JCI Secret Santa Appeal

The JCI Bradford Secret Santa Appeal is an annual community project

Welcome to the JCI Secret Santa Appeal page where you will find all the information you need to get involved and help us reach our goal of providing a gift a a needy children through the Bradford District, Calderdale and Kirklees.

Every year JCI Bradford gets together with all kinds of organisations such as schools, businesses and shopping centres to collect Christmas presents via pop-up collection points or running mini appeals within some of these organisations.

This year Winder Carpet & Beds, a successful family business based at Five Lane Ends in Bradford has kindly sponsored the appeal which is just amazing and demonstrates just how worthwhile this project is to our sponsor and our community.  It is also a special year as we celebrate 30 years of running this wonderful project.

JCI Bradford leads the way with the annual Secret Santa Appeal starting originally in 1989.  The appeal provides a great opportunity for JCI members to learn and practice skills in project management and people management as well as understanding how to be active citizens.

The appeal collects thousands of presents each year. This project is one of the largest of its kind in the country and we would like to thank each and every person who has donated a present via our Secret Santa Appeal stand in the Kirkgate Shopping Centre, Bradford, Queensgate Market, Huddersfield, Eureka! the national children’s museum, Halifax and The Mill Outlet, Batley as well as the many businesses, schools and organisations that have helped to make a needy child’s Christmas that bit more special.

The appeal runs between the end of November and mid December.

You can ‘LIKE’ our Facebook page at fb.com/secretsantaappeal or follow us on twitter @secretsantajci and find up-to-date information as it is released. You can also read more about the appeal progress on our blog.

If you are interested in knowing more about what we do and how to get involved just email [email protected]