Cape Coral residents and businesses can participate in Operation Santa Claus by visiting the Cape Coral Central Post Office located at 1030 S.E. 9th Ave on Wednesday, Dec. 14, from noon to 2:30 p.m. Santa himself will be on hand to thank the elves who will be helping him make dreams come true this holiday season.
What do the U.S. Postal Service and Santa Claus have in common? Neither rain nor snow nor heat nor gloom of night will keep them from delivering dreams this holiday season.
"While Santa's been making wishes come true a bit longer than the Postal Service, for more than two centuries he's relied almost exclusively on postal employees to bring him letters from boys and girls around the country and to help him deliver their presents," Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe states.
Operation Santa Claus offers individuals or organizations an opportunity to obtain access to Santa letters written by local children. After completing an application and providing photo ID, letters will be provided with any identification of the child or their address obliterated. Each applicant will be asked to fulfill as many of the child's wishes as possible. They will be required to return to the Downtown Fort Myers post office with the wrapped presents boxed and ready to mail to the child's parents. Each applicant will be required to pay postage to mail the box and the return address will be Operation Santa North Pole.
Local businesses are encouraged to participate in Operation Santa Claus. Businesses can designate a representative and choose up to ten letters.
For more information about Operation Santa Claus or to obtain the forms required to participate, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 239-573-9638.