Imagine waking up on Christmas morning and finding nothing under the Christmas tree – that’s if there is a tree! Operation Santa is a local campaign which is run by Dudley CVS a local registered charity and has been operating for over 40 years. The idea is simple, they collect donations of toys, gifts and money, to provide some cheer at Christmas for local children and young people who would otherwise get nothing for Christmas, not even a hot meal. We want to make Christmas for children, young people and their families across Dudley borough.
They channel the donations to local voluntary, community and faith groups who support children and families in crisis. Whatever is collected only goes to children, young people and their families who live within Dudley borough, it does not go out of the area or overseas. At the last count over 15,000 in the borough have been classified as disadvantaged and live below the poverty line, so every year is a challenge!
Operation Santa will only be accepting NEW items this year, please.