Ready for letters
When Pilgrim freshman Austin Jourdain spotted a mailbox designated for letters to Santa at the Warwick Mall, he was inspired to make it easier for kids in the vicinity of his home at 22 Bellevue Ave., off Warwick Avenue, to get their missives to the North Pole. With the help of John Defusco, who participates in Big Brothers, Big Sister of the Ocean State and has been Austin’s big brother, he built the box. It is locked securely to ensure there’s no tampering with those letters to Santa. As a Santa helper, Austin plans to answer the letters without making any promises, provided the senders provide a return address.