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USPS Operation Santa goes nationwide, asks for letters to North Pole

Posted at 10:43 AM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 17:30:39-05

The USPS Operation Santa program is celebrating its 108th year in 2020 by opening up for nationwide participation.

The postal service says that now, more than ever, the program is needed to help less fortunate kids and families during the holidays. Operation Santa was created to help those in need experience the joy of opening presents and to create special holiday memories.

To participate in the USPS Operation Santa program as a possible recipient of holiday gifts, all you have to do is write a letter, put it in a stamped envelope with a return address, and send it to Santa’s official workshop address:

Santa Claus
123 Elf Road
North Pole

Letters will be accepted Nov. 16 – Dec. 15.

Program Details

The letters written to the USPS Operation Santa program are uploaded to website, all personally identifiable information of the letter writer is removed, for the hope of adoption

Beginning Dec. 4, letters will be available for nationwide adoption by visiting Potential adopters can read the letters and pick one, or more, that they’d like to fulfill. For security reasons, potential adopters must be vetted by going through a short registration and ID verification process before they are allowed to adopt any letter. Companies are also encouraged to help adopt letters.

Information on how to write a letter and send it to Santa can be found on

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