December 7th, 2014

USPS Operation Santa Post Office Locations 2014

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We wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Operation Santa Claus

California

Los Angeles District
7001 S. Central Ave
Los Angeles CA 90051

Days of Operation:

Dec. 4, 9 ,11, 16, 18
Tuesday & Thursdays Only
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Elf-in-Charge:

Cleofe Erguiza
(323) 586-4380

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Oakland

Oakland Main Post Office
1675 7th Street Lobby

Days of Operation:
Dec. 3 to 19, 2014
Monday through Friday

Elf-in-Charge:

Carla Jackson
(510) 874-8737

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Sacramento

Royal Oaks PO
2000 Royal Oaks Drive
Sacramento, CA 95813

Days of Operation:

November 28th – December 19th
Monday thru Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Elf-in-Charge:

Candi Cheathon
(916) 263-7161

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Santa Ana District

3101 W. Sunflower Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92799

Days of Operation

Dec. 4, 9, 11, 16, 18
Tuesday & Thursdays Only
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Elf-in-Charge

Melissa Homsany
(661) 775-6731

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Sierra Coastal District

28201 Franklin Pwy
Santa Clarita, CA 91383

Days of Operation

Dec. 4, 9, 11, 16, 18
Tuesday & Thursdays Only
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Elf-in-Charge:

Jennifer Clark
(714) 662-6227

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San Francisco

San Francisco P& DC (Customer Lobby)
1300 Evans Ave
San Francisco CA 94188

Days of Operation

Dec. 2, 9, 6
View & Select Letter – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Dec. 5, 12, 19
Return Card or Package – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Elf-in-Charge:

Kim Wu
(415) 550-5005

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Washington DC

Curseen and Morris, P&DC
900 Brentwood Road NE
Washington DC 20066

Days of Operation

December 2nd is start date. December 22nd is the last day to return packages.
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Elf-in-Charge

Corey Adams
202-636-2244
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Florida

Orlando, Florida

10401 Post Office Blvd
Orlando, FL 32862

Days of Operation

Dec. 2nd – Dec. 17th
Tuesday – Friday
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Elf-in-Charge

Deborah Vick
407-826-3450
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Gainesville PO

4600 SW 34 Street
Gainesville, FL 32608

Days of Operation

Dec. 1st – Dec. 23rd
Monday – Friday
8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Elf-in-Charge

Teressa Hill
312-983-7676

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Illinois

Chicago Main Post Office

433 W Harrison St
Chicago IL 60699

Days of Operation

December 2nd – 19th
Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Elf-in-Charge

Robin Anderson
(312) 983-7676

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Louisiana

New Orleans Main Post Office

701 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113

Days of Operation

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Last day to adopt a letter: December 17th

Elf-in-Charge

Sharon Varnado
(504) 589-1416

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Massachusetts

Boston P& DC

25 Dorchester Ave
Boston MA 02205

Days of Operation

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Elf-in-Charge

Fran Griffith
(617) 654-5802

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Missouri

Kansas City

Mid-America District Office
300 W Pershing Rd Ste 251
Kansas City MO 64108

Days of Operation

Monday – Friday 7am to 4pm

Elf-in-Charge

Chris Breshears
(816) 374-9124

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New Jersey

Newark

Newark Main PO
2 Federal Square, Room 211
Newark, NJ, 07102

Days of Operation

December 3rd – December 19th
Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Elf-in-Charge

Cynthia Conklin
(973-693-5231

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New York

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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Ohio

Cincinnati

Cincinnati P&DC
1623 Dalton Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45235

Days of Operation

November 3rd – December 5th for letter adoptions
December 19 & 20 to return card or package (8am – 7pm)
Monday – Friday 12 noon to 7:00 pm

Elf-in-Charge

Tanya Lawson
(513) 684-5133

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Cleveland

Northern Ohio District Consumer &Industry Affairs 2
400 Orange Ave RM 23
Cleveland OH 44101

Days of Operation

TBA
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Elf-in-Charge

La Vanda Fondren-Copeland
(216) 443-4416

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Illinois

Chicago Main Post Office

433 W Harrison St
Chicago IL 60699

Days of Operation

Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Elf-in-Charge

Robin Anderson
(312) 983-7676

Christmas lights divider bar

 

 

 

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

Philadelphia Main PO
3000 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Days of Operation

November 24- December 12
Monday – Friday 12 noon – 3:00 pm

Elf-in-Charge

Devra A. Jamison
(215) 895-8631
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Texas

Houston District

4600 Aldine Bender Road
North Houston, TX 77315

Days of Operation

December 1st – December 19th
Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Elf-in-Charge

Dionne Montague
(713) 226-3827 or 713-412-2954

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Wisconsin

Madison PO

3902 Milwaukee Street
Madison, WI 53714

Days of Operation:

TBA
Monday – Friday
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Elf-in-Charge:

Bob Sheehan
(608) 246-1329
To contact Operation Santa at the James A. Farley Post Office in New York please call 212-330-3000.

The Operation Santa Claus rules are as follows:

  • All “Dear Santa” letters are to be picked up at a post office in person. “Dear Santa” letters will no longer be sent out by mail and telephone requests are no longer accepted.
  • Companies and organizations can pick up letters by appointment only with your local post office if that facility has “Dear Santa” letters available. You will need to present a letter of introduction on company letterhead and a valid ID.
  • Individuals wishing to answer “Dear Santa” letters are not required to make an appointment. Please contact your local postmaster to see if Operation Santa Claus is available in your area at this time.
  • All “Dear Santa” helpers must agree with the USPS Privacy Act Statement listed on the PS Form 6012-1 (Operation Santa Letter Adoption Individual) and PS Form 6012 (Operation Santa Letter Adoption Third Party).
  • All “Dear Santa” helpers are required to show one piece of acceptable identification.

