Hoosick Falls Letters to Santa effort goes virtual

Last year, they delivered more than 80,000 letters from seniors and adults and children.

“My classmates and teachers have been asking me what we’re going to do this year, and I’ve been telling them that we’re not doing in-person letters this year, but we are doing on-line,” said Luke Hoag. 

Because of the pandemic, Luke is raising money online this year. 

People can still submit letters online or drop them off at Macy’s.  

The goal of Make-A-Wish Northeast New York is to grant about 100 wishes a year.  Some of the wishes that involve travel have been postponed this year. 

Luke is himself a wish recipient, getting a trip to Disney about a decade ago, after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. 

Now he’s raised more than half a million dollars for Make-A-Wish over five years. 

“I just do it to give back to Make-A-Wish because they gave me and my family such a great opportunity and such a great trip and we’ll never forget it,” said Hoag.  


“So they are so proud to be able to pay it forward,” said Bill Trigg, CEO of Make-A-Wish Northeast New York.  “And Luke is just one of the finest young men I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing.”

National Believe Week, that brings in double donations for Santa letters goes through Saturday.



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