James A. Farley Post Office

Terry Jackson is one of three U.S. postal workers accused of scamming the Operation Santa program. (Credit: CBS2)

Postal Workers Accused Of Rigging Operation Santa To Get Gifts For Poor Kids

Three local postal workers have been charged with writing phony letters for Operation Santa for their own advantage, and stealing gifts for underprivileged children.

06/17/2015

USPS Chief Elf Pete Fontana at Farley post office where Operation Santa begins on Dec 4.  (credit: John Montone/1010 WINS)

NYC Post Office Begins Receiving Letters To Santa

The program, which has operated for more than 100 years, enables members of the public and charities to respond to letters from children that are addressed to Santa Claus in the North Pole.

12/03/2013

Operation Santa At Farley Post Office (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

‘Operation Santa’ Seeing Influx Of Heart-Wrenching Letters From Sandy Victims

The volunteers said there are the typical Christmas requests for items like iPods and Playstations and ponies, but the letters this year are a bit more heart-wrenching than usual.

12/06/2012

Postal employees working on 'Operation Santa.' (credit: United States Postal Service)

‘Operation Santa’ 2012 Kicks Off In Manhattan

“Dear Santa” letters arrive by the thousands, and each year kind-hearted people bring Operation Santa Claus to life by answering “Dear Santa” letters from needy children who would otherwise have no Christmas at all.

12/03/2012