5th grader collects letters to Santa to raise money for Make A Wish

A 5th grader in Albany, New York is giving back to an organization that helped him as a baby. 

Luke Hoag working with Santa on a fundraiser for "make a wish" and he already has thousands of little helpers. Luke is accepting letters to Santa until Dec. 7. For every letter he receives, Macy's will make a $2 donation to Make a Wish.

"Make A Wish did a lot for me and I want to give back," he said.

When Luke was just a baby he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. When he was 3, Make A Wish sent him to Disney World. 

"I was one of those kids that had a life threatening issue," he said.

Now he is giving back through something called "Believe Day." For every letter he delivers to Macy's December 8. The store will donate $2 to Make A Wish.

Last year Luke brought 44,000 letters to Macy's raising nearly $90,000.

"If I had a goal it would be 50,000 letters," he said.

But he can't do it alone. Students, teachers and faculty in his school district are trying to write as many letters as possible. Every letter makes a difference.

If you would like to help, send them to

Hoosick Falls Central School
C/O Luke Hoag
P.O. Box 192
21187 NY 22
Hoosick Falls, NY 12090

More information is available at www.hoosickfallscsd.org or follow Hoosick Falls Central School on Facebook.
 

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