NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Would you like to help make someone’s dreams come true this Christmas?

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The U.S. Postal Service‘s 102nd annual “Operation Santa Adopt-a-Letter” program is in full swing.

During the long-held Christmas tradition, thousands of volunteers respond to letters from children listing their holiday wishes.

When Operation Santa kicked off on Dec. 2, postal service spokesperson Darleen Reid said 300,000 people signed up to help, but they were looking for more volunteers.

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“The need is so great,” Reid told 1010 WINS. “If anyone has it in their heart to help Santa out this year we could sure some more secret Santas.”

“Operation Santa has made dreams come true for those in need for 102 years,” said William Schnaars, Postal Service district manager of New York. “This is a time to celebrate how Postal Service employees, charitable organizations, businesses and others have made a difference in the lives of children coast to coast.”

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