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Where do letters to Santa go?

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Letters to Santa stay in the area where they were mailed, unless the envelope lists a specific address, according to the U.S. Postal Service. Volunteers sort through and respond to the letters.

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Where do letters to Santa go?
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Letters that express an extreme need are separated for further consideration, according to the USPS. The USPS gives the letters to volunteers who participate in the letter-adoption program. All identifying information is withheld from the letter. A volunteer purchases a gift, then returns it to the local post office and pays to ship the item to the letter writer. New York City is the one exception to the Santa-letter policy. The city operates its own program to respond to the annual letters.

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