When you head out to the stores on Black Friday, November 28, this year we hope you will remember this editorial plea to help us to help Santa this year again.
The Queens Courier once again wants to make the holidays a little brighter for some of the children in our borough. We arranged with the James A. Farley Post Office on 33rd Street and 8th Avenue in Manhattan to pick up letters children wrote to Santa as part of the “Operation Santa Claus,” Program.
All of the letters we picked at random will be published in next week’s paper, issue of November 27.
Some of the stories are cute; some are heartwarming and some show the desperation that some families face everyday just to make ends meet.
Now, The Queens Courier is asking you, our loyal readers, to open your hearts and wallets and help make these children’s dreams come true.
When you are shopping for your own families please try to think what a present-less Christmas morning would be like at your house. Select an extra toy or article of clothing appropriate for children between the ages of one and 13 and bring them unwrapped to The Queens Courier’s offices at 38-15 Bell Boulevard.
Alternatively, watch for next week’s paper, pick a letter, purchase the gift(s) requested, and bring the new, unwrapped gift to The Queens Courier’s office at 38-15 Bell Boulevard. Clearly label the gift with the letter writer’s name on the present.
All gifts collected will be delivered by The Courier staff led by our very own jolly elf, “Santa Phil” or Federal Express before Christmas morning.

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