Vieira, Learning Express Help Wishes Come True

Meredith Vieira
Meredith Vieira

Here’s a heartwarming tale to get you in the holiday spirit of giving. It started with talk-show host Meredith Vieira setting up a Wish Booth in Dallas, which attracted the attention of Michelle Brown, owner of Katie’s Little Angels Learning Center, a daycare facility with 67 children mostly from low-income families in west Dallas.

“My wish is for the children at my daycare,” Brown said in the booth. “I just wish that they have a wonderful Christmas.”

Enter Hal Cook, owner of Learning Express Toys of Dallas in Snider Plaza. Vieira’s show contacted Cook about helping Brown’s cause, and he offered a $2,500 gift card, which recently was presented to a surprised Brown on the nationally syndicated show. You can see the segment here.

Brown was praised for playing Santa for the kids each Christmas, when she asks each of them to write a wish list and tries to buy at least one item on the list for each child.

“Michelle goes above and beyond for the children,” Vieira said. “She even picks them up and drives them home in her own car.”

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