs, which she used as a prompt for the letter.
One of her students wrote a letter that sparked an out pour of love and donations from social media.
The letter from a female student of Espiricueta's said, “I have [been] good this day. This Christmas I would like a ball and a food. I need a [blanket].”
Espiricueta told ABC News, "Unfortunately, there are other students that as part of their needs they included food, towels, blankets, pillows, bed, clothes, shoes and a stove"
She went on to say that some students were not in the Christmas spirit because their parents couldn't afford a Christmas tree.
The principal at Monte Cristo Elementary School started a drive to collect blankets for the 724 students, thus far they have collected 616.
Since the letter has been shared on Facebook, people have reached out to Espiricueta to donate to the students of the elementary school.