Ever dreamed of becoming one of Santa’s helpers? Now’s your chance.
The United States Postal Service needs help fulfilling wishes from those who sent letters addressed to Santa and the North Pole this holiday season.
“The letters they touch your heart. They really do. I wish I had all the money to buy every child, to take every letter,” said one woman who adopted a letter to help a child in need.
The letters includes wish lists from parents and children. Those who adopt a letter can shop for gifts and bring the items and letter back to the post office, which will deliver them to the writer’s home.
“It feels like one of the most Christmas things you can do. Get to come here and play Santa,” said David August, who adopted a letter Monday. “You get to make Santa real for some families you’ve never met.”
Chicago’s Operation Santa program is one of the largest in the country.
Letters will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays at the Cardiss Collins Facility, located at 433 W. Harrison St. The program will be in place through Dec. 21.