Santa gets help from post office for 'Operation Santa'

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- Santa receives thousands of letters every year. Most of them going through the United States Postal Service. Some of the letters ask for toys, games, clothes and shoes, but some ask for help for themselves or their loved ones.

Santa is a very busy guy this time of year and for more than 100 years the post office has helped Santa out by making sure no letter goes unread. Operation Santa was created to let people at home help Santa and the post office by adopting a letter and sending gifts to the letter writer.

"Well we want them to feel the joy that every other child in America will feel. You know many people for circumstances not of their own choosing may not be able to have the gifts that they would like so this way no matter what their circumstance is can have a little joy on Christmas," Bob Sheehan, manager Madison USPS said.

This year there is a website for people to easily adopt a letter, but people need to make sure they send a gift through a post office that has a "Label Broker" status. There are more than 19,000 post offices across the U.S. that qualify.

To send a letter for Santa to be a part of 'Operation Santa' address it to Santa Claus 123 Elf Road North Pole 88888

If you would like to adopt a letter and help Santa this year click here.