Adopt a kid's letter to Santa.

Every year, the United States Postal Service receives thousands and thousands of letters to Santa from children all around the country. Most letters ask for toys and games, others might ask for basic necessities. Without the generosity of individuals and companies who pitch in to respond, the kids would be upset or disappointed at Christmas. Operation Santa helps with making kids wishes on their letter come true.

Letters to Santa Claus
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Here's how it works: read a letter, adopt one that you love, shop for that perfect letter and keep it anonymous - because it's from Santa, after all - bring your gift to the post office and mail it for that child that you will help make smile this Christmas season.

It's totally up to you the letter you choose. If you don't find a letter that fits your fancy, everyday the USPS puts up new letters. It might take a while to find that perfect one. This is something you could do by yourself and your family or with your co-workers.

There isn’t a limit to the number of letters you can adopt. However, make sure you are able to fulfill the letters that you do adopt. Every adopted letter is removed from the site. Please make sure you can fulfill the request, please cancel your adoption on your profile so it can be adopted by another kind elf helping out one of the children.

The USPS "Operation Santa" mission statement:

The United States Postal Service is responsible for the nation’s letters. Thousands are sent to Santa and the North Pole each year. The mission of the USPS Operation Santa® program is to answer these letters.

Anyone in the United States can write a letter to Santa, no matter their religion or denomination. While it’s helped thousands of families across the U.S., the program is not a 501(c)(3) non-profit or charity organization, nor is it associated with any partners.

CLICK HERE to adopt a letter and to learn more about "Operation Santa."

Sue Moll
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