Adopt a letter to Santa from a child in need during the pandemic this Christmas

USPS Operation Santa goes nationwide in 2020
Posted at 4:12 AM, Nov 17, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. — The elves in the United States Postal Service are helping Santa Claus make sure every kid ends 2020 with toys.

The USPS Operation Santa program is celebrating its 108th year and for the first time it is opening up for nationwide participation.

The Postal Service established the Operation Santa program to help children in need experience the joy of opening presents.

Each year hundreds of thousands of letters are written to the program every year in hopes of being adopted by someone like you.

For safety reasons, Santa's Elves remove all personally identifiable information of the letter writer. The letters are then uploaded to for adoption.

Starting December 4, you can read the letters and pick one or more you will like to fulfill.

Potential adopters must go through a short registration and ID verification process before adopting any letter.

If you know of a child in need this year who might not otherwise receive gifts, they can participate in the USPS Operation Santa program by writing directing to Santa. The address is:
Santa Claus
123 Elf Road
North Pole

Letters will be accepted through December 15.

For more information about the USPS Operation Santa program, click here.