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Be An Elf’s list of 2017 USPS Operation Santa ® Branches

Below is Be An Elf’s 2017 list of Operation Santa postal branches. Because of demand, some branches (Los Angeles) offer the Santa letters only two days per week, for just two hours at a time, while other branches offer much longer hours (Boston, Chicago, and New York City). So before going to a branch, note the dates and hours of operation below of the branch nearest to you.

Be sure to check out Be An Elf’s tips, like giving a holiday Elf party, sharing the cost with friends, and wrapping gifts together. Another idea: some of our volunteers prefer to answer multiple letters and simply send families Target or Wal Mart gift cards, and leave the shopping to the Moms. Be An Elf does this, and it enables us to answer many more Santa letters than previously. See our How To Be An Elf page for more great ideas.

If your city is not listed below, see our other ways to volunteer at Christmas.

Ho, ho, ho, and thanks for Being An Elf!

 

CALIFORNIA

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:

At all three Southern California locations, letters may be adopted only on the days and times below.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles District Office
7001 South Central Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90052

To read and adopt letters, go to the building at the North end of the large parking lot. Bring a valid ID.
Later, when dropping off packages for mailing to children, go to the other building, at the South end, and only on the specific “drop-off” days and hours listed below.

USPS Info Hotline
(323) 586-4380

Reading / adoption of letters to Santa:
11am to 1pm ONLY, on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting December 5th, 2017
December 5. 7, 12, 14

Drop-off / mailing of gifts to children:
1pm to 4pm only
Monday, December 18th through Thursday, December 21

Santa Ana

Santa Ana District PO
3101 W. Sunflower Ave
Santa Ana CA 92799
Corner of Sunflower and Susan

USPS Info Hotline
(714) 662-6480

Reading / adoption of letters to Santa:
11am to 1pm ONLY, on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting December 5th, 2017
December 5. 7, 12, 14

Drop-off / mailing of gifts to children:
1pm to 4pm only
Monday, December 18th through Thursday, December 21


Santa Clarita

Sierra Coastal District
28201 Franklin Pkwy
Santa Clarita CA 91383
Enter Gate 2

USPS Info Hotline:
(661) 775-6731

Reading / adoption of letters to Santa:
11:30am to 4:30pm ONLY, on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting December 5th, 2017
December 5. 7, 12, 14

Drop-off / mailing of gifts to children:
Ask when adopting letters during your first visit.


NORTHERN CALIFORNIA:

San Francisco

Main San Francisco Post Office
1300 Evans Avenue
San Francisco CA 94188
Post office lobby

USPS Info
(415)550-5005

Reading / adoption of letters to Santa:
11am to 1pm ONLY, on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting November 30, 2017
December 5. 7, 12, 14, 19

Drop-off / mailing of gifts to children:
8am – 7pm, December 4 – December 21  (excluding Sundays)


Oakland

Bay Valley District Post Office
1675 Seventh Street
Oakland CA 94615
Lobby 

USPS Info: 510-874-8718
Lead Elf: Tina Staley

Kick-off Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 1pm with Berkeley Aspire School kindergarteners participating and meeting with Santa Claus.

Letter adoptions:
December 6-20, 2017
10am-3pm

 

Sacramento

Royal Oaks Post Office
2000 Royal Oaks Drive
Sacramento CA 95813
Post office lobby

USPS Info
(916)263-7161

Reading / adoption of letters to Santa:
November 28 – December 20th
10am – 6pm weekdays

Last day to adopt letters for mailing: December 20th
Last day to drop off packages: December 20th

 


FLORIDA

Orlando, FL

Orlando Main Post Office
10401 Post Office Blvd
Orlando FL 32862

Adoption of letters to Santa has concluded for the 2017 season.

 

ILLINOIS

Chicago

Chicago District Post Office
433 W Harrison St
Chicago IL 60607
Lobby, 2nd Floor Mezzanine

USPS Info
(312) 523-5840
(312) 983-8017
(312) 983-7676

Reading / adoption of letters to Santa:
7:30 am – 7 pm  Monday – Saturday
10am – 5:30pm Sundays
December 5th – 2oth
Last day to adopt: December 20th

Drop-off / mailing of gifts:
Ask when adopting letters during your first visit.

 

INDIANA

SYRACUSE

Syracuse Post Office
1010 N Indiana Avenue
Syracuse, IN 46567

USPS Info
(574)518-1944

9am – 6pm, Mondays
9am – 4pm, Tuesday – Friday

Dec 1st through December 18th

Last day to drop off gifts for mailing: December 18th

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston

Greater Boston District Post Office
25 Dorchester Ave
Boston MA 02205
Adjacent to South Station train tracks

USPS Info
(617) 654-5802

Reading / adoption of letters to Santa:
8am to 4pm, Monday thru Friday, starting November 27, 2017  through Friday, December 15th, 2017

Last day to drop off packages for mailing: December 2oth.
Ask for drop-off days and hours during your first visit.

 

NEW YORK


New York City 

James A. Farley Post Office
421 8th Ave
New York, NY 10199

Info line
(212) 330-3000

Reading / adoption of letters to Santa:
Starts Friday, December 1st, 2017, 11am – 4pm
Thereafter, Monday – Friday, 9am – 7pm through December 22nd

Last day to drop off / mail gifts: January 5th, 2018

 

OHIO

Cincinnati

Cincinnati P& DC
1623 Dalton Ave, Room 331-A
Cincinnati OH 45234
Lobby

USPS Info Hotline
(513) 684-5133

Deadline to submit a letter to Santa: December 13th

Reading / adoption of letters to Santa:
Monday, November 13th, 2017 – December 16th, 2017
Monday – Friday, 10am – 7pm

Last days to drop off / mail gifts:
Monday, December 18th, 2017, 9am – 7pm
Tuesday, December 19th, 8am – 2pm


Cleveland

Northern Ohio District Post Office
Consumer & Industry Affairs
2400 Orange Ave RM 25
Cleveland OH 44101

USPS Contact: Operation Santa Staff
(216) 443-4416

Reading / adoption of letters to Santa:
December 1 – December 15th, 2017
Monday – Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Last day to drop off a package December 19, 2017

 

OKLAHOMA


Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma City Processing and Distribution Center
4025 W Reno Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73125

Letters may be adopted by individual appointment, weekdays from 7 am to 4 pm, until December 18th.
Gifts must be wrapped for mailing and have postage and codes on Santa letters on the address label/s, and delivered to Sonya Dulan no later than December 20th.

USPS Contact: Sonya Dulan
(405) 815-2302

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia

Philadelphia Main PO
3000 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
In the lobby.

USPS Contact: Bobby Mack
(215) 895-8610
(215) 895-8631

Reading / adoption of letters to Santa:
Monday, November 27th, 2017 – December 8th, 2017
Monday – Friday, 12pm – 3pm

Ask for package drop-off days and hours during your first visit.



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