Letters To Santa

Letters to Santa Couple

‘Letters to Santa’ Couple Reaches More Families This Year

The effort to deliver holiday cheer and gifts was made even better with the help of CBS 2 Viewers. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

12/23/2013

Gifts

Charity, Suburban School Play Santa For Chicago Students

More than 1,600 students at Hanson Park Elementary School are getting Christmas gifts from lists they sent along with letters to Santa.

12/19/2013

Employees at MicroTek in Downers Grove read letters to Santa, written by needy children and parents. The employees will buy gifts for those who wrote the letters, then wrap and ship them during their Christmas party this year. (Credit: CBS)

Company Spends Holiday Party Fulfilling Wishes Of Needy Families

It’s that time of year when many companies host holiday parties. Some people might be headed to one right now, but in Downers Grove, one company is foregoing a party and doing something more in the spirit of giving.

12/06/2013

Letters To Santa from needy Chicagoans at Chicago's main post office, 433 W. Harrison. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Letters To Santa Available At Chicago’s Main Post Office

3,000 have already picked up “Letters to Santa” at the main post office and one group so liked the idea that it’s become an annual project with a $25,000 budget. WBBM’s John Cody has more.

12/04/2013

Santa Letter

Downers Grove Company Participating In Letters To Santa Program

(CBS) — Employees at MicroTek are scaling back their annual holiday party this year and instead are participating in the “Letters to Santa” program sponsored by the post office. CEO Don Slivnesky says each employee […]

12/02/2013

One of the thousands of letters sent to Santa Claus every day during the holiday season. The Post Office opens and sorts through those letters to find children and families in need, and offers those letters to volunteers to buy gifts. (Credit: CBS)

Time Running Out For Post Office’s Letters To Santa Program

Time is growing short for people who want to play Santa under a program run by the U.S. Postal Service.

WBBM Newsradio–12/13/2012

One of the thousands of letters sent to Santa Claus every day during the holiday season. The Post Office opens and sorts through those letters to find children and families in need, and offers those letters to volunteers to buy gifts. (Credit: CBS)

Letters To Santa Program Kicks Off At Main Post Office

Now that the holiday season is in full swing, so is one holiday tradition that brings cheer to families in need: the U.S. Post Office’s annual “Operation Letters To Santa” program.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2012

Santa Letter

Letters To Santa Piling Up At Post Office

Letters to Santa are piling up at Chicago’s Main Post Office, waiting for an attentive helper to answer them.

WBBM Newsradio–12/18/2011

Letters To Santa from needy Chicagoans at Chicago's main post office, 433 W. Harrison. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Post Office Seeks More Help Answering Letters To Santa

The Chicago post office says 8,000 letters to Santa are in the lobby of the main postal facility on Harrison Street, waiting to be answered in time for Christmas.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2011

Latrice Christian

Girl Writes To Santa, Asks For Coat For Her Mother

A little girl wrote a letter to Santa, and asked for a coat for her mother. The response has been nothing short of amazing. Newsradio 780’s Mike Krauser reports.

WBBM Newsradio–12/16/2010

Letter To Santa. (Credit: Steve Miller/Newsradio 780)

Despite Poor Economy, Fewer Letters To Santa This Year

The post office calls it “mind-boggling”: Even in a less-than-robust economy, letters to Santa from needy families are down significantly this year.

12/13/2010

Direct Effect Charity letters to Santa. (Credit: Direct Effect Charities)

Charity Gives Schoolkids Early Christmas

More than 800 hundred students at Richard J. Daley Academy on the city’s South Side received a visit from Santa today who handed out gifts that were requested.

12/08/2010

Letter To Santa

Post Office Begins ‘Letters To Santa’ Program

It’s a good time to get in the Christmas spirit, as the U.S. Postal Service has begun its annual “Letters To Santa” campaign.

CBS 2–12/01/2010

Santa Letter

‘Letters To Santa’ Post Office Display To Begin Next Week

The main post office in Chicago will have a few thousand “Letters to Santa” displayed in the mezzanine lobby by Wednesday of next week – most of them from needy families asking for help. Newsradio 780’s Steve Miller reports.

WBBM Newsradio–11/25/2010