Dear Santa 2017____________________________________________________________
Every year, thousands of children and adults write letters to Santa during the holiday season. Many of these letters are requests for food, clothing and gifts from the very neediest families in our community. The Sacramento District Post Office collects these letters and makes them available to the public, church groups and other organizations to help these needy families during the holidays. The Sacramento PCC has participated in the program since 1992.
The Sacramento PCC selects 3 to 5 families to sponsor. After contacting families for detailed information, we provide the "wish" lists to the PCC members. Members can donate gifts specifically for a family or child, or donate money that the PCC uses for purchasing needed items. We provide basic clothing, toys for children, blankets, shoes, and food to these families. Gifts are wrapped and food purchased. Santa and his "elves" deliver the gifts. Santa also has small toys and stuffed animals in his sack for any neighborhood children that might be around during the delivery.
We expect this year to again be difficult for families with all the recent tragedies. Individuals and companies donate specifically for the Santa Program. No PCC funds are used for this project. 100% of all money donated goes directly to the families, and there are no administrative fees.
Final Schedule for 2017:
All Dear Santa events will start, or be held, at: Royal Oaks Post Office | 2000 Royal Oaks Dr.
December 1, 11:30am Join Us, for Dear Santa Letter Selections Lunch provided!
December 7, 8:30am General Membership Meeting Present Santa Letters
December 7 to 18 Gathering & Collecting Donations Drop Off Your Gifts!
December 21, 5pm Santa Shopping For Gift Items Not Donated
December 22, 4:30pm Elves Wrapping & Grocery Shopping
December 23, 9:30am Santa Delivers! Santa & Elves Caravan to Homes for Gift Delivery
How can you help?
We need monetary and gift donations, and we need PCC members and their families to volunteer their time to purchase, wrap, and deliver gifts. Donations can be made by check or credit card via PayPal. Please make checks payable to "Sacramento PCC - Santa" or simply use the secure PayPal Donations link below.''
Your donations benefit our community and builds team spirit. We are helping families in our community who need it most. Typically, the gifts we provide are the only gifts those families will get at Christmas. Many times the food we provide is all they have. The shopping, wrapping and delivery is a wonderful mélange of activity and emotions that exemplify what is good about the holiday season. We hope you can find the time to help. If you have questions, or would like to volunteer, please call Toni Higgins at (916) 263-7161 or cell (916) 712-7645.
December Education Session___________________________________________
Next up in December: Cyber Security
[PLUS Selected Dear Santa Letters Presented to Membership]
Royal Oaks Post Office 2000 Royal Oaks Drive Sacramento, CA
Thursday, December 7 8:30am Education Session with Breakfast on the Go!
Join us in February________________________________________________________
Thursday, February 8th
West Sacramento P&DC 3775 Industrial Blvd., Room 1080
7:30 - 8:30am Registration & Networking
Fill out and submit info using the fields below, or call the reservation line at (916)263-7153.
Leave your Name, Company Name, and how many people are attending.
8:30 - 8:30am Breakfast & Guest Speakers
Cost: FREE! But Space is Limited!
Registration deadline is 2/6/18, or until capacity.
Mailpiece Design Professional Certification____________________________
The NEW Mailpiece Design Professional Certification Program
This new training class provides you with the simplest, quickest way to master the necessary topics for successful completion of the USPS Mailpiece Design Professional Certification test.
Includes the following topics:
Classes of Mail, Processing Categories, Basic Addressing, Barcode Formats, Automation Letters, Reply Mail Address Information Products and much more!
All-Day Session: $150
Cost includes continental breakfast, lunch, all-day training session, USPS templates and the test itself. Successful completion of test results in a 2 year USPS certification as Mailpiece Design Professional.
Thursday, February 22, 2018:
Royal Oaks Post Office
2000 Royal Oaks Drive
Sacramento, CA 95813
Questions? Contact: Toni Higgins, USPS
A/Customer Relations Coordinator
Sacramento PCC, Industry Co-Chair
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