Beckonites really get into the holidays. This year we dressed up for Halloween, decorated gingerbread houses, went ice skating, went to Disneyland… It’s been a good year. So when a teammate suggested doing some sort of giving program, we knew the team would be all over it.
A couple of phone calls to the USPS later they’d agreed to give us a stack of letters from a local school as a part of their “Dear Santa” program. It’s pretty simple and they’ve been doing it for over 100 years. Kids can go into the post office, write a letter to Santa, the postal workers weed out the ones from underprivileged kids, assign them a number (for privacy & security reasons), and then anyone can pick up a letter and fulfill a child’s holiday wishes. They help match locals who want to give back to the kids whose parents might not be able to fulfill their requests of Santa.
We were so touched that the USPS entrusted us with so many letters. Each and every one was hand written and really sweet. We put the kids requests onto our little Charlie Brown tree and our team got to shopping.
A couple weeks later, we gathered on the floor of the office to wrap gift after gift for the kids. When we showed up to deliver a car full of toys, bikes, hula-hoops, clothes and more for the school, the USPS was thrilled.
As this year wraps up, we’re sappily thankful for our thoughtful and generous coworkers who make our office culture so vibrant and supportive. And, also in awe of the USPS team members who work overtime through the busiest time of the year to put smiles on thousands of kids faces.
Happy New Year!