The United States Postal Service (USPS) has launched Operation Santa Letter Adoption for those interested in sending children and families some holiday magic this season.
The campaign turns 111 years old this year and relies solely on random acts of kindness and the generosity of strangers, according to a USPS news release.
The operation allows people to help children and families have a magical holiday when they otherwise might not – safely and securely. Santa Letter is not a guaranteed gift-giving program.
Since Sept. 18, the postal service has received letters from across the country and has been delivering them to Santa’s U.S. workshop, 123 Elf Road, North Pole 88888. Letters sent with First-Class Mail postage and complete, accurate and legible return addresses have been opened, reviewed and posted on USPSOperationSanta.com, the release says.
Those interested in the program can begin reading and adopting letters now.
Potential adopters must visit USPSOperationSanta.com to register and have their identity verified. Once verified, the adopter will receive a welcome email with detailed information on how to participate in the program. Adopters can read letters and choose one or more to fulfill.
Once a letter is chosen, adopters must follow the directions they receive in their welcome email to ship gifts. (Adopters are responsible for postage fees to ship the packages.)
Letter adoptions began Nov. 20; Dec. 11 is the last day to send letters to Santa; and Dec. 18 is the last day to adopt letters and the recommended date to ship packages.
For details about the program and how to get involved, visit USPSOperationSanta.com.
Published December 06, 2023