WA Police: Operation Blue Santa Is a Go

WA Police officers will play Kris Kringle to hundreds of kids in refuges this Christmas.

Operation Blue Santa will see police officers donate gifts, money and vouchers to supply children with wrapped presents on Christmas morning. Many of the children who will receive gifts have either been involved or are victims of domestic violence and could be living in refuges from anywhere from three to 12 months.

For more information about supporting Operation Blue Santa, including assisting with wrapping presents, please contact Coordinator Senior Constable Carol Pulford at the Family Violence State Coordination Unit on carol.pulford@police.wa.gov.au.

Operation Blue Santa Coordinator Senior Constable Carol Pulford said the project was first launched in 2013 to ensure all children in metropolitan refuges received presents on Christmas Day.

“It was initially developed through the Family Violence State Coordination Unit and Police Media as part of the WA Police Christmas campaign to raise awareness about increased violence in the home over the Christmas period,” she said.

“As officers deal regularly with crisis situations involving children exposed to domestic violence, they see firsthand the effect of such behaviours on children.

“The operation enables police officers and staff to give back during the festive season to children in need as a result of domestic violence.”

Sen. Const. Pulford said toys and gifts for children of all ages up to 17 are required and there are a number of ways people can donate.

“We would rather have one nice gift or toy rather than lots of stocking fillers,” she said.

Read more at WAPU.

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