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Kids Can Mail Letters to Santa at Middletown Post Office

I was over at the Route 35  Middletown Post Office the other day, picking up stamps so that my wife and I could send out our Christmas cards (sorry if you didn’t make the list). While waiting for her to finish the purchase I noticed in the entry lobby, this little, red, old fashioned mail box marked North Pole(pictured above).

If I hadn’t happened to look down, I would not have seen it. It is positioned about 6 inches off the floor at a perfect hight for any child younger than 7 years old.  
I really thought that this was a terrific idea. Can you think of any better way in which to get your little ones excited for Santa’s arrival, then letting them write and mail their own letters to the “Big Guy”?
Unfortunately, I didn’t think to ask the Post Master what happened to the letters after the were placed in the mailbox. I don’t know if they are opened and read, or if  Santa’s elves will answer some of the wishes of the more needy children, it certainly would be nice if that were the case. 
I just thought that it was a nice holiday, kid friendly jesture by the people at the Middletown Post Office.

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Kids Can Mail Letters to Santa at Middletown Post Office

I was over at the Route 35  Middletown Post Office the other day, picking up stamps so that my wife and I could send out our Christmas cards (sorry if you didn’t make the list). While waiting for her to finish the purchase I noticed in the entry lobby, this little, red, old fashioned mail box marked North Pole(pictured above).

If I hadn’t happened to look down, I would not have seen it. It is positioned about 6 inches off the floor at a perfect hight for any child younger than 7 years old.  
I really thought that this was a terrific idea. Can you think of any better way in which to get your little ones excited for Santa’s arrival, then letting them write and mail their own letters to the “Big Guy”?
Unfortunately, I didn’t think to ask the Post Master what happened to the letters after the were placed in the mailbox. I don’t know if they are opened and read, or if  Santa’s elves will answer some of the wishes of the more needy children, it certainly would be nice if that were the case. 
I just thought that it was a nice holiday, kid friendly jesture by the people at the Middletown Post Office.

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Monmouth Freeholder Barbara McMorrow: Ask Thanksgiving Day Guests to Bring Donations for Food Pantries

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many of us are planning what we are going to eat for Thanksgiving Day dinner. However, there are also many Monmouth County residents who are not planning a big dinner on Thanksgiving Day. They are worrying about putting food on the table for their families each and every day.

As liaison to the Department of Human Services for Monmouth County, I know that this year, donations to the food pantries throughout Monmouth County are way down and requests for food are way up. There are many working families who can’t put gas in their cars and food on their tables.

I have a suggestion to make. If you are hosting dinner this Thanksgiving Day, when friends and families ask what they can bring, please ask them to bring a bag of nonperishable food items. The next day, please take the food that you have collected to your local food pantry or the Monmouth Ocean FoodBank.

There is so much for which I am thankful. However, I am most thankful to know that the great generosity that defines us as Americans will inspire each one of us to do whatever we can to help those around us who are in need.

Barbara J. McMorrow
Monmouth County Freeholder

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Monmouth Freeholder Barbara McMorrow: Ask Thanksgiving Day Guests to Bring Donations for Food Pantries

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many of us are planning what we are going to eat for Thanksgiving Day dinner. However, there are also many Monmouth County residents who are not planning a big dinner on Thanksgiving Day. They are worrying about putting food on the table for their families each and every day.

As liaison to the Department of Human Services for Monmouth County, I know that this year, donations to the food pantries throughout Monmouth County are way down and requests for food are way up. There are many working families who can’t put gas in their cars and food on their tables.

I have a suggestion to make. If you are hosting dinner this Thanksgiving Day, when friends and families ask what they can bring, please ask them to bring a bag of nonperishable food items. The next day, please take the food that you have collected to your local food pantry or the Monmouth Ocean FoodBank.

There is so much for which I am thankful. However, I am most thankful to know that the great generosity that defines us as Americans will inspire each one of us to do whatever we can to help those around us who are in need.

Barbara J. McMorrow
Monmouth County Freeholder

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