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U.S. Postal Service volunteer elves to help deliver Christmas to needy families

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USPS Operation Santa was established by the United States Postal Service to help those in need during the holidays. Whether you believe in Santa or not, this nondenominational program is intended to help as many deserving families as possible experience a happy holiday season. And that can only happen if there are letters to post on

When the letters arrive at Santa’s satellite workshop in the U.S., they are reviewed, all personal information is redacted to protect the writers, and the letters are posted for generous people to adopt. Letter adoption begans Nov. 29. Those interested in letter adoption must first create an account on the website and get their identities verified. Just follow the prompts. Letter writers do NOT need to create accounts. There is no guarantee a letter will be adopted, or a gift will be provided. This program relies solely on the generosity of strangers and random acts of kindness.

How to Write the Perfect Letter
Writing the personal letter just takes a little bit of time. Including specific information — sizes, styles and colors for clothes and shoes, titles of books and names of toys — makes it easier for the letter adopter to fulfill wishes.

All the information you need can be found at and the Postal Service Holiday Newsroom.

The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and service to fund its operations.

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