Christmas time is here, and it’s expected to be a massive retail year! That’s great news for kids in the suburbs, but not every kid is as fortunate. Many kids only get a Christmas, in the traditional sense of the word, when the community steps in.
When I reflect back on my childhood, I remember the thrill of writing a letter to Santa Claus. The way my parents would help me craft my letter, and the hope that Santa would bring me what I wanted on Christmas Eve. It’s a powerful piece of childhood magic.
Now – imagine a child writing a letter to Santa, and that child not getting anything they asked for. Imagine that child upon returning to school and seeing that their classmates all have…iPhones. You see where this is going right?
How can I help?
I am so glad you asked. How about Operation Santa?
KCRA writes, “With the help of the U.S. Postal Service, you can help make sure those kids wake up to presents on Christmas morning.
Starting Monday, letters to Santa from low-income kids in America are available for adoption online. The postal service’s Operation Santa continues its annual tradition by making it possible for people across the nation to adopt these letters and send responses and thoughtful gifts in Santa’s place.”
If you’d like to help, click here. Act fast, you need to mail your gift by December 20!