Scott Faber hopes for letters to Santa to benefit critically ill children
By Deborah Hawkins
The Comfort News, Volume 115, No 47, Thursday, November 21, 2019
Scott Faber has a wish this holiday season. Faber, the owner and operator of Scott & Co. on Highway 87 in Comfort, is hoping to receive lots of letters to Santa from people in Comfort. He's collecting them as part of this year's Macy's Believe campaign, a partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation that helps grant wishes to children battling critical illnesses. For each letter to Santa Macy's receives in a store or through macys.com/believe from now through December 24, the department store normally donates $1 to Make-A-Wish.
"We have a letter already formatted and ready for people who will participate," he said. "All people have to do is fill them out and drop them off with me."
Faber, who is asking his customers to take a moment and write a letter while they're in his salon, is hoping he can have the ready-to-write letters, and perhaps drop boxes for them, in other businesses in Comfort.
He read about the campaign in a recent Kerrville Daily Times story about 18-year old Zack Reyna, who went to Disney World as a child courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In 2007 Reyna, once a student in the Early Childhood Campus of Kerrville Independent School District, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain aneurysm according to the Times. Recently he revisited his old campus to promote the Macy's Believe campaign. Reading Reyna's story inspired Faber to want to help. ''He wasn't supposed to survive," said Faber who is hoping he can interest students in Comfort High School and many other people in Com fort to join him in this year's effort to raise money for Make-A-Wish. "Tivy High School students are writing letters for the campaign. Wouldn't it be great if in Comfort we would get behind this as well?"
On Sunday Faber said that Macy's was now offering $2 for each letter received. Even though the campaign runs until Christmas Eve, Faber is asking for as many letters as possible to be completed and turned in to him by December 7 when he will send them all to the Foundation.
''We can each make a in difference a child's life," he said. "It's such a simple step to take that can mean so much to a child who deals with severe illness each and every day."
For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation go to wish.org. Scott & Co. is located at 22-A.US Hwy 87 in Comfort.
You can download the Believe Letter to Santa form here