Step into Santa’s suit, help kids have a merry Christmas with ‘Operation Santa’


‘Tis the season of giving, whether it’s gifts or just your time. 

The post office is looking for a few good elves to take part in its “Operation Santa.” 

It all starts with the letters kids write to Santa and send to the jolly guy via old-fashioned mail, WPIX reported

>> Read more trending news 

Anonymous helpers take those letters and help bring a Christmas wish into reality.

“Operation Santa” has been going on for more than a century, and is now finally transferring into the digital age.

The USPS has started the website DeliverCheer.com to connect those who want to help with those who need it most. There are more than 50,000 letters on the site, WPIX reported

The agency is also making a priority to help those still living in the wreckage left over from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Many kids are asking for presents that any child would want, like a Nintendo 3DS or a doll. But other letters were heart-breaking.

One child named Marco wrote, “I am a good child. Please santa this year I want you to visit my home since you skip us last year. Mom is sick and is not working now. We need some food and clothes. I live with mom and my big brother Many since we don’t have a dad. Please Santa come. I will save your cookies and milk.”

Not all post offices participate in “Operation Santa,” so you’ll have to contact your local post office.  Click here to see if you live  in an area that is taking part. 


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Nation & World

Duke University to stop requiring SAT, ACT writing scores
Duke University to stop requiring SAT, ACT writing scores

Duke University will no longer require students to submit some testing scores when they apply for admission.  It will soon be optional for applicants to submit SAT essay scores or ACT writing scores.  Officials said this change is to ensure every student has an opportunity to be fully considered during the application process. ...
Man succeeds in campaign to bring ‘Trump baby balloon’ to U.S.
Man succeeds in campaign to bring ‘Trump baby balloon’ to U.S.

A man who started a crowd source funding account to bring a balloon ridiculing President Donald Trump to the United States hopes to fly it near the president’s New Jersey golf club.  The “Fund To Bring Baby Trump To America” raised more than $5,800 as of Sunday evening, more than its $4,500 goal, since it was started Friday by...
CVS apologizes after white manager called police on black woman using coupon
CVS apologizes after white manager called police on black woman using coupon

CVS has apologized to a black woman and is investigating an incident in which a white manager called police on her after she tried to use a coupon at a Chicago store on Friday. Camilla Hudson, 53, who said her Facebook post detailing the incident was removed for unspecified reasons by the social media site, also shared video on Twitter of her...
Equipment malfunction leaves Taylor Swift stuck in basket during performance
Equipment malfunction leaves Taylor Swift stuck in basket during performance

An equipment malfunction, left Taylor Swift stuck in a basket during part of her performance Saturday night in Philadelphia. Swift was in the middle of the song “Delicate” when the sparkling basket she was riding in got stuck mid-air at Lincoln Financial Field. "I'm pretty sure I'm stuck up here," she said at one point to the...
Driver injured after car plunges from 4th floor of parking garage
Driver injured after car plunges from 4th floor of parking garage

A man was injured Sunday when the car he was driving crashed through a barrier and plunged to the ground from the fourth floor of a parking garage.  The driver of the silver Mercedes Benz SUV crashed through a barrier around 1:30 p.m., flying off the parking garage and landing on its roof on the sidewalk below, according to the Times-Picayune...
More Stories