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Operation Santa

WATCH: Santa's Chief Elf Makes NYC Kids' Holiday Wishes Come True

HooplaHa | Posted 12.17.2015 | Good News

Thousands of children each year send their wishes to Santa. Where do the letters really go? Do they get answered? Did you know there is a Chief Elf at the United States Post Office who help makes children's holiday wishes come true?

New York Post Office Has 50,000 Santa Letters To Fulfill For Needy Kids, And There's Still Time To Help

Posted 12.21.2013 | Impact

There's still time to be Santa's little helper for people whose holiday might otherwise not be so merry and bright. The New York Operation Santa pr...

Operation Santa Fulfills Wishes For Sandy's Youngest Victims

Posted 12.05.2012 | Impact

As Operation Santa celebrates its 100th anniversary, the organization is also gearing up for one of its toughest seasons. Since 1912, the national...

The Good Guys

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.09.2012 | Impact

Editing a Good News section is often a lesson in the unbeatable buoyancy of the human spirit. Even in the midst of overwhelming negativity, people lik...

Pete Fontana Brings Joy To Both The Needy And The Giving

Posted 12.25.2011 | Impact

Thousands of hand-written notes addressed to the North Pole are intercepted by one very special elf each year. Make that "chief elf officer." Pete...

Arianna Talks Operation Santa On 'Morning Joe'

Huff TV | Posted 02.15.2012 | Impact
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on 'Morning Joe' Friday to talk about AOL's involvement with Operation Santa, a program that helps deliver presents to needy children...

Operation Santa: Granting Kids' Wishes One Letter At A Time

Posted 12.16.2011 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: If you were wondering where Santa's elves are, it's the Post Office...

Matt Sledge

Santa's Elf At The Postal Service Confronts His Biggest Challenge Yet, The Economy | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.09.2011 | Impact

NEW YORK -- Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Recession. Santa's got a new reindeer to wrangle, and it's sending hundr...

WATCH: Post Office Workers, Volunteers Answer Letters To Santa

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Each winter, the New York City Post Office dedicates a team of workers to opening the millions of letters that pour in for Santa. Local volunteers al...

NY's Endangered Post Office Welcomes Santa's Mail

Metro | amy zimmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The letters that pour into the James A. Farley Post Office for "Operation Santa Claus" are overwhelmingly from kids or parents facing hard times. They...