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Thousands of letters by the way are starting to come through post offices across the country all to the same address Santa Claus North Pole.
But in 1990 year the US postal service's operation lecture to Santa is underway snatching letters from eighty children to volunteers who want to help.
Patrick Reynolds is the founder of be an alpha organizations -- to raise awareness of the Postal Service -- -- -- so much for joining us today can you tell us a little bit more about these letters what folks are looking for.
The Postal Service has been doing this for 99 years this year they're doing it at 75 branches around the nation.
Many of them a single branch in large cities like Chicago New York Washington DC Miami Los Angeles San Francisco and -- -- And the public is invited to go down to these branches and say that they want to volunteer for of the operation Santa program.
-- BS Friday and note that a lot of branches close by 3 o'clock in the afternoon so you would probably need to go down earlier in the day during the week.
And they can then read through letters to Santa clause written by children in need.
Do your -- I'm nineteen years old I have a baby.
I don't have any money for gifts I'm working at a minimum wage job.
Please -- Santa all I need is gifts from my baby at Christmas.
Garrison -- a him.
My older brother -- shoes they have holes -- them I know I'm really find myself I don't need anything myself.
But please shadow of just since Xu who's from an older brother those are the kinds of letters that you could.
Walk out of that post office -- And by that child the gift -- from you to the child there's no charity involved it's micro philanthropy.
From a volunteer to children and to make bush -- needy child's smile on Christmas is a wonderful thing to do you know if your home alone it's sad and you know alone at the holidays are a lot of people are.
-- -- -- -- Competitive operations had a post office and get a letter from a child and make them swelling Christmas what's most therapeutic for you could do if you have a family.
Bring your children.
And get your kids involved.
It's a wonderful program.
Head be an elf is just.
A way you can find out about where these precious.
It is a wonderful program thank you for telling us about it we -- -- will be motivated to get out there to simple way to get directly involved it's been -- Dot org if they want to know more Patrick Reynolds thank you so much.
You're welcome and normally -- I'm here talking about smoking and tobacco my grandfather founded Reynolds tobacco.
But today I got my senate -- had on.
I'm going to out of the post office to get a letter from the needy child and UK and through travel didn't think Patrick thank you.
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