It’s a great feeling to know that the good folks at USPS still remember what it’s like to be a kid during Christmas. Every year, USPS helps fulfill children’s letters to Santa by calling on volunteers to buy presents that kids ask for in letters addressed to the North Pole. Thanks to the US Postal Service and goodhearted volunteers, thousands of children across the country wake up on Christmas morning to find special presents delivered by none other than Santa himself.
How You Can Help USPS Fulfill Letters to Santa for Children
USPS calls this special program of theirs Operation Santa, and this year marks the 107th year it’s been going on.
The Postal Service is still looking for volunteers to help out, so if you want to get involved, now is the time! According to USPS Michigan spokeswoman Elizabeth Najduch, more than 11,000 have been adopted nationwide so far. As of now, there’s still pretty high demand.
“Letters come from hopeful children and families. Answer one (or many) to make a difference. No matter how big the wish, do what’s doable for you,” the USPS website states.
Make Sure to Ship Before December 21st
Whether you’re volunteering to help USPS fulfill a child’s letter to Santa this year or just shipping boxes for your business, you need to be aware of the 2019 holiday shipping deadlines. These deadlines represent the days for each different USPS service that you need to ship by in order for a package to arrive by December 24th. For the Postal Service’s Operation Santa, volunteers need to bring their packages to their local Post Office by December 21st.
In case you’d like to mark your calendars, the specific cutoff dates for all the different USPS services are laid out in our guide entitled 2019 USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines.
The good news about Operation Santa is that the program takes place every year. So, if you miss helping out with Operation Santa this Christmas, you can definitely hop on board next year!