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We know Santa has a huge staff of elves that are helping him out, but this year, he sent an SOS out and needs a few more adults to help make the Christmas magic happen for kids.

Just a few weeks ago, the United States Postal Service let all the children in the world know that they were ready to pick up their wish lists for Santa and take them directly to the North Pole for them. This was perfect timing because so many kids were worried about Santa staying safe with COVID-19 and knew that visiting the big guy in the red suit was either not going to be able to happen or they wouldn't be able to sit on his lap like normal years.  Knowing that Santa would actually get their Christmas wish lists was a huge relief!

The USPS Operation Santa program celebrates its 108th year in 2020 by opening up for nationwide participation. Now, more than ever, the program is needed to help less fortunate kids and families during the holidays. - USPS

In 2020, Santa knows that there are many who could use a little extra help and he wants to help send his love and magic this Christmas season so everyone has a gift to open.  Parents, if that sounds like something that would help your child have a magical Christmas, check out the video below and have your child send a letter to Santa asap.  His address: Santa Claus, 123 Elf Road, North Pole, 88888. The United States Postal Worker will get it to Santa ASAP for you!

Santa's SOS - for 108 years, Santa has been synched with USPS Operation Santa to kids have a gift to open on Christmas morning.  This year, because COVID has taken a toll on so many families throughout our nation, Santa needs a little bit more help.  Actually, he needs a lot more help.  You don't have to put on a Santa suit or go through the rigorous process of getting trained to fly reindeer but you can help Santa out from your own home.  According to USPS, here's how Operation Santa works:

  • Hundreds of thousands of letters are written to the USPS Operation Santa program every year in hopes of being adopted by kind and generous people across the country. These letters are opened by Santa’s Elves and, for safety reasons, all personally identifiable information of the letter writer is removed (i.e. last names, addresses, ZIP Codes) and uploaded to USPSOperationSanta.com for adoption.
  • Beginning December 4, letters will be available for nationwide adoption by visiting USPSOperationSanta.com — all from the socially distant safety of your own home. Potential adopters can read the letters and pick one, or more, that they’d like to fulfill. For security reasons, potential adopters must be vetted by going through a short registration and ID verification process before they are allowed to adopt any letter.
  • Companies also help adopt letters. Every year many companies create teams and adopt several letters.
  • Answer the SOS and start reading the letters sent to Santa here.

What was your favorite Christmas memory?  I'd love to hear about it!  Send me a message in the Instagram world (@JessicaOnTheRadio) or on Facebook (@JessicaWilliamsOnTheRadio).

Listen to Jessica Williams weekdays from 6 am until 10 am on Y105FM's Early Morning Show with James Rabe and Jessica Williams

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