Christmas gifts for care leavers
People in Dudley borough can spread some festive cheer this Christmas by donating gifts for young people leaving care.
Dudley Council has run the campaign for the last three years with more than 500 presents donated to young people.
The council hopes to build on the success of last year and provide care leavers across the borough with a hamper of Christmas gifts.
People can donate by buying products online off an online wish list. Donations can also be made for children and young people who are still in the care system and gifts can include confectionary, perfume, toiletries and clothing.
When buying gifts, people are advised to choose the gift registry address on the delivery page, this allows the items to be delivered straight to the council, ready for distribution. Alternatively, gifts can be taken to the Stourbridge Family Centre.
Councillor Ruth Buttery, cabinet member for children and young people, said:
“As a council we want to do all we can to support our looked after children and we are delighted to be leading on this fantastic campaign again.
“Run as part of our Child Friendly Dudley initiative, it gives people the chance to send a Christmas gift that will be so appreciated by young people who may not have the support networks around them that many others would take for granted.
“We were overwhelmed with the community’s generosity last year and now we’re asking people once again to please donate via our wish list, with items starting from just £1. Every item donated will help to make someone’s Christmas more special.”
The online list can be accessed online, all gifts must be received by Wednesday 13 December.