Operation Santa Dudley borough [organised by Dudley CVS]
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, we collect donations of new toys, gifts, food etc. to help make Christmas for children, young people and their families across Dudley borough. Many of the recipients would otherwise get nothing for Christmas and we 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! Thanks to our fabulous supporters last year we received 18776 donations which we shared out to local children, young people and their families.
Dudley CVS is a Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) is an independent local voluntary organisation that exists to support, promote and develop local voluntary action. Dudley CVS was established in 1974. We act as an umbrella body for the community and voluntary sector in Dudley and we are one of more than 280 CVS organisation promoting effective voluntary action throughout England.
We are a membership organisation of local independent voluntary and community groups that pursue a variety of charitable objectives for the benefit of the community in the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley.
Dudley CVS is a Registered Charity (No. 517766) and a Company Limited by Guarantee in England and Wales (No. 1998105). We are a non profit-making organisation and independent from government. Our registered office is: 7, Albion Street, Brierley Hill, Dudley, West Midlands, DY5 3EE.