The United States Postal Office is still running "Operation Santa" despite significant cuts and worry over the future of the Postal Office. For 99 years, USPS has filtered through millions of letters addressed to Santa and granted the wishes of families and children in need. Usually, only about 10% of those pared-down letters get responses, said Postal Service spokesman Richard Maher. Pete Fontana, chief of Elf Operations at New York's main post office, expects a record number of Santa letters from needy children as families continue to cope with a shaky economy.
This year, they are looking for volunteers to 'adopt' letters. This includes writing back to the children, and granting the Christmas wish! If you would like to donate your time or adopt a letter, contact your local post office.