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Postal Pointers: Letter carriers to collect toys left at mailboxes

November 14, 2012
By DEBRA MITCHELL , Lehigh Acres Citizen

In support of the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation, U.S. Postal Service letter carriers will collect toys left at mailboxes as they deliver mail on Saturday, Dec. 1.

The new, unwrapped toys will help brighten the holidays for less fortunate children.

Customers in the Suncoast District may participate, including zip codes that begin with one of the following three digits: 321, 327, 328, 329, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 341, 342, 346 and 347.

Toys will also be collected in bins at the post offices.

A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation - 151 million residences, businesses and post office boxes.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

With 32,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited wWeb site in the federal government,, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $65 billion and delivers nearly 40 percent of the world's mail.

In 2011, the U.S. Postal Service was ranked number one in overall service performance, out of the top 20 wealthiest nations in the world, by Oxford Strategic Consulting.

Black Enterprise and Hispanic Business magazines ranked the Postal Service as a leader in workforce diversity.

The Postal Service has been named the Most Trusted Government Agency for six years and the sixth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute.

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Debra Mitchell is a spokeswoman for U.S. Postal Service.



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