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What Is Operation Santa?

December 18, 2020
via USPS

The United States Postal Service (USPS) officially declares it the holiday season with the 108-year-old program, Operation Santa. Until December 15th, kids from families in need across the country can send their wish lists to Santa Claus at 123 Elf Road, North Pole 88888. What happens to the letters? People across the country can choose to adopt a letter, which means they can perhaps fulfill the wish of the kid who wrote the letter. According to USPS, this provides people with an opportunity to answer letters to Santa when he can’t.

What if you want to fulfill a wish and drop off a gift? Well, security measures mean that first you need to be verified, and then you can simply drop off a wrapped and packed gift at a United States Post Office! But if you think every kid wants gifts, think again. Some of the letters are asking for gifts for others, including the wish that the COVID-19 pandemic goes away!

Until 2020, the program only ran in major US cities, but this is the first time in the program’s 108-year history that the good cause goes nationwide. Want to learn more about the program and take a look at the letters sent by kids this year? Check out the documentary movie, Dear Santa, out now! And if your family would like to adopt a letter, you’ve got until December 19th. Visit www.uspsoperationsanta.com to make a wish come true!