Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The U.S. Postal Service announced it will end Saturday mail delivery by Aug. 1. Patch wants to know: How will this affect you?
Wednesday, February 6
By Beth Lawton Calling the six-days-per-week mail delivery business model “no longer sustainable,” the U.S. Postal Service Wednesday morning announced it will eliminate Saturday delivery of mail by Aug. 1. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Wheaton Patch on Facebook. Post offices will remain open Saturdays and package deliveries will occur on Saturdays, according to the U.S. Postal Service. According to the U.S. Postal Service, the reasons are continued economic struggles and the increasing use of the Internet for communications and bill paying by consumers. The U.S. Postal Service is also the only federal agency required to pre-fund health benefits for retirees, and those costs are escalating quickly. “Our …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Thanks to a very special U.S. Postal Service program, "Santa" will reply to children who mail him their Christmas wish lists this holiday season.
Every year, millions of children sit down to make a wish list for Santa, hoping he will make all of their Christmas dreams come true. But what if Santa actually wrote back? The United States Postal Service is now accepting "Letters From Santa," a program that allows parents and caregivers to play Santa by sending a letter signed by Saint Nick to a child. According to a postal service news release, "The 'Letters From Santa' program helps parents fulfill the dreams of their own children." Instructions to send a letter from Santa: In Wheaton, letters to Santa can be dropped off at the Wheaton Post Office at either 146 Danada Square West or 122 N. Wheaton Ave. downtown Wheaton. Kids in Wheaton can also drop off letters in Santa's mailbox Dec. …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Area food pantries reap the benefits of this national effort.
Leave non-perishable food items for your mail carrier on May 12 if you want to participate in this year’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive. This national effort will support area food pantries. “It’s our biggest food drive of the year,” says Melissa Travis, senior director of services for the People’s Resource Center in Wheaton. The center helps low-income DuPage County residents in many ways, including stocking a food pantry. Last year, the PRC received more than 10,000 pounds of food collected by the Stamp Out Hunger drive, Travis told Patch. The Elmhurst/Yorkfield Food Pantry, Lisle Township Food Pantry and HCS Family Services Food Pantry in Hinsdale are some of the other recipients. For a list of food pantries in DuPage County, click here. …