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USPS Operation Santa to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell




United States Postal Service’s Operation Santa, the popular holiday letter-writing program where thousands of volunteers partner with Post Offices to respond to children who wrote letters to Santa, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to celebrate its 105th anniversary. Since the program was established in 1912, postal employees, volunteers and organizations have remained committed to making children’s Christmas wishes come true.

In honor of the occasion, US Postal Service, Area Vice President, Edward F. Phelan Jr., will ring the Closing Bell.


Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio


Thursday, December 28, 2017 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

USPS Operation Santa Contact:

Darleen Reid

(212) 203-9244

Nasdaq MarketSite Media Contact:

Emily Pan

(646) 441-5120

Feed Information:

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Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West

18 mhz Lower

DL 3811 Vertical

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About USPS Operation Santa:

New York City’s Operation Santa program is the largest public adoption Post Office in the country. Every year the iconic James A. Farley Building on Eighth Avenue is visited by people who adopt letters from needy New York families. This year marked the first changes in the program in nearly a decade as letters to Santa were available for adoption through a New York-centric microsite – and also provided letters from families who endured the ravages of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean. Thousands of generous New Yorkers celebrated the giving spirit of this season through Operation Santa.

Coordinators and volunteers with that program share the NASDAQ stage with postal heroes from the greater New York Metropolitan Area and New England. The carriers and clerks here today also represent the spirit of the season: they delivered first-class community service and life-saving efforts provided in the line of duty, excellence in customer service and sales, and even the positivity that stamps a 50 year postal career. On behalf of our postal employees from coast to coast, the Postal Service welcomes this opportunity to ring out 2017 with NASDAQ and wishes the nation a bright, hopeful 2018!

About Nasdaq:

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