JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Back & Neck Institute and North Florida Medical Center have teamed up to make Christmas very special for the children of Florida Baptist Children's Home.
The Children's Home has 17 foster children ranging from ages 8-18, who hope to belong to a family one day.
Along with the foster children, the center is also home to Brave Moms, which is a group of 4 single mothers raising 5 children in unfortunate circumstances.
The Back & Neck Institute and North Florida Medical Center asked the children to write letters to Santa asking for anything they truly wanted.
The letters received had requests for basic items like toothbrushes, soap, and "the good toilet paper."
"These letters were so humbling for us, and truly put into perspective just how incredibly fortunate we are," said the Back & Neck Institute.
It will be fulfilling the initial wishlist of primarily hygiene products that the children have requested.
Additionally, it's asking the caretakers to instruct the children to rewrite their letters and wish for anything they wanted: games, toys, electronics, books, or even art supplies.
Back & Neck Institute created a GoFundMe account to raise $5,000 by December 16 to purchase items on those wishlists.
After wishlist items are purchased, all remaining funds will be donated to the Children's Home to be used as it deems necessary.