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Kids' simple Christmas wishes will break your heart

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:58:12 +0000

(Things of My Very Own) Things of My Very Own, an organization in Schenectady, N.Y. that helps kids in crisis, shared the Christmas wishes of some of the children they work with.(NEW YORK) -- There's nothing like a little perspective to make a person realize how lucky they are.

While many are clamoring for the iPhone X this holiday season, some kids in this country are in need of the basics, like food.

Rayn Boncie, founder of Things of My Very Own, an organization that provides crisis intervention services to children impacted by extensive abuse and/or neglect, posted this message on Facebook from one child in its care:

"I want school snacks so I'm not the only one not eating during snack time at school."

People from as far away Italy and Switzerland have contacted the organization after seeing that message, she said.

"That post seems to have moved a lot of people," Boncie said.

The organization has also posted a number of other wishes from children on their Facebook page.

But there are many other children in need. Things of My Very Own, based in Schenectady, New York, shared with ABC News a few of the tags from its holiday gift drive.

Each year, the organization helps 5,000 to 7,000 children in the New York region.

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