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December 2nd, 2014

2014 ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas Schedule!

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Click here to visit Santa’s Official Blog

Donate to Operation Letters To Santa - Help us answer more "Dear Santa" letters from needy children this Christmas

November 20th, 2014

Glazed Pecans Recipe

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1/2 up half-and-half
1/4 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups pecan halves

Combine all ingredients except pecans in a medium saucepan. Place over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Cook until candy thermometer reads 220 degrees. Remove from heat, add pecans and still until well coated. Spread on wax paper, separate with fork and cool.

Click here to visit Santa’s Official Blog

Donate to Operation Letters To Santa - Help us answer more "Dear Santa" letters from needy children this Christmas

November 19th, 2014

Mail a Letter to Santa Claus

Have your child mail their own letter to Santa

Did you know that Santa Claus has an official North Pole mailing address? Every year children write a letter to Santa and not knowing where exactly to send it, ask their parents to mail it to the North Pole for them. Why not create even more magical memories and have your child stamp and address their very own letter and mail it to him directly? This way they will know that their parents didn’t forget to send it out, and you will not have to keep hearing the question “did you send it?” Children enjoy sending mail as much as they enjoy receiving it, and having a physical address to mail their letter for Santa will further guarantee in their continued belief in Santa Claus.

So make sure that you take the time with your children, go over their Christmas wish list to ensure that their grammar is correct (and so you know what they are wishing for) and have your child send their letter to Santa by themselves. Not only will they be completely thrilled with the idea of being able to mail their own package but they will also be assured that you didn’t mess things up. Please take note of the mailing address now because you are going to need it before you know it.

Santa’s Address
Santa Claus
325 S. Santa Claus Lane
North Pole, Alaska 99705
 
[Courtesy of  https://www.packagefromsanta.com/]
November 17th, 2014

How to Adopt a “Dear Santa” Letter

Individual customers and representatives of organizations wanting to adopt a letter must come to a participating Operation Santa Post Office in person. Both individual customers and organizational representatives must fill out the proper PS Forms 6012 (organization), 6012-A (organization record of letter), or 6012-I (individual) and show identification before viewing any letters.

  • For organizations wanting to adopt a letter, please send a representative with correspondence on letterhead from your company/organization authorizing the representative to view the letters on behalf of your company/organization. Your representative must present his or her employee ID and a valid state driver’s license or state-issued ID card.
  • For individuals wanting to adopt a letter, please bring a valid state driver’s license or state-issued ID card.

After completing the forms, you may then read and choose a letter(s). To protect the anonymity of the letter writers, all personal information will be blacked out in the letters you view — no last names, addresses or contact information of any kind will be visible.

Operation Santa answers "Dear Santa" letters from needy children each ChristmasBring your selections to a postal clerk so the clerk can notate which letter(s) you will adopt.

Here is the fun part — you get to be Santa’s helper by fulfilling the wishes of the letter writer.

Once you have fulfilled the wish, you simply bring your wrapped gift(s) back to the same Operation Santa location to mail.

Individuals and organizations will be responsible for paying the postage to mail the gifts to the recipient.

Once you pay the postage, the postal clerks will match your box with the letter writer by using an internal numbering system.

The clerk takes the box and retrieves the original letter using the numbering system to create a mailing label.

The return address on the box will read “Operation Santa, North Pole.”

November 17th, 2014

Letters To Santa Process

  1. Letters to Santa are mailed by children across the country.
  2. Letters are placed in Letters to Santa/Operation Santa bin during mail processing.
  3. Postal employees open and sort the letters.
  4. The letters are copied and both the original letter and a copy of the letter receive the same number.
  5. After copying, the original letter is filed in numerical order and secured.
  6. On the copy of the letter, all of the child’s personal information is removed by redacting it or blacking it out, then the letter is placed in a public “adoption” area.
  7. Customer comes into the Post Office to adopt a letter to Santa.
  8. The customer presents proper ID to the postal clerk and fills out the appropriate forms PS Forms (6012, 6012-A, 6012-I).
  9. Customer may then read and choose a letter(s), up to ten letters.
  10. The “Secret Santa” leaves with the redacted copy of the letter to fulfill the writer’s request.
  11. The customer returns to the same Post Office with a wrapped gift, preferably boxed and ready to be mailed to the child.
  12. The customer gives the postal clerk the box containing the wrapped gift(s) and the adopted letter.
  13. The postal clerk takes the box and retrieves the original letter (using numbering system) to create a mailing label.
  14. The customer pays the postage to mail the box to the never sees the address for the child.
  15. After the customer departs, the box is addressed by postal employee who will put the address on the box and place it in the mailstream for dispatch.

Click here to view Santa letter example.

October 31st, 2014

A Safe Halloween is a Happy Halloween

As we all shut down for the evening and get on the roads to head home to our families and little trick-or-treaters, please be sure to be especially cautious this Halloween night.

Here are some Halloween safety tips:

Drive slowly and use… caution when passing stopped vehicles, a driver might be dropping off kids.

Watch for children darting out into the street. Always use your turn signals, and if you have to pull over or drop off kids, turn on your hazard lights.

Limit your distractions while driving by waiting to call, text or search the road until you’ve made it home. Texting and driving is illegal.

Wait until you get to your destination to put on a mask or other headgear. This can limit your vision while driving, preventing you from seeing the entire roadway.

And for adults, if you plan on drinking make sure to have a designated driver and know who that person is before driving to a party.

Have a Happy Halloween!

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