Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Students Help Make-a-Wish during Season of Wishes Youngsters Learn Helping Others Adds to Holiday Cheer

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Students Help Make-a-Wish during Season of Wishes Youngsters Learn Helping Others Adds to Holiday Cheer

Article excerpt

Fourth-grade students at Holy Trinity Catholic School in Robinson have been caroling and helping younger children write letters to Santa.

It's all being done to raise money for Make-A-Wish of Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia. "Really, the biggest message is helping children to help other children," said their teacher, Laura LaGrosse.

"I want them to know that Christmas really is about helping others."

Her 28 fourth-grade students have collaborated with preschool children and first- and second-grade students to write 200 letters addressed to Santa Claus at the North Pole.

Their goal is a total of 350 letters.

Macy's donates $1 for each letter it receives, and the money goes to Make-A-Wish.

Holy Trinity students have designated the money they collect for a specific student in the Chartiers Valley School District.

While items from the movie "Frozen" were frequent Christmas wishes in the letters from younger students, some had odd requests "like Saltine crackers," Mrs. …

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