USPS operation Santa now open for kids and families in need

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USPS have announced that their century-old program operation Santa, is live ready to help kids and families in need.

Over the past three weeks, the Postal Service has been delivering letters from all across the U.S. to Santa’s workshop at 123 Elf Road. And today, they are ready to be fulfilled.

USPS Operation Santa was established by the Postal Service 109 years ago in 1912 to help those in need experience a happy holiday season. You don’t have to be religious or even believe in Santa to participate.

Anyone in need can write a letter to Santa Claus, 123 Elf Road, North Pole, 88888 and ask for things they want. If their letter is ‘adopted’ their wishes will be granted. Those wishing to adopt can pick from the wishes and send the recipients gifts.

Adopting a letter

Adopters can visit, click on the registration link and follow the prompts. For security reasons, all prospective adopters must be vetted through a short registration and ID verification process before they can participate. If someone has adopted letters in the past, they must still be verified each year.

If for some reason potential adopters are unable to verify their identity online, they will be provided a code and given instructions on how to get verified in person at one of the 19,000 participating Post Office locations which offer the Label Broker service. Qualifying Post Office locations can also be found online using the tool. Once approved, the adopter will receive a welcome email with detailed information on how to participate in the program.



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