ADVISORY, Dec. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
United States Postal Service’s Operation Santa, the popular holiday program where thousands of volunteers work with Post Offices to respond to letters from needy children of all ages listing their holiday wishes, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to celebrate 102 years of helping make children’s holiday wishes come true.
In honor of the occasion, New York City Postmaster Elvin Mercado, New York District Manager William Schaars and USPS Area Vice President Richard Uluski will ring the Opening Bell. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus, on loan from Radio City Music Hall, will join the event.
Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Monday, December 22, 2014 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
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Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463
Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
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About United States Postal Service’s Operation Santa:
New York City’s Operation Santa program is the largest public adoption Post Office in the country, receiving nearly a half million letters a season. With that much Santa Mail, it stands to reason they need the public’s help. Every year the iconic James A. Farley Building on Eighth Avenue is visited by tens of thousands of people who come to adopt letters from needy New York families. A kick-off celebration is held, usually during the first week of December. The New York City program has changed very little since the 1940s when it was first opened to the public and continues to thrive much to the delight of both the writers and readers of Letters to Santa.
About United States Postal Service:
For more than 235 years, the Postal Service has lived by its unofficial creed: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation: 152 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. With more than 31,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government, usps.com, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $65 billion and delivers nearly 40 percent of the world's mail. If it were a private-sector company, the U.S. Postal Service would rank 42nd in the 2012 Fortune 500.
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