How will we keep this tradition alive?
I write with gratitude for the Turlock community for donating over 50,000 toys over the past 23 years. Thousands of under-served children attended an annual “Santa Party” put on by Turlock Postal Employees and Westside Ministries. Our local Turlock postal workers collected toys along their routes to give to children. Over the years, many children in need, as well as children who had experienced loss or trauma, were given an incredible experience.
Unfortunately we have learned that due to strict regulations, the USPS has canceled this event. Recently, a boy came to Westside Ministries and told his mother, “Mama if we still live here at Christmas, I heard Santa comes and brings presents here!”
It is our hope that somehow this boy and many others will not be disappointed. Thank you to the USPS carriers, the Turlock community.