HONOLULU (Dec. 12, 2012) – Local Honolulu wish kid Skylar, 11 has been collecting hundreds of letters to Santa from her friends in the community. The letters will help fund wishes for children in Hawaii with life-threatening medical conditions thanks to Macy’s Believe Campaign. Friday, December 14 is National Believe Day and that’s when Skylar is planning on delivering the letters to Macy’s Ala Moana at 4:00 PM.
Skylar, a current Maryknoll School will pick up over 800 letters that her friends and fellow students wrote to support his campaign. Arriving in the Honolulu Fire Departments special event truck, Skylar and Make-A-Wish CEO Siana Hunt will collect this last addition of letters from Maryknoll students, and add to the hundreds of letters she has already gathered. Skylar will deliver the letters for a donation to Make-A-Wish Hawaii.
To celebrate National Believe Day, we will grant the wish of a local teenager with a life-threatening medical condition who believes she is there to share her letter to Santa with the public. What she is not aware of, is that we are there to help reveal her wish and grant it with a few extra surprises.
JUST ANNOUNCED: Macy’s has just announced that in honor of National Believe Day they will double the donation for every letter that gets submitted on Friday, December 14. The donation amount per letter will now be $2.
Hailing from Makiki, 11-year-old Skylar is an outgoing, dynamic, big-hearted young lady who has three qualifying medical conditions that make her eligible for a wish. In her short life, she has endured countless extended stays in various hospitals. While facing these overwhelming medical challenges, she has captured the hearts and minds of her doctors and nurses alike.
Due to her medical condition, Skylar must wear a hat at all times including while indoors. As a result, her wish to create a fashionable, sun-safe hat and educate other children in Hawaii about the benefits of sun safety has become a real passion. To her, the work of designing hats, creating a business plan, a company logo and footprint in the Honolulu community has been a source of constant excitement and creative self-expression for her.
When Skylar heard that Macy’s would donate to grant wishes just like his to local kids here in Hawaii she came up with the idea of collecting letters, hundreds of them, to help kids just like her get their wish granted.