‘Santa’ writes letters for fundraiser

By Jesse O. Walls

Looking for a fun and unique gift for friends or family this holiday season? Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is offering the chance for people to receive personalized letters from ‘Santa’, direct from the North Pole.

The Letters from Santa Claus fundraiser is sponsored by PBL, with proceeds going towards community service projects, leadership opportunities and conference expenses.

“This was a fundraiser Cynthia Quinly, business instructor and PBL advisor, participated in when she was a part of the Leggett and Platt Relay for Life team,” stated Chris Fenske, business instructor, in an email. “When brainstorming fundraiser ideas, she told us it had been a very successful fundraiser.”

“I think it’s a great fundraiser, personally,” said Jessica Waldron, business administrations major. “They [the letters] are all going to be personalized for each child.”

According to Waldron, the letters are being sent to the North Pole in Alaska to be mailed out, so they are postmarked from the North Pole.

“The letter is printed on Christmas themed paper and Santa signs each letter,” commented Fenske.

To send a personalized letter from Santa, one must complete a form that was sent out in an email from Quinly on November 8. The letters are written by members of PBL and personalized based on the information provided on the form.

For one to two letters, they are each $5, whereas three to seven letters are $4 each. Eight letters or more are $3 each, and all forms must be received by November 22.

For more information email cynthiaquinly@crowder.edu or chrisfenske@crowder.edu.