A 7-year-old girl sent a heartbreaking letter to Santa asking him for food and a home for this Christmas.
The little girl, who has not been named, dropped the tear-jerking letter in a special Santa mailbox inside the L6 community center in Liverpool.
The Santa box was left out for children who visit the center to write their Christmas wishes.
Last week @L6Centre we started getting down Xmas decorations we placed The Santa post box in the cafe until grotto is set up , Today I went into to @L6Centre to sort food parcels for residents while passing post box I looked in it !! Just read a 7 yrs old letter Vote Labour pic.twitter.com/HgUBjkXj3C
— Gerard Woodhouse (@GerardWoodhous1) November 17, 2019
The hand-written letter reads, “Dear Father Christmas, can you help.
“Can we have a home for Christmas. Mam wants us to be all together can you give us some food and can I have just a nice doll for Christmas. Thank you.”
The touching note moved Labour councilor Gerald Woodhouse to post a picture of the girl’s letter on his twitter account.
He wrote, “Last week @L6Centre we started getting down Xmas decorations we placed The Santa post box in the cafe until grotto is set up, Today I went into to @L6Centre to sort food parcels for residents while passing post box I looked in it !! Just read a 7 yrs old letter Vote Labour.”
The tweet garnered lots of sympathetic responses to the child’s letter, with some commenters offering to donate their time and money to the non-profit.
“The sweet innocence of a child believing that Santa can help. Heartbreaking. Why did we let it get this far?” One commenter tweeted.
The sweet innocence of a child believing that santa can help. Heartbreaking 😢
Why did we let it get this far?
— Amanda Nicolson (@amanda_nicolson) November 17, 2019
Another commenter added, “This has broken my heart. I’m donating my time and stock to paint the kids faces at the L6 Christmas party… Can’t bear this.”
— Emma J (@Emmaroodle) November 18, 2019
Speaking to Sky News, Woodhouse said, “It was so upsetting to read. I know the children, and it’s not right that a 7-year-old child is worrying about Christmas in November. There is no one around to support these children.”
Reports say that the children currently live with a relative. Woodhouse said the community center is trying to help the family and get them in a hotel for Christmas Day.
All children deserve to enjoy Christmas surrounded by happy families, its so heartbreaking that a child so young has so much to worry about.