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Asking for help for the first time

Parents reaching out to Globe Santa for the first time struggle with asking for help. 1 hour ago

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Loved ones lost, and honored with a gift to Globe Santa

Families give to Globe Santa to honor loved ones lost.

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When grandparents become parents again

Seniors facing the challenge and the cost of caring for grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, turn to Globe Santa for help.

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Giving thanks for Globe Santa

The tens of thousands of letters to Globe Santa have a common element, which is gratitude.

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‘The money just isn’t there.’

With prices rising and budgets stretched thin, parents turn to Globe Santa for help in the holidays.

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Many partners help Globe Santa in its mission

Most of the thousands of letters to Globe Santa are handwritten on forms provided by the state’s Department of Transitional Assistance; others come from nonprofits, social service, and anti-poverty agencies. This year, 60 organizations were approved for participation in Globe Santa.

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The letter room

The letter room is two small offices, in an industrial park in Randolph. It’s the nerve center of Globe Santa, the Boston Globe Foundation’s program that delivers holiday presents to children in need across Greater Boston.

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Budgets and belts ever tighter, families turn to Globe Santa for help

In years like this, families struggling to pay for basic real-life necessities turn to Globe Santa for help in creating a little holiday magic.