You've all heard of "Miracle on 34th Street," right? Well, there's another Midtown miracle happening—Miracle on 22nd Street—and it's all thanks to a few (er, make that 400 or so!) letters to Santa that spontaneously showed up at Jim Glaub's NYC apartment one year.
"Eleven years ago," Jim tells it, "I was living in Chelsea with my then partner, and we were told before we moved in that there were going to be letters delivered to Santa at our apartment, but didn’t think anything of it. The year after, a couple of Santa letters came in…they were literally addressed to 'Santa Claus' with my address!"
(FYI: While many have investigated just why so many letters to Santa are sent to this address every year, there has been no definitive answer! But the thought is that someone several years ago must have printed the address on a newsletter or something of the like to help children.)
Still, it was only a few letters. But one year, Jim got a whopping 400 letters! "That year, we had a Christmas party, and everyone wanted to take a letter," says Jim. "So it turned into a community event of people wanting to fulfill them."
That's how Miracle on 22nd Street, which works hard to connect families in need with "real elves," was born—and it's still going strong.
And we want to help, too, which is why our friends at Flintstones Vitamins are donating $7,500 to help Jim fulfill letters!