A new play
area at Miracle House
magic of books
A ride of his
Easing the grief of a mother's absence
Furniture and jobs boost a family's hopes
| Published Thursday,
December 25, 2003,
in the San Jose Mercury News
Wishes do come true.
Once again, the Holiday Wish Book has worked its magic. Today, we have
30 happy endings to share with you, courtesy of generous donations from
Mercury News readers responding to our 21st annual catalog of needs, published
on Nov. 23.
The 2003 total reflects the state of the local economy, that is, it certainly
won't set any records. But focusing only on the bottom line misses the
point: The very fact that so many gave so much -- especially in this down
economy -- says something powerful about this caring community.
The individuals, families and organizations you will read about in this
site have been surprised and delighted by the generosity of Wish Book
Holly Hayes, Mercury News