Operation Santa Charity in Greenville, SC

Operation Santa began in 2000 when John Sheppard, Principal and husband to Kathy, saw the need to help students in his school that were less fortunate. Kathy and John shopped for five children and the gifts were given to the families. In 2012, Operation Santa SC Inc. was established as a 501(c)3 non-profit. In 2012, through the generosity of friends and friends of friends and businesses, they were able to give gifts to 130 kids. The goal for 2018 is big and with the local community involved we hope to give gifts to over 1,000 kids!

The mission of Operation Santa SC Inc. is to inspire friends and friends of friends, through their financial generosity and volunteer commitment, to partner with Greenville County Title 1 Schools to provide the basic necessities to kids who otherwise would not experience the joy of gifts during the holiday season.

Feel free to donate at Century BMW for things the children need such as clothes, socks, underwear, pajamas, winter coat, shoes that fit, etc. they will also receive a toy that they have requested (football or Barbie Doll) and one educational item (puzzle, book or art supplies) - there will not be any request for big ticket items. The focus of Operation Santa is on their daily needs. Cost per child is usually around $100-125. Teams locally shop and wrap presents together for the children, while enjoying the holiday spirit and gift of giving.

If you would like to participate in Operation Santa 2018 with Century BMW and would like more information, please contact us.

We will be hosting Operation Santa from November 15, 2018 until December 3rd, 2018 where we will give kids their gifts. Feel free to come by to drop off your gifts and participate in the holiday spirit with our friends and family of Century BMW.