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Texas first-grader asks for food and blanket in Santa letter

December 18, 2017

A young girl’s letter to Santa asking for food and blanket struck a chord with the community and have lead to donations of help.

Ruth Espiricueta, a teacher at Monte Cristo Elementary School in Edinburg, Texas, posed a photo of the girl’s letter to Facebook, which was shared 257 times.

First-grader Crystal Pacheco wrote, “I have binde good this day. This Christmas I would like a ball and a food. I need a blancet.”

The Washington Post reported that Crystal wanted to the ball to play with her little brother and the food and blanket were for her family.

The Post also wrote of a neighbor that saw the post and brought 20 blankets for students, as well as toys and gifts for the student that wrote the letter.

On Sunday, Espiricueta posted to Facebook that the school has received over 724 blankets and other donations.

Earlier this month, a mother posted her son’s letter to Santa, where he basically dismisses Santa and says. “your life is emty.”