Operation Santa is Coming Here

Press Release, United States Postal Service

WASHINGTON — For the 25th year, customers in the Washington, DC area can go to the Washington DC Main Post Office, 900 Brentwood Road NE, browse through letters written to Santa, adopt one or two, and help make the holidays happier for others.

“The Postal Service is extremely proud of this program. More than 100 years ago, employees from coast to coast began responding to the letters to Santa that were received in the U.S. Mail,” said Washington, DC Postmaster Gerald Roane. “That employee-led grassroots program evolved into an annual tradition in communities around the country. Our goal is to help as many people as we can experience the magic of the holidays.”

This year, customers can adopt Operation Santa letters in person between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 21, 2018.

In addition, after a very successful pilot test in New York City last year, the digital version of the Postal Service’s revered 106-year old USPS Operation Santa™ program is expanding to six additional cities. For the first time, customers in the Washington, DC, area will be able to go online, read letters written to Santa, “adopt” one or two and help make the holidays happier for others.

The cities that also will participate in an expansion of the digital version of Operation Santa this year include Austin, Indianapolis, New York City, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, and San Diego.

Beginning Dec. 3, customers can go to DeliverCheer.com and adopt a letter to help a child or family experience the magic of the holidays.

Customers can go to usps.com/holidaynews for additional information on this program, as well as information on holiday stamps, shipping deadlines, tips to avoid shipping glitches, and more.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

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