Santa looking for helpers as wish list letters pour in

WASHINGTON– Santa has a backlog of letters and is asking you for some help this year.

The US Postal service is asking volunteers to be part of Operation Santa.  Volunteers can stop by the main branch of the DC Post Office in Brentwood, Northeast D.C. during business hours and pick up a few letters.

The Postal Service is asking you to answer the letters and buy gifts if you can.

Back in 1912, Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock first authorized postal employees and local citizens to respond to the many letters written to Santa.The letters to Santa adoption program became known as Operation Santa. Operation Santa has made dreams come true for those in need for 102 years.

Photo identification must be presented to adopt a letter. Participants will be provided a copy of the Santa letter of their choice, which is coded and has the personal information removed. When the letters are returned, the Postal Service will match the coded photocopy to the original,  apply the name and address and deliver the packages.

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