Stories

New bike for Christmas

Ms. R called Santa’s Helpers on Dec. 22, so her eight-year-old could talk to Santa. This was important to her, as they both knew he would be getting no gifts this year. She told her son Santa would not be able to find them because an extremely abusive situation left them hiding at a friend’s house. When Ms. R was informed of what Santa’s Helpers does, she offered to clean our houses in exchange for a few toys for her son. When our Santa got on the phone and asked the boy what he wanted for Christmas, he asked for a bike. On Dec. 23, someone brought in a boy’s bike. Ms. R cried watching her son receive a new bike and a hug from Santa. The youngster had written a thank you note to Santa saying he had started not to believe in Santa, but now he always will.