The U.S. Postal Service has been hard at work preparing for the holiday season since January. Rest assured, we’re holiday ready and well prepared to deliver fast and reliable service to every address in Lewisburg and across America.
USPS has made significant investments to ensure your holiday greeting cards and packages reach their intended destination on-time. We’ve added 249 new package sorting machines across the nation which will allow us to process 60 million packages per day. This new equipment is part of $40 billion in new investments made under Delivering for America, our 10-year plan to achieve financial sustainability and service excellence.
Additionally, we have the space we need to manage all packages and mail when they reach us. We’ve strategically expanded our footprint by 8.5 million square feet throughout the country to augment space shortages at existing postal facilities and we’ve deployed new technology on our workroom floors to make sure we can track and move mail and packages quickly and to get them on their way.
We 650,000 men and women of the U.S. Postal Service pride ourselves on playing an important role in delivering the holidays for the nation. We’ve had more than 100,000 part time employees convert to full time positions since January 2021. Consider joining our team! Open positions are posted at usps.com/hiring.
The Postal Service’s wonderful program USPS Operation Santa provides options for those who need to receive some extra magic this holiday season and for those in a position to give a little magic. If you need some magic, just write a letter to: Santa Claus, 123 Elf Road, North Pole, 88888. If you want to give back and anonymously help others, you can adopt a letter to Santa.
For those who want to participate in USPS Operation Santa by adopting a letter, USPS Operation Santa is now open for registration and identity verification. Go to USPSOperationSanta.com and start the process. Beginning November 28, you can go online and adopt a child or a family. Then the magic happens. Each year, thousands of families are touched by the kindness and generosity of strangers who generously fulfilled their children’s wishes. Even though Operation Santa has been around for 110 years, many of you may not realize that the USPS Operation Santa digital program is only three years old!
As a reminder, we’re ready to help you with all your holiday mailing needs. Here are the recommended mailing deadlines to help you get a head start on a worry-free holiday season.
USPS Retail Ground: Dec. 17
First-class mail (including greeting cards): Dec. 17
First-class packages (up to 15.99 ounces): Dec 17
Priority Mail: Dec. 19
Priority Mail Express: Dec. 23
Thank you for continuing to support the Postal Service. Our Lewisburg Postal Service team wishes you a wonderful holiday season.
Supervisor, customer service