WILMINGTON (CBSLA.com) — A local woman has made it a personal mission to help Santa in a big way.
Every year for the past six years, Kimberly Moore has helped make children’s wishes come true.
Moore and her group, “Adopt A Letter” read letters from children and try to answer as many as possible. The group has answered the wishes of 27,000 children.
This year, she read one letter that particularly stood out.
One 12-year-old boy, namely R.J. Cortz wanted nothing for himself. He just wanted his mom to stop worrying. R.J. asked Santa to take away her tears.
“I just want the best for my family,” he wrote. He said in his letter that his parents were separated and his mother was struggling — all he wanted was for his mother to be able to afford the basics, like toilet paper. And he wanted enough meat so she could make his favorite meal for Christmas, meatloaf and spaghetti.
Moore showed up this evening with KCAL9’s Cristy Fajardo in tow.
“Adopt A Letter” and Moore showed up at R.J.’s house with toys and clothes for him and his siblings, bags of groceries and, of course, meat for the meatloaf.
“I just like the way my mom makes it,” he says, matter-of-fact.
Moore also handed mom a crisp $100 bill.
Fajardo says what Moore gave the family most of all wasn’t material things.
“I’m happy. There’s hope, God answers prayers,” said R.J.’s mom.
Moore told Fajardo that very often after making a delivery she goes to her car and cries.
For more information about Kimberly Moore’s “Adopt A Letter” campaign, click here.