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 StandardSpeaker and The Citizens’ Voice 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 toys for children whose families need help during the holiday season. The stories published between now and Christmas are based on letters from families seeking assistance. Names have been changed to protect anonymity.