This year has been tough for a lot of us. With the holiday's coming up, some of us are struggling more than ever. The United States Postal Service is bringing back it's "Operation Santa" this year. You can adopt a child or family that needs a little extra help this year.

According to CNN, the event will go live on December 4th and anyone can go online and adopt a letter to help those in need. You will have to go through a short registration process and ID verification.

If you are interested in writing a letter to Santa, all envelopes must have a first-class stamp. Here's how to address your envelope,

Santa Claus

123 Elf Road

North Pole 88888

The USPS kicked off "Operation Santa" 108 years ago, can you believe it? The program was put in place to provide holiday gifts for those in need. Last year, more than 11,000 packages were sent out. A spokeswoman for USPS told CNN,

"This year, there are likely more families impacted financially and emotionally. It will be hard to celebrate the holidays without loved ones, whether because of distance or actual loss. But being able to provide even the tiniest bit of normalcy or spark of happiness to those in need would mean the world to so many people right now."

"Operation Santa" is a great way to give back while keep you and others around you safe this holiday season. If you're looking for more ways to give back during this year, here's some places to volunteer in the Lansing area.

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