The Postal Service’s Letters to Santa program, which makes holiday dreams come true for children in need, marks it’s 100th anniversary this year. To celebrate, the time-honored tradition will kick off at the largest Letters to Santa location in the country: the famous James A. Farley Post Office in New York City.
The celebration begins at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 4. Come help Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, USPS Chief Elf Pete Fontana, and the students of PS-33 get this year’s Letters to Santa program off to a flying start. The Post Office is located at 481 Eighth Avenue; use the front entrance on Eighth Avenue at 33rd Street.
Letters to Santa is a letter adoption program enabling members of the public and charitable organizations to respond to children’s letters addressed to Santa Claus.
Operation Santa takes place nationwide at select Post Offices around the U.S. In New York, the program opens to the public on Dec. 5. Potential Saint Nicks can adopt letters 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and on Thursdays until 7 p.m. Customers will be asked to provide valid identification and sign official Operation Santa organization or individual participation forms before being allowed to select letters for adoption.
Won’t you help a family in need this year?