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Letters to Santa Claus: La Poste is looking for help for Operation Santa Claus

(Gray News) – The holiday season is upon us and the Postal Service is looking for a little help with its Operation Santa program.

The United States Postal Service announced on Monday that those interested in adopting letters could visit on line to help make wishes come true for children and families who have written to Santa Claus.

The agency said its Operation Santa relies on random acts of kindness and the generosity of strangers. For 110 years, the program has provided a little extra magic to those who need it during the holiday season.

Registration is for those who wish to adopt letters. Letter writers do not need to register.

Starting November 28, verified adopters can go on line and read the displayed letters and choose one or more to fill in.

According to the Postal Service, thousands of letters are written to Santa Claus each year.

The letters will be available for adoption from November 28 to December 19. Letter Adopters are responsible for all postage costs to ship gift packages.

Businesses and organizations can also get in the spirit by creating teams to adopt letters. Anyone participating in a team must also complete the verification process.

The Postal Service began receiving letters to Santa over a century ago. In 1912, Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock authorized local postmasters to allow employees and customers to reply to them. This act of kindness became what we now call USPS Operation Santa.

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