SACRAMENTO, CA — With a little help from the U.S. Postal Service, neither rain, nor snow, nor heat, nor gloom of night will keep Santa Claus from delivering dreams this holiday season.
The Postal Service’s Sacramento District has begun its annual Letters to Santa program, a campaign that has helped fulfill holiday wishes of children and their families for more than a century. This year’s Santa Station is located at 2000 Royal Oaks Drive, Sacramento, CA 95813.
Enjoy this holiday season by taking part in this annual tradition and make a child’s Christmas special by answering their letter to Santa. Visit our Santa Station to select a letter and return your card or package with the required postage. Please note: To protect the safety of the child, the last name and address of the child will not be provided. To send a response, you must return it to the Royal Oaks Post Office with your card or package. A Postal employee will affix the mailing address at the time of mailing. Postage is required. A state or federal issued ID is also required for participation.
Letters to Santa is an annual letter-writing program for individuals, businesses and charitable organizations to respond to children’s letters addressed to Santa Claus, the North Pole and other seasonal characters. “Operation Santa has made dreams come true for those in need for 104 years,” said Karen Garner, Sacramento Manager Customer Service Operations. “This is a time to celebrate how Postal Service employees, charitable organizations, businesses and others have made a difference in the lives of children coast to coast.”
Although USPS began receiving letters to Santa Claus more than 104 years ago, its involvement was made official in 1912 when Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock authorized postal employees and citizens to respond to the letters. Today, thousands of volunteers work with Post Offices to respond to letters from children of all ages listing their holiday wishes.
Hours of Operation:
Royal Oaks Post Office
November 28, 2016 through December 15, 2016
Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
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