Kids’ workshop deemed a success

The seventh annual Children’s Christmas Workshop allowed kids to come and pick out presents for their parents

Greater Vernon’s generosity gave some less fortunate children the chance to share in the spirit of giving.

The seventh annual Children’s Christmas Workshop allowed kids to come and pick out presents for their parents and significant adults in their lives recently at People Place.

“We had another successful year and helped the kids in the community that needed it most,” said Sandra Bradley, of Re/Max Vernon, who put on the event along with We Care Home Health Services and the North Okanagan Optimist Club.

“The community is so supportive of this event and the donations were fantastic.”

College and high school students led the kids around the room, helping them to pick out their special gifts (priced from five cents to $1). There were even volunteers who tirelessly wrapped all the treasures.

“You could see the pride and joy on the faces of the children as they were escorted back to their parents with wrapped gifts in hand,” said Bradley.

In addition to all the volunteers who made the event possible, more than $800 was donated to children of the People Place.