Tamarac students write letters to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Luke Hoag standing next to letters students wroteTamarac Elementary school presented Luke Hoag, a sixth grader at Hoosick Falls CSD with the letters they have been writing for the Macy’s Believe Campaign.

Tamarac more than doubled their goal this year, coming in with 4,119 letters for Luke to deliver to Macy’s on Believe Day, Friday, December 7. The secondary school wrote 2,294, and the elementary building wrote 1,825 letters.

With the yearly campaign, Macy’s donates one dollar per letter to Make- A-Wish. On one day, Believe Day, that amount is doubled to two dollars per letter. Tamarac students helped Luke and Make A Wish earn $8,238.  The representative from Make a Wish informed students that this is likely enough to grant a wish to a deserving child.

Hoag was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at 16 months old. When he was 3, the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted his wish by sending him to Walt Disney World. Four years ago, he decided to raise money for the Foundation through the Macy’s Believe Campaign so other children could get their wish like he did.

Thank you to the PTSA, local fire departments, faculty, staff, students and their families and friends who wrote letters!