Thursday, December 8, 2016
National Believe Day with Macy's & Make a Wish
This Friday, Dec. 9 marks National Believe Day when Make-A-Wish New Hampshire and Macy’s come together to grant special wishes to kids locally and nationwide with life-threatening medical conditions. On this day, Macy’s will make a special, double donation of $2 for every letter to Santa dropped off at their stores’ big red mailboxes across New Hampshire National Believe Day.
Since early November, Macy’s has invited customers of all ages to drop their letters to Santa at their local Macy’s store or send online via Believe. Macy’s will donate $1, up to $1 million, to Make-A-Wish for every letter collected through Dec. 24. For National Believe Day on Dec. 9, Macy’s will offer a double donation, providing an additional $1 per letter to Make-A-Wish, up to an extra $1 million, above the existing $1 million campaign goal. In addition, Macy’s and Make-A-Wish will celebrate Wishes Across America by granting wishes in Macy’s stores across the country, bringing together wish kids and their families, Macy’s employees and local communities.
The Believe campaign was inspired by the true story of 8-year-old Virginia, who wrote a letter to the New York Sun newspaper in 1897 asking about the existence of Santa. The classic response, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus …,” penned by Francis P. Church, became the most reprinted editorial in any English-language newspaper. The season also marks a major milestone, as Macy’s will celebrate $100 million in total giving to Make-A-Wish since 2003, with nearly $13 million donated through the Believe campaign. Celebrate with “Yes, Virginia” This Friday, Dec. 9, the “Yes, Virginia” animated special will air online at You Tube-Macy's. The award-winning, half-hour holiday program features a star-studded cast including Neil Patrick Harris, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Alfred Molina and Beatrice Miller in the title role. The cast also includes former wish child Taylor Hay, who had her wish granted when her voice was captured for one of the film’s characters.