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USPS Operation Santa letters now available

Letters are now available for adoption at the USPS Operation Santa website.

The time has arrived for making holiday wishes come true.

Beginning Nov. 28, you can go to the USPS Operation Santa website to read letters from children and others who are less fortunate this holiday season. You can pick one or more letters to adopt and follow the directions on how to fulfil the writer’s requests.

For security reasons, you must complete a brief registration and ID verification process before adopting a letter.

If potential adopters are unable to obtain ID verification online, they will be provided a code and instructions on how to be verified in person at a local Post Office. Once verified, the adopter will receive a welcome email with detailed information on how to participate in the program.

The annual program began accepting letters Sept. 15 from those in need. The deadline to adopt letters is Dec. 19, which is also when adopters are encouraged to ship packages by Priority Mail.

The USPS Operation Santa program is 110 years old and continues to rely solely on the kindness and generosity of strangers. It allows people to help children and families have a magical holiday safely, securely and anonymously.

The Postal Service has also released a video that explains how to participate in the program. It is available with English or Spanish captions.

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