Operation Santa: Adopt a letter to help children in need

Posted at 4:51 AM, Nov 19, 2019

(CNN) — Forget Elf on a Shelf – this year be the elf yourself!

You can help the jolly old elf himself with Operation Santa with the United States Postal Service. You'll find everything you need right on the USPS website here.

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All over the country, kids will send letters to Santa asking for everything from toys to basics like a warm coat or shoes.

And you can make their Christmas wish come true. Starting Monday, letters to Santa from low-income children are available for adoption online here.

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You can pick a letter from any city in the country and it's tax deductible. Just remember, your gift needs to be mailed out by Dec. 20.

If you cant your child to be added to the list, has everything you need to know.