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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Here's Your Chance to Tap Your Inner Santa Claus and Make a Kid's Christmas Awesome

Posted By on Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 9:29 AM

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We know you really want that iPad Air for Christmas this year, but can you stop thinking about yourself for one minute and start thinking about the children -- and not just your children?

This week, the USPS launched its Letters to Santa program, which gives you an opportunity to play Santa for underserved kids in the Bay Area. All you have to do is get up, walk, drive, bike, or bus it to the main post office in San Francisco or Oakland and select a letter written by one of the many kids participating.

Then the real fun begins.

After reading their letter to Santa, you get to actually play Santa and fulfill the child's Christmas wish in the form of a gift. You're also required to channel your inner St. Nick and write a letter back to the kid. Put on your best Santa suit, if that helps.

The national program has been going on for more than 100 years, and typically, it's basic necessities that are on these kids' Christmas list.

This Christmas, the Postal Service is hoping you will help them break their record and fulfill 2,000 Christmas wishes. So stop your Christmas list, and get on over to the post office. Now.

Here's a list of the participating post offices:

Letters to Santa Locations

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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