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Friday, December 12, 2014

Want to Be Santa? Here's Your Chance to Be the Jolly Fellow for the USPS's "Dear Santa" Project

Posted By on Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 7:55 AM

click to enlarge The big guy needs your help. - STOKKETE/SHUTTERSTOCK

Did you ever send a Christmas letter to Santa — writing down everything you wanted, addressing the envelope to the North Pole, walking with purpose to the nearest post office box — and then act as though he was watching? If you were anything like us (and a kid of the '90s), you may have struggled to remain on your best behavior while dreaming of what he'd being you: a Super Soaker, a Skip-It, everything Nickelodeon related!

But the letters the San Francisco branches of the USPS are working on getting "Santa" to answer have less to do with the latest toys and more to do with children who are asking for the simple necessitates of food and clothing.

In a post on ABC7, the USPS notes "Not all kids ask for toys or electronics. Some ask for clothes or food. Anyone who wants to help Santa answer these letters, and send the child a present, can get them from the San Francisco Post Office."

So, if you want to play Santa this year, you can visit the main branch of the San Francisco post office (1300 Evans, customer lobby) on Tuesday, December 16 any time between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to pick up a letter that speaks to your inner Santa. Your response, and the accompanying gift, are due Friday, December 19, any time between 11 a.m.-3 p.m. If you want to answer a letter, but can't make it to the main branch of the San Francisco post office on Tuesday, check out the other Project Santa locations
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