American High School Writes Santa Letters

ASB Joins Make-A-Wish’s Santa Letter Fundraiser

Jessica Dosanjh

Staff Writer

    ASB recently encouraged American High School to participate in the Make-A-Foundation fundraiser, courtesy of Macy’s.

    Every year during the holiday season, Macy’s donates $1 for every letter written to Santa. All profits go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a world-leading charity which grants wishes of children with life-threatening conditions.

    All throughout December, students dropped by SAC to turn in their letters to Santa, which contained their wishes for Christmas. Last year, ASB made the fundraiser a class competition, but decided against it this year.

    “Our beginning goal was to raise $1,000, which meant 1,000 letters,” senior Monica Cordova, Culture and Spirit Commissioner of ASB, said. “But by the third day, we had already received over 1,500 letters!”

    At the winter rally on Friday, December 13, ASB surprised a few lucky students by giving them what they asked for in their letters. Among the presents were a Rubiks cube, One Direction’s latest album, a Justin Bieber poster, Ramen, Milk Duds, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

Senior Bidisa Mukherjee smiles as she is handed her present, a poster of Justin Bieber. “Even though it wasn’t a class competition this year, I still feel like it brought the school together this holiday season at AHS,” Cordova said. PC: Priscilla Ng
Senior Bidisa Mukherjee smiles as she is handed her present, a poster of Justin Bieber. “Even though it wasn’t a class competition this year, I still feel like it brought the school together this holiday season at AHS,” Cordova said. PC: Priscilla Ng

    “I was the one that received the Justin Bieber poster,” senior Bidisa Mukherjee said. “It was completely unexpected, but it made me really happy because I was having a bad day.”

    ASB hopes to continue the fundraiser next year, due to its surprising success.

    “I think it’s an amazing cause and it’s such a great feeling to know we can help,” Cordova said. “It was fun to write letters to Santa because it let us feel like little boys and girls again.”

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