The holidays are just around the corner and we could all use some normalcy this time of the year. USPS just brought back Operation Santa, which is a 108-year-old program that fulfills wish lists for needy families and kids couldn’t come at a more crucial juncture. According to Postal Service spokeswoman Kim Frum,
“2020 has seen its share of challenges affecting individuals and families in so many ways. COVID-19 resulted in job losses, temporary unemployment and, sadly, the loss of family and friends. Couple that with devastation from natural disasters, and it’s easy to see why USPS’ Operation Santa program is more important than ever.”
If your little ones want to write a note to Santa, you can send it through December 15th to Santa Claus 123 Elf Road, North Pole, 88888. The Postal Service knows the elves will have their hands extra full this year and for the first time ever, the letter adoption process is all digital and nationwide. If you want to help out, you can adopt letters at USPSOperationSanta.com from December 4th through December 19th.
Gift givers, who must be vetted, can tap as many letters as they want online, and the anonymity of the letter writers is always protected. There will be no in-person letter adoptions at post offices. However, gifts must be dropped off at any post office location, preferably wrapped. The Postal Service recommends using free Priority Mail boxes.
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