Operation Santa Claus

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Operation Santa Claus is a yearly initiative undertaken by the United States Postal Service. It was started in 1912 when United States Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock authorized local postmasters to start responding to needy children, with the first one starting at the James Farley Post Office.[1][2]

For those seeking the Santa Claus holiday postmark through the United States Postal Service, they should send their letter from Santa or a holiday greeting card by December 10 to: Santa Claus, PO Box 202, Santa Claus, IN 47579.[3]

For those seeking the North Pole holiday postmark through the United States Postal Service, they should send their letter from Santa or a holiday greeting card by December 10 to: North Pole Holiday Postmark, Postmaster, 4141 Postmark Dr, Anchorage, AK 99530-9998.[4]

Operation Santa Clause program in Alaska[edit]

Santa and Mrs. Claus exit a C-130H Hercules aircraft at St. Mary's, Alaska, Dec. 5, 2015

Over 25 years, the Salvation Army in cooperation with the Alaska Air National Guard use C-130 Hercules to distribute every year gifts to children living in remote places in Alaska before Christmas.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Tuesday, November 15, 2011 No Comments (2012-12-12). "Operation Santa Claus At James Farley Post Office 2012 | Operation Santa Claus - Santa's Blog". Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  2. ^ "Operation Santa FAQ’s". Operationsanta.com/. 15 December 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Santa Claus, Indiana: America's Christmas Hometown
  4. ^ "United States Postal Service (USPS) North Pole Postmarks in a pdf file" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  5. ^ Operation Santa Claus program, The Salvation Army, Alaska Division

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