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USPS Launches 'Operation Santa' Website to Read and Adopt Letters to Santa from Low-Income Kids

Updated: Nov 23, 2019

With Operation Santa you can read letters to Santa and even make someone's Christmas wish come true.

You'll find everything you need on the USPS website.

All over the country, kids will send letters to Santa, asking for everything from toys to basics, like a warm coat or shoes, and you can make their Christmas wish come true.

Since 1912, the USPS ® has permitted the public to read and adopt children’s letters to Santa. But they just released a website, making it even easier.

Starting Monday, December 4th, letters to Santa from low-income kids are available for adoption online.

You can pick a letter from any city in the country, and it's tax deductible.

The program works like this: Anonymous donors look through kids' letters and "adopt" any that interest them - individuals or families. Also, the adoptions can be made by individuals or teams. Next, those who are feeling festive and generous purchase items the children have asked for, before they package them and bring them to a participating Post Office. There’s no middle man or charity; it’s micro-philanthropy, direct from you to a child, when you give in this way.

Just keep in mind, your gift needs to be mailed out by December 21st.

If you want your child to be added to the list, visit



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