LOS ANGELES-- A group in Los Angeles is making sure children have a merry Christmas.
The group called "Adopt A Letter" has
answered the wishes of 27,000 children the last six years. This year
12-year-old R.J. Cortz asked for some help so his Mom, who's separated
and struggling, could make a holiday meal.
Kimberly Moore with Adopt A Letter, read some of the letter to Reuters news service:
"Some chicken, and meat so she can make my favorite meat
loaf for Christmas."
His family got money, toys,
and those special groceries.
"I just like the way she makes it, and it's kind of good", said Cortz.
Jolly Old St. Nick spread holiday cheer in Southern Maine
by handing out envelopes containing hundred dollars bills to
"This is an absolute blessing and it's a complete
surprise, so thank you" said on unidentified woman.
In Alabama, Santa left snow behind and headed for the
water - taking a break to entertain a crowd at a local boat parade.
And in Minnesota... a soldier traded in his uniform for
the iconic red suit... and some scuba gear.
After a nearly year-long deployment in Afghanistan
- Minnesota Army National Guard member Nick Aldrich surprised his four
young children while they visited the Mall of America's Sea Life
And then he happily retired the Santa costume - ready to
suit up simply as Dad.