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S.L. POST OFFICE WORKERS ADOPT 437 ELEMENTARY CHILDREN

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Each of the 437 students at Edison Elementary School met Santa Claus Wednesday and received a candy cane, a pair of warm gloves, a large plastic mug and a toothbrush.

The special Christmas treat day was sponsored by Salt Lake Post Office employees who collected money to purchase the gloves and secured the toothbrushes from FHP and the mugs from Wendys.Post Office spokeswoman Jo Jeppson, Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Program coordinator, said the Salt Lake Post Office has adopted Edison School as part of the Partners in Education Program and has helped the school previously in many ways , from obtaining a large American Flag that hangs from a flag pole in front of the school to furnishing volunteers and tutors for the children.

She said this is the third year the postal employees have helped at the school, "but this is the first Christmas we've handed out gifts and it was wonderful fun," she said.

In addition to helping Edison School youths, Salt Lake Post Office employees recently donated $600 worth of items to the Travelers Aid Family Shelter and $1,000 worth of food to help the homeless and helped cook breakfast Sunday, Dec. 10, near Pioneer Park for the homeless and needy.