Michael, a single father, works a full-time job but pays high costs for child care.
He wrote a letter to Valley Santa asking for help with providing Christmas gifts for his two children.
“My children’s mom left in July so I am doing it on my own,” Michael wrote. “My children would appreciate any help you can give us.”
He is one of many single parents who are struggling financially and wrote letters to Valley Santa asking for help so that their children have Christmas presents.
Beth, a single mother of two children, said she and her children live in low-income housing. She is having a tough time making ends meet.
“By the time I pay bills and buy clothes, food and medications, I hardly have any money left for Christmas presents,” she wrote. “It has been a bad year.”
Everyone is encouraged to donate to Valley Santa to ensure children in need throughout Luzerne County have gifts to open this Christmas.