San Mateo Couple's Christmas Decorations Raise Money for Kids Battling Cancer

So far, they've raised more than $5,200.

A Bay Area couple is spreading holiday cheer to those who need it the most, using their San Mateo home to raise thousands of dollars for children with cancer.

Charles and Connie Wright turned their home's front yard into a winter wonderland. The massive Christmas village has attracted a big following over the last five years. The Wrights collect donations from visitors, and this year all proceeds are going to three families who have young children fighting cancer.

"I just wanna give back something, and I thought this is the easiest way to feel good and also help people," Charles said.

"Whether it's cancer, whether it's anything else, you can't take or replace anyone's life," Connie said. "And the things these kids miss out on are pretty huge."

Friday morning, the Wrights hosted Christmas brunch for friends and supporters of their efforts. So far, they've raised more than $5,200.

Anyone who wants to visit, and possibly make a donation, is invited to visit the home at 1317 Norfolk Street in San Mateo. The lights are on display from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Jan. 1.

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