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EUROPE / Heartbreaking letter to Santa: Greek child asks for “plenty of food”
Date of publication at Tlaxcala: 19/12/2017
Translations available: Italiano 

Heartbreaking letter to Santa: Greek child asks for “plenty of food”

Keep Talking Greece


All children that were asked to write a letter so Santa most probably asked the obvious: toys. Except for one child, 8-year-old Alexis.

Dear Santa, I am Alexis from the 4th grade. I was a good child. This year, I want you to bring plenty of food so that my mom doesn’t cry. she had no job and if you cant bring a toy for my sick brother. I love you very much, “ the boy wrote.
The heartbreaking letter to Santa was written by a child in an elementary school in Patras, Western Greece.
According to, Alexis’ letter was published by NGO for child welfare  Shining Start (Foteino Asteri) on their Facebook account.
Many Greeks offered to learn how they could help the family of Alexis.
But the letter was just indicative for the grim presence many children experience in Greece, where 36.7% of children are at risk of poverty and social exclusion.
There is always an Alexis nearby, in the neighborhood, in your child’s classroom or school. Just help Alexis out or make a donation to a charity.


Courtesy of Keep Talking Greece
Publication date of original article: 15/12/2017
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