Santa’s workshop opens its doors in Enderby

Santa’s helpers in Enderby are ensuring children have a Christmas to remember.

Santa’s helpers in Enderby are ensuring children have a Christmas to remember.

Santa’s Workshop volunteers are now accepting donations at 1304 Highway 97A (the old Cliff’s Café).

“Suitable donations include new and gently used items that would be suitable for gift-giving,” said Bonnie Smith, co-ordinator.

“Such items include fishing gear, work gloves, tools, jewelry, bath items, small working appliances, radios and unique household items. Volunteers ask that people refrain from donating out-of-date electronics and large items.”

All items are cleaned, mended and made like-new before being sorted for the different shopping sprees that help raise funds for the community.

“The workshop also needs small boxes, gift bags, baskets and other unique containers that can be made into gift baskets, packing straw, cellophane, tape, tissue paper and wide ribbon,” said Smith.

“Items can be dropped off at the workshop or the donation boxes located at the Enderby Credit Union and Ashton Creek General Store.”

Volunteers are needed to wash, sort and box items, to fix donated items (carpenter, electrician, etc.), and to help run the shopping sprees.

“The goal of the volunteer-run annual event is to provide children with an opportunity to do their own shopping for the people on their Christmas lists,” said Smith.

“Everything is priced so no one leaves disappointed and all of the children’s selections are wrapped before they leave the workshop so only they know what is under the tree from them.”

Shopping sprees are held on different dates for children, seniors, and teens and adults.

The workshop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The dates of the shopping sprees and the groups to receive funds will be announced soon.

Anyone wanting information or to volunteer can contact Smith at 250-838-9700 or  bonniesmith@telus.net.

 

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