USPS Operation Santa helping kids experience the joy of Christmas!

We can all agree it’s been a tough year but that shouldn’t take away from the magic of Christmas! Take heart, Santa and the Postal Service are here to help. The USPS Operation Santa program is celebrating its 108th year in 2020 by opening up for nationwide participation. What a great year to help less fortunate kids and families during the holidays.

The USPS Operation Santa program helps those in need still experience the joy of opening presents. Since it began, millions of less fortunate children and their families have been helped by the kindness of others. The program is for every person of every belief. The purpose is to help as many deserving families as possible and that can only be done if good-hearted adopters step forward. Are you up for the challenge?

To help your kids become possible recipients of holiday gifts, all they have to do is write a letter, put it in a stamped envelope with a return address, and send it to Santa’s official workshop address as seen on the example envelope below. Letters will be accepted November 16 – December 15.


Hundreds of thousands of letters are written to the USPS Operation Santa program every year in hopes of being adopted by kind and generous people across the country. These letters are opened by Santa’s Elves and, for safety reasons, all personally identifiable information of the letter writer is removed (last names, addresses, ZIP Codes). The letters are then uploaded for adoption.

Beginning December 4, letters will be available for nationwide adoption. You can help give a child some Christmas magic all from the socially distant safety of your own home. Potential adopters can read the letters and pick one, or more, to fulfill. For security reasons, potential adopters must be vetted by going through a short registration and ID verification process before they are allowed to adopt any letter. Your company can also help adopt letters.

For more details and information about becoming a donor or participant, visit the Operation Santa website.

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