Santa’s Mailbox 2017

The State College Sunrise Rotary Club and The Corner Room helped make the Yuletide bright for area children by managing Santa’s Mailbox during the 2017 Christmas season.

Santa’s Mailbox, a repurposed U.S. Postal Service mailbox, was located outside The Corner Room from November 27 to December 21.  A second Santa’s Mailbox was placed at the Centre County United Way’s Festival of Trees at the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology, Harrison Road, Pleasant Gap from December 8-10. Children also could mail letters to Santa Claus, c/o State College Sunrise Rotary, P.O. Box 1133, State College, PA 16804.

Children deposited a letter to Santa in the mailbox received a personal letter from Santa. During the 2017 Christmas season, the State College Sunrise Rotary Elves answered over 200 letters from local children and parents.

Santa’s Rotary Elves meet 2 separate evenings to read and reply to all the wonderful letters to Santa. Head Rotary Elf, Carol Baney, handled all the last minute letters making sure all the children received their letter from Santa before Christmas.

A special Thank You to the Corner Room for providing the postage for Santa’s return letters.

The State College Sunrise Rotary Club was founded in 2006 and provides an opportunity for fellowship, networking, and philanthropy for professional men and women in State College. It meets each Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. at the Hotel State College. The State College Sunrise Rotary Club’s other philanthropy efforts include Rotary Exchange students, the prevention of polio, and the support of local non-profit agencies.

CONTACT: Carol Baney, Event Co-chair, (814) 404-9694,

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