June 9th, 2014

The Birth of Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse

The legacy of Walt Disney is now a $20 billion media giant. It includes film studios, TV networks, publishing houses, famous theme parks and hundreds of retail stores. Disney was the last of five children born in 1901 to parents who lived in Chicago. Disney became enamored with drawing and started a company with his brother Roy to try and build an animation business. Disney was barely making it financially.

On a long train ride back from a disastrous business setback in which he lost the rights to a character he had created, the idea came to Disney to create another character based on a mouse that scampered across his drawing board. This idea blossomed into the character of Mickey Mouse.

Later, when Disney spent an unprecedented $1.5 million to produce the masterpiece Snow White, critics and naysayers dubbed the project “Disney’s Folly.” However, the animated film became the most profitable ever released and set Disney on the path of creating animated classics, and he became known as the father of the animated-film genre.

December 18th, 2013

Touching Dear Santa Letters From Needy Children

Operation Santa answers "Dear Santa" letters from needy children each Christmas

 

Each year Santa gets thousands of letters from children who are not asking for the most popular toy or game of the season, even though they do want toys. Instead, they are asking for clothes, personal care items, gifts for siblings and parents. Or even their beloved pets!

We are sharing excerpts of the letters just as they are written so please overlook spelling errors.

 

Dear Santa Claus,

My dog wants to have some toys and trets and that is it.

 

Dear Santa,

Please send to my mom food or money for Christmas Dinner!

 

Dear Santa

My name is Chantal. I wold tell you that this year I’ve been good I have don all my homework and I respected my mom. At the same time I want to ask you to bring me something this year. My size in clothes is small and my size in shoes is s/2. I want a tablet and games of barbies. Thank you Santa. I believe in you.

 

Dear Santa and Mrs. Clause,

I can’t wait till Christmas! More than less to see you. Also I’m very sorry about my bad ups and downs. Please forgive me.

Love Emma

 

Dear Santa:

My name is Nathalia. I am 8 years old and I’m in third grade. I have a little brother and he is in kindergarten. We are good kids in school and at home too. We do our homework ad help mom with the housework. My dad works but my mom doesn’t and we don’t have that much money.We want you bring us presents for Christmas. I want toys for me and my brother. I promise you cookies and milk.

Love Natalia and Adrian

 

Dear Santa my my name is Edwin and I’m writting this letter to ask you for me and my brother and sister for clothes my mom is currently unable to work because she fell and may need back surgery please help me and my family have a better Christmas love Edwin.

 

Dear santa my name is Nyla am 7 years old. My mom work very hard she have me and my two sisters so she cannot by me what I want for christmas so can you please send me a doll house. Thanks Santa I love you.

 

Dear Santa Claus,

I really happy because the Christmas is here but we have problems with a money. My mother doesn’t have a job right now and my dad has only a part-time work, he is our support. However no money for gifts and I wanna one. My sizes is 5T for shoes is 9. I love you Santa and thank you for all! My best regards! Merry Christmas! Raymond

 

Dear Santa,

My name is Angel and I am 11 years old. I want an easy bake oven for Christmas. My mommy works hard & gets a little bit of money but there are 3 of us, me & my two other sisters, so my mom can’t buy what we all want. So Santa I am just asking for this one thing. Thank you and have  merry christmas and a happy new year.

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December 18th, 2013

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December 13th, 2013

The Cutest Dear Santa Letter Ever

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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December 10th, 2013

Operation Santa Participating USPS Office List 2013 – Raymore, MO

Operation Santa 2013 Raymore

 

Raymore

Raymore Main PO
329 N Madison St
Raymore MO 64083

Days of Operation

Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Saturdays 9:00 am to 12 Noon

Elf-in-Charge

Lisa Peterson
(816) 331-2736

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How to Adopt a Letter

Individual and representatives of organizations wanting to adopt a letter come to a participating Operation Santa Post Office in person. Both individual customers and organizational representatives fill out a brief form and show identification before viewing letters.

Organizations wanting to adopt a letter should send their representative with a note on company letterhead authorizing the representative to view letters. Your representative will be asked to show an employee ID and a valid state driver’s license or state-issued ID card.

Individuals who want to adopt a letter should bring a valid state driver’s license or state-issued ID card.

After completing the form, you may then read and choose a letter or letters. 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 will be visible.

After making your selection, just take the letters to a postal sales and service representative to note the postal tracking number on them. Then you’re ready for the fun part — you get to be Santa’s helper by fulfilling the wishes of the child who has written the letter.

After you’ve  finished shopping, you simply bring your wrapped gifts back to the same Operation Santa location, pay the postage and we’ll do the rest — matching your copy of the child’s letter with the original, before applying the child’s name and address and sending it on its way!

The return address on your package will, of course, read “Operation Santa, North Pole!”
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December 10th, 2013

Operation Santa Participating USPS Office List 2013 – Boston

Operation Santa 2013 Boston

 

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

Christmas lights divider bar

 

How to Adopt a Letter

Individual and representatives of organizations wanting to adopt a letter come to a participating Operation Santa Post Office in person. Both individual customers and organizational representatives fill out a brief form and show identification before viewing letters.

Organizations wanting to adopt a letter should send their representative with a note on company letterhead authorizing the representative to view letters. Your representative will be asked to show an employee ID and a valid state driver’s license or state-issued ID card.

Individuals who want to adopt a letter should bring a valid state driver’s license or state-issued ID card.

After completing the form, you may then read and choose a letter or letters. 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 will be visible.

After making your selection, just take the letters to a postal sales and service representative to note the postal tracking number on them. Then you’re ready for the fun part — you get to be Santa’s helper by fulfilling the wishes of the child who has written the letter.

After you’ve  finished shopping, you simply bring your wrapped gifts back to the same Operation Santa location, pay the postage and we’ll do the rest — matching your copy of the child’s letter with the original, before applying the child’s name and address and sending it on its way!

The return address on your package will, of course, read “Operation Santa, North Pole!”
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December 9th, 2013

Operation Santa Participating USPS Office List 2013 – New Orleans

Operation Santa 2013 New Orleans

 

New Orleans

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

Christmas lights divider bar

 

How to Adopt a Letter

Individual and representatives of organizations wanting to adopt a letter come to a participating Operation Santa Post Office in person. Both individual customers and organizational representatives fill out a brief form and show identification before viewing letters.

Organizations wanting to adopt a letter should send their representative with a note on company letterhead authorizing the representative to view letters. Your representative will be asked to show an employee ID and a valid state driver’s license or state-issued ID card.

Individuals who want to adopt a letter should bring a valid state driver’s license or state-issued ID card.

After completing the form, you may then read and choose a letter or letters. 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 will be visible.

After making your selection, just take the letters to a postal sales and service representative to note the postal tracking number on them. Then you’re ready for the fun part — you get to be Santa’s helper by fulfilling the wishes of the child who has written the letter.

After you’ve  finished shopping, you simply bring your wrapped gifts back to the same Operation Santa location, pay the postage and we’ll do the rest — matching your copy of the child’s letter with the original, before applying the child’s name and address and sending it on its way!

The return address on your package will, of course, read “Operation Santa, North Pole!”
Donate to Operation Letters To Santa - Help us answer more "Dear Santa" letters from needy children this Christmas

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