Operation Santa 2020

Youth helping youth doing it tough

November 2020

Through the Target and UnitingCare Christmas Appeal each Christmas season, shoppers make a donation for UnitingCare organisations to turn into gifts. It is amazing to see UnitingCare services have the resources to help people in need at Christmas.

However, there is a shortfall of gifts for young people and while the donated funds are helpful, UnitingCare staff aren't always sure what kinds of gifts to get for teens in need. This is where Operation Santa Youth Event steps in!

We need YOU and your youth group to help us launch the Target and UnitingCare Christmas Appeal and to help get some age-appropriate gifts ready for young people accessing services this Christmas.

Please join us! 

All you need to do is:

  1. Register your group by emailing Turn on Javascript!
  2. Prepare the hearts and minds of your young people
  3. Collect gifts & fundraise for donations to buy presents for teens
  4. Bring young people to the event.

Operation Santa Youth Event is an opportunity for you to open the conversation with your group around generosity, simplicity, the gift of giving and the work of their church in action through UnitingCare community service organisations.

Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will be unable to have pizza as in past years. 

Not a young person or youth leader?

Visit the national UnitingCare Christmas Appeal website to learn more about how you can help.

Not in metro Adelaide?

There are UnitingCare community service organisations all over South Australia that would love your support. Please let us know if your group participates in Operation Santa even if you can't make it to the state-wide event. Register here.


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Bible Study and Devotional Resources


Operation Santa Forms