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Operation Santa: Help make a child's wish come true this Christmas

This long and storied tradition is one that dates back to 1912.

CLEVELAND — Editor's note: Video at the top of this story was originally published in an unrelated holiday article on Nov 27, 2021.

The United States Postal Service has announced that its holiday program -- “Operation Santa” -- is now ready to go as people will have the chance to make the 2021 holiday season special for families and children that are in need.

Effective three weeks ago, the USPS has been delivering letters from all across the United States to Santa’s workshop, located at 123 Elf Road. Now with this program underway, those letters are ready to be answered.

Those who are interested in adopting a letter can visit USPSOperationSanta.com, read through the available letters and pick out the wishes that they would like to fulfill. Those who pick letters will then be e-mailed further directions on how to fulfill the wishes.

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This long and storied tradition is one that dates back to 1912, and has been detailed by the USPS below:

“The Postal Service began receiving letters to Santa more than a century ago. In 1912, then-Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock authorized local postmasters to allow postal employees and customers to respond to them. This became what is now known as USPS Operation Santa.

The complete Operation Santa history can be found online at the USPS Holiday Newsroom, along with additional news and information, including all mailing and shipping deadlines.

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


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