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Letters to Santa program in need of donors

Letters to Santa program in need of donors | Operation Santa Claus | Scoop.it
Operation Santa is a beloved undertaking at post offices around the country. But the logistics of trying to help every needy child unfortunately is impossible, leaving hopeful donors a bit sad over the holidays.
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Letters to Santa: Naughty, nice and heart-tugging

Letters to Santa: Naughty, nice and heart-tugging | Operation Santa Claus | Scoop.it
For the past 26 years, children's letters to the North Pole have gone to the Main Post Office in Oakland, which invites the public to read and answer them.
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Post Office Makes Last-Minute Plea For Help Answering Letters To Santa - CBS Boston

Post Office Makes Last-Minute Plea For Help Answering Letters To Santa - CBS Boston | Operation Santa Claus | Scoop.it
Some of the letters are heart wrenching; a single mom who has just enough money for heat, food and shelter; the disabled Navy vet who is also the father of two, and the little girl who says she's been good and would like something for Christmas.
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LETTER: Help out with U.S. Postal Service’s Operation Santa

LETTER: Help out with U.S. Postal Service’s Operation Santa | Operation Santa Claus | Scoop.it
For generations, writing a letter to Santa has been a custom this time of year; and for some kind-hearted folks, answering a Dear Santa letter has also been a holiday tradition. This year is no different here in the greater Boston area.
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Operation Santa Claus Gets Ready To Make Wishes Come True Once More

Operation Santa Claus Gets Ready To Make Wishes Come True Once More | Operation Santa Claus | Scoop.it
CBS 2's Vanessa Murdock has more.
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The Cutest Dear Santa Letter Ever | Operation Santa Claus - Santa's Blog

The Cutest Dear Santa Letter Ever | Operation Santa Claus - Santa's Blog | Operation Santa Claus | Scoop.it
Santa thinks that this young man has a very kind heart and an organized mind. We wish him a very Merry Christmas!
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The post office’s Operation Santa puts the spirit in the season

The letters poured in Tuesday from poor kids needing the gift of hope from U.S. postal outposts teeming with Santa’s helpers.“Dear Santa,” they’d write. “Mom and Dad can’t afford presents.
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The saddest Christmas wish lists ever

The saddest Christmas wish lists ever | Operation Santa Claus | Scoop.it
I was standing in line at the post office when a sign caught my eye: "Operation Santa 2013." According to the poster, "answering letters to Santa has been a holiday custom for over 100 years." Those who wanted to participate could choose one of the...
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Santa Claus - News - Times Topics - The New York Times

Santa Claus - News - Times Topics - The New York Times | Operation Santa Claus | Scoop.it
News about Santa Claus. Commentary and archival information about Santa Claus from The New York Times.
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A Cincinnati newspaper announced in 1844 that "the sterling old Dutchman, Santa Claus, has just arrived from the renowned regions of the Manhattoes," or Manhattan, "with his usual budget of knickknacks for the Christmas times."

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Operation Santa aims to make Christmas wishes come true

Operation Santa aims to make Christmas wishes come true | Operation Santa Claus | Scoop.it
Chicago's main post office says it's already received more than three thousand letters for its popular "Operation Santa" program. And it's looking for generous people to help needy families.
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Chicago Main Post Office

433 W Harrison St Chicago IL 60699

Days of Operation

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Elf-in-Charge

Robin Anderson (312) 983.8149

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2013 Operation Santa Participating Post Offices - Los Angeles | Operation Santa Claus - Santa's Blog

2013 Operation Santa Participating Post Offices - Los Angeles | Operation Santa Claus - Santa's Blog | Operation Santa Claus | Scoop.it
Information for Operation Santa 2013 - Los Angeles CA
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2013 Operation Santa Participating Post Offices - Washington DC | Operation Santa Claus - Santa's Blog

2013 Operation Santa Participating Post Offices - Washington DC | Operation Santa Claus - Santa's Blog | Operation Santa Claus | Scoop.it
2013 Operation Santa Participating Post Offices - Washington DC. Address, hours of operation, telephone number.
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2013 Operation Santa Participating Post Offices – Sacramento, CA | Operation Santa Claus - Santa's Blog

2013 Operation Santa Participating Post Offices – Sacramento, CA | Operation Santa Claus - Santa's Blog | Operation Santa Claus | Scoop.it
Royal Oaks PO, 2000 Royal Oaks Drive, Sacramento, CA 92799. 916-263-7161
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NYC post office gets slammed with ‘Dear Santa’ letters — How to help

NYC post office gets slammed with ‘Dear Santa’ letters — How to help | Operation Santa Claus | Scoop.it
At some point in our lives, we’ve all done it -- written a letter to Santa Clause.

