A young Texas girl’s Christmas wish list for Santa has led to hundreds of donations after her teacher posted her simple plea to Facebook.
Her teacher, Ruth Espiricueta, told television station KGBT she had given students a lesson on the difference between wants and needs. She then asked them to write a letter to Santa asking for two wants and one need.
But what seven-year-old Crystal Pacheco wrote in her wish list was heart-wrenching.
“I have binde [been] good this day,” Crystal wrote.
“This Christmas I would like a ball and a food. I need a blancet [sic].”
Ms Espiricueta asked Crystal why she needed a blanket.
“Well, I get to eat at school – sometimes I may not have at home, but I get to eat at school. A blanket I have one, but it’s not warm enough,” Crystal told her.