A boys asks Item Santa to help his mom

A 10-year-old boy hopes Santa will bring him and his brother a gift for Christmas.

“My mommy really doesn’t have a lot of extra money to spend on gifts this year,” he wrote. “Please Santa, it would make us so happy if you could bring us just one good gift.”

Mom is working two jobs, trying to make ends meet. Sadly, their father is not part of the family anymore, and does not contribute to the household, the child tell us.

“Mommy works real hard trying to give us the best life she can and I know she would like to give us more, but just can’t,” he said. “If you could help, Santa, we would appreciate it so much.”

To make a direct donation to Item Santa, clip the coupon in today’s Item and mail it, along with your check, to The Item Salvation Army Santa, P.O. Box 951, Lynn, MA 01903.

To contribute online, go to, where you can make a donation via credit card.

All donations are listed in The Item through December and into 2018, along with a brief message from each donor, if they desire.

Anyone interested in signing up to collect at Santa Island or any business willing to sell stockings should contact David Solimine Sr. or Joel Solimine at 781-595-1492.

NOTE: The application period for aid from Item Santa has closed and The Item does not process applicants. All questions about the program and distribution of gifts should be directed to Salvation Army at 781-598-0673.


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