Kids' simple Christmas wishes will break your heart

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There's nothing like a little perspective to make a person realize how lucky they are.

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."
PHOTO: 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.

PHOTO: 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.

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

PHOTO: 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.

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

PHOTO: 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.

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.

Photos courtesy of Things of My Very Own

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