KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
December 15, 2021
By Natalie Cook Clark
Two Katy families go the extra mile to make the season more magical through giving Katy kids the opportunity to drop off letters to Santa. One family will deliver each letter to Macy’s to help Make-A-Wish Foundation and another family will personally answer each Katy kid’s letter.
Katy Families Go Extra This Holiday Season
Some Katy families go all out to make the season extra magical. Their “Santa Mailboxes” are serving a charity and even responding to Katy kids. Please note the drop-off deadline for each mailbox.
Letters for Make-A-Wish
Park Bend in Nottingham Country
Photo Credit: Cassy House
“We have placed our Annual Santa Mailbox in our yard to bring a little extra cheer this year,”
says Cassy House, who lives in Park Bend in the Nottingham Country neighborhood.
They encourage kids to drop off their Santa letters and wish lists in their special Santa mailbox. They will deliver all letters to Macy’s Big Red Letter Box on December 23. Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish Foundation for every letter received up to $1 million.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes to critically ill children all across the United States.
The House family will deliver all letters they receive on December 23.
“We figured why not have some neighborhood fun while also giving back during the holiday season,” says House.
They encourage families to make this a fun tradition and even take pictures with their kids putting letters in the box. “We would love for everyone to come by and drop a letter,” says House.
A Personalized Letter from Santa
1810 Abby Aldrich
Photo credit: Rachel Trevino-Camacho
Both Rachel Trevino-Camacho and her husband grew up with difficult childhoods.
“I grew up with a single Mom who was sick half my life and barely made ends meet,” says Trevino-Camacho. “She still made Christmas as magical as she could!”
This inspired them to not only make Christmas magical for their children but for all neighborhood kids as well.
In front of their beautifully decorated home in Williamsburg Settlement, the Trevino-Camacho family had a Santa Mailbox, where Katy children can drop-off their letters.
To make Christmas magical for all, Rachel checks the box each day and responds to each letter with a return address. Each child also gets a picture of Santa AKA her brother in law’s Dad who is Santa in Minnesota. The deadline to get a personalized letter returned in December 18.
“We just want to share the spirit of Christmas with everyone,” says Trevino-Camacho.