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Post Office Makes Last-Minute Plea For Help Answering Letters To Santa

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One of the Operation Santa letters. (Carl Stevens/WBZ)

One of the Operation Santa letters. (Carl Stevens/WBZ)

BOSTON (CBS) — Some of the letters are heart wrenching; a single mom who has just enough money for heat, food and shelter; the disabled Navy vet who is also the father of two, and the little girl who says she’s been good and would like something for Christmas.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

One of the letters in need of an answer. (Carl Stevens/WBZ)

One of the letters in need of an answer. (Carl Stevens/WBZ)

The letters are all part of the Postal Service’s Operation Santa.

Each year, a flood of letters comes in from moms, dads, grandparents and kids, asking for help during the holidays.

Some want items they know won’t show up under their tree this year without Santa’s help, others want things even Santa can’t bring but maybe the answered letter will bring hope.

Boston Post Master Jim Holland wants all the letters and wishes granted by those looking to give back this holiday season.

But sadly, the amount of people “adopting” the letters is down this year.

Holland says out of the 900 letters, 350 have been adopted.

If you want to help, go to the Fort Point Post Office at 25 Dorchester Avenue, pick up a letter, buy a present and postage and the post office will make sure Santa brings it to the right home.

December 18, is the last day to adopt a letter.

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