WASHINGTON — The holidays are right around the corner and there's a special opportunity to help spread some holiday magic. The U.S. Postal Service just launched Operation Santa. Here's how it works.
Every year, kids write a letter to Santa Claus and put it in the mail. But the big man gets so many letters, sometimes he needs help keeping up with them all. That's where you come in.
The USPS is asking for letter adopters. All you have to do to volunteer is sign up here. As letters come in, they are sent to Santa's satellite workshops. All personal information is redacted and the letter is uploaded to the Operation Santa website for an adopter to get the letter and send out the gifts.
If you have a little one who wants to write a letter to Santa, it must be mailed to the correct address:
123 Elf Road
North Pole 88888
The wish list should include a complete address, so the letters get to the right place. The last day to send a letter this year is Dec. 12. The last day to adopt a letter is Dec. 19.
The letter adopter receives a QR code and instructions. No personal information is handed out. Adopters are responsible for shipping the gifts and paying postage.
For more information, and to sign up, click here.
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