Contribute to the holiday spirit this season!
The Kirkland Parks Foundation and Old St. Nick are teaming up this winter to make sure that local boys and girls have an extra magical holiday season. Kirkland is well known for its enchanting holiday celebrations and Christmastime is no exception. With a tree lighting ceremony, caroling, Christmas ships and a visit from Santa, people flock downtown to take part in the magic. The Kirkland Parks Foundation wants to contribute to the Winterfest merriment.
In true holiday spirit, local volunteers have donated their time and talent to building & decorating a large mailbox for letters to Santa. The mailbox will be installed downtown the day after Thanksgiving so children will be able to bring their letters full of Christmas hopes and wishes to send to none other but Santa Claus at the North Pole. The letters will be delivered to “Santa’s Elves,” or local volunteers, who will donate their time writing a personalized response to each and every child who participates before the box “disappears” just before Christmas.
The total cost of the project is estimated at $2,100 and includes the materials and construction of the mailbox, stationary, and the postage.
Please join us in making the holidays magical and donate today!
Frequently Asked Questions
A: The mailbox will be installed the day after Thanksgiving in the flowerbed in front of the downtown Kirkland Bank of America. The address of the bank is 101 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033.
Q: How does the process work?
A: Children can drop letters full of their holiday hopes and wishes to the mailbox anytime between installation and just before Christmas. One of Santa's helpers will retrieve the letters and take them to his elves at Merrill Gardens, where they will write a personalized response to every child. The letters will then be delivered to the post office in North Pole, Alaska, for Santa's approval (and for the postmark). The letters will then be sent directly to the child, adding an extra bit of magic to their holiday.