A seven-year-old girl has written a letter to Father Christmas asking for a home and food for her family.
The letter was left in a Christmas postbox at the L6 Community Centre in Everton, Liverpool.
Local councillor Gerard Woodhouse, who opened the letter, said: "It was so upsetting to read."
Shirley Marshall from the centre said since the letter went viral they have been "inundated with support" and they are "overwhelmed"
The little girl writes: "Dear Father Christmas. Can you help?
"Can we have a home for Christmas? Mam wants us to be all together. Can you give us some food and can I have just a nice doll for Christmas? Thank you."
The letter appeared when the team at the community centre began decorating for the festive season.
They left the postbox in a cafe for visiting children to post their Christmas wishes.
Mr Woodhouse said the girl and her siblings currently live with a relative.
"I know the children, and it's not right that a seven-year-old child is worrying about Christmas," he said.
The community centre team is trying to help the family and may put them up in a hotel on Christmas Day.