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Second grader doesn’t ask for toys from Santa but so much more

By Josh Copitch

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    HOLLISTER, California (KSBW) — A “Dear Santa” letter written by a second grader in Hollister is melting hearts.

Julie Neff is a second-grade teacher at Spring Grove School in Hollister. She told KSBW 8 that she’s taught for 27 years and has never seen a Dear Santa letter quite like this.

“Dear Santa, This year what I want is different. I am not asking for any toys,” the letter started off by stating.

The letter was written by her student, Anthony, who asked for life to be better for others

“All I want is for people that don’t have homes. I want all of those people to have one. And all the people that have a disability I want them to not,” wrote Anthony.

“I won the teacher lottery when Anthony was assigned to my class this year. He is an amazing human being with a heart as pure as gold. The world needs more people like Anthony. I am blessed to be his teacher,” said Neff about her student.

Anthony continued by asking for one thing for himself.

“All I want for myself is for me not to have lung problems and for no one to starve. I want for no more world hunger. I know you can’t get me that for Christmas but I believe that you could,” wrote Anthony.

While we at KSBW 8 can’t help Santa with giving people homes or world peace, KSBW’s signature holiday fundraiser benefitting local Salvation Army chapters on the Central Coast returns on Friday, Dec. 9, for its 36th year of helping those in need.

Cash and checks are accepted at the Share Your Holiday drop-off locations hosted by the Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army will host donation drop-off locations throughout the Central Coast.

You can drop off donations at the following locations on Friday, Dec. 9, from Noon to 8 p.m.

Salinas: KSBW Television Studios – 238 John Street, Salinas, CA 93901 Hollister: McDonald’s Restaurant – 1711 Airline Hwy, Hollister, CA 95023 Seaside: Graniterock – 1755 Del Monte Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955 Carmel: Carmel Stone Imports – 26382 Carmel Rancho Ln STE 100, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923 Capitola: Capitola Mall – 1855 41st Ave, Capitola, CA 95010 Watsonville: The Elks Lodge – 121 Martinelli St, Watsonville, CA 95076 Gonzales: Mechanics Bank – 400 Alta St, Gonzales, CA 93926

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