Santa has some very special helpers in the form of Jim Glaub and Dylan Parker of New York.
Glaub and Parker don’t know how or why their 22nd street address became known as Santa’s house, but rather than mark them return to sender or toss them as junk mail, the couple has embraced the letters to the fullest.
In an interview with PEOPLE, Glaub said that he knew the previous tenant had been receiving letters to Santa, but he didn’t think much of it at first. “They never answered them because it was only three or four letters a year. And the first two years I lived there, it was that exact thing. I’d get three letters and I didn’t really think anything of it. I was like, ‘Oh, sorry — wrong number.’ ”
But that didn't mean that the letters stopped coming, by 2010, the couple received almost 450 letters to Santa. “These were our neighbors in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan … these were our people. I just felt this need to help them.”
The couple could not take this large task on alone and it was then that they started the Facebook page Miracle on 22nd Street, where people can volunteer to take a letter that the couple selects at random and fulfill it by sending a gift to the child who wrote it. Through social media and word of mouth, for the past 6 years no letter to Santa has gone unanswered. Now that is a Christmas miracle.
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