Sunday, November 29, 2009

Macy's "Believe" Campaign and Make-A-Wish Foundation

'Tis the season for making wishes come true. My friend Heather, who is an active volunteer with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey, told me tonight via Facebook about their campaign this holiday season with Macy's stores throughout the country.

Kids can bring a letter to Santa to any Macy's store to drop into a special mailbox, and for each letter, Macy's will donate $1 (up to $1 million dollars) to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. If you don't have a stamp, no worries ... your letter will still make it to the Man with the Toys, because Macy's will take care of the postage.

My friend Heather personally picks up the letters from her local Macy's store and mails them to the North Pole. When you envision someone who fits the description of "dedicated volunteer," this woman is it. A heart of gold, this girl has.

Other than my connection with Heather (which goes back more than 20 years to our college days ... egads!) I have no connection with Macy's or this campaign. I just think since so many kids (mine included!) are writing to Santa, this is a great, easy, and simple way to make all the other 364 days through the year much brighter for so many.

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