It’s during this time of year when the James Farley Post Office in Midtown gets slammed with hundreds of thousands of letters as part of the U.S.
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Dear Santa: Kids' holiday wish lists can be hilarious or heartbreaking - TODAY.com

Dear Santa: Kids' holiday wish lists can be hilarious or heartbreaking - TODAY.com | Operation Santa Claus | Scoop.it
For many families, it’s an annual tradition: kids writing letters to Santa or coming up with a holiday wish list. Sometimes the requests...
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Four More Days Left to Have “Letters from Santa” Delivered to Children | LongIsland.com

Four More Days Left to Have “Letters from Santa” Delivered to Children | LongIsland.com | Operation Santa Claus | Scoop.it
The USPS is helping kids all over the country get a letter from Santa Claus.
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Every year millions of children around the country write letters and wish-lists to send up to the North Pole, hoping to find their most wanted toys and goodies under the Christmas tree on December 25th. The generations-old tradition still delights kids and parents alike, but with the help of the USPS children can now get a letter back from old Saint Nick.

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Letters to Santa program at SF post office aims to bring joy to kids

Letters to Santa program at SF post office aims to bring joy to kids | Operation Santa Claus | Scoop.it
In the 101 years since the U.S. Postal Service created the Letters to Santa program, what has changed most isn’t the concept behind it, but what children are writing on their wish lists.
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Radio Free Montone: Help Make A Child’s Christmas Merry - CBS New York

Radio Free Montone: Help Make A Child’s Christmas Merry - CBS New York | Operation Santa Claus | Scoop.it
The red Schwinn’s fenders were so shiny they reflected the lights on our Christmas tree. I was 9 years old, and that bicycle represented freedom to me.
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Heslam: Post office hopes to find a few elves to aid Santa | Boston Herald

Heslam: Post office hopes to find a few elves to aid Santa | Boston Herald | Operation Santa Claus | Scoop.it
­At Boston’s Fort Point Post Office, there are the brightly colored, traditional letters to Santa up on the wall — the cute ones, f
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The post office at 25 Dorchester Ave. hopes to answer each letter. Dec. 18 is the last day to pick up a Dear Santa letter.

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TOUCHING PLEAS TO SANTA CLAUS; A Peep at the Letters of the Full Believers in the Down-the-Chimney Tale. MANY WILL BE ANSWERED City Federation of Women's Clubs Takes a Batch of 1,200 and Will Fill ...

TOUCHING PLEAS TO SANTA CLAUS; A Peep at the Letters of the Full Believers in the Down-the-Chimney Tale. MANY WILL BE ANSWERED City Federation of Women's Clubs Takes a Batch of 1,200 and Will Fill ... | Operation Santa Claus | Scoop.it
Mrs. Clarence Burns, the Santa Claus of the City Federation of Women's Clubs, is busy opening and classifying the 1,200 letters sent her from the Post Office yesterday.
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Operation Santa Claus Kicks Off At Postal Service's Main Branch

Operation Santa Claus Kicks Off At Postal Service's Main Branch | Operation Santa Claus | Scoop.it
None other than St. Nick himself dropped by the Postal Service's main branch Tuesday to kick off the annual Operation Santa Claus.
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New York City 

James A. Farley Post Office 421 8th Ave New York, NY 10199

Days of Operation

Dec 4 to Dec 24th  Letter Adoptions & Drop Off Monday – Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Thursdays 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Elf-in-Charge

Pete Fontana (212) 330-3000

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Our History | St. Peter’s Chelsea

Our History | St. Peter’s Chelsea | Operation Santa Claus | Scoop.it
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On February 4, 1832, a new chapel – the present rectory – was consecrated on land leased, later deeded, from Clement Clarke Moore, a respected teacher, Biblical scholar, and linguist, best remembered for creating the classic Christmas poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (you may know it as “Twas the Night Before Christmas…”!).

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2013 Operation Santa Participating Post Offices - Santa Ana, CA | Operation Santa Claus - Santa's Blog

2013 Operation Santa Participating Post Offices - Santa Ana, CA | Operation Santa Claus - Santa's Blog | Operation Santa Claus | Scoop.it
2013 Operation Santa Participating Post Offices - Santa Ana, CA. Answer "Dear Santa" letters from needy children this Christmas.
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2013 Operation Santa Participating Post Offices - New York | Operation Santa Claus - Santa's Blog

2013 Operation Santa Participating Post Offices - New York | Operation Santa Claus - Santa's Blog | Operation Santa Claus | Scoop.it
James A. Farley Post Office 421 8th Ave New York, NY 10199
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