Season of giving
Valley Santa, a nonprofit organization, purchases toys for needy children throughout Luzerne County for the holidays. The program is sponsored by The Citizens’ Voice and Standard-Speaker newspapers, Boscov’s Department Store, M&T Bank and the City of Wilkes-Barre. Valley Santa accepts monetary donations from the community and uses the funds to purchase new toys for local children whose families need help during the holiday season. The stories published here daily between now and Christmas are based on actual letters received from families seeking assistance. Names of the letter writers have been changed to protect anonymity of families.