The Fort Saskatchewan Families First Society (FSFFS) had another successful Santa Workshop.
The workshop, held at the Alliance Church on November 25, saw more than 400 children take home presents for their family.
“Its a safe place for kids to go and select small items and start learning about that gift of giving and that excitement that happens in there. There’s a lot they learn from choosing a gift and keeping the secret and that the gifts don’t have to be extravagant, they’re simple,” said Kim Heatherington, program manager at FSFFS.
One thing Heatherington mentioned is that most adults do not realize how much thought the children put into picking out a gift.
Roughly 30 volunteers helped out and due to the large turnout, they ran out of gifts that were donated to the society.
“We’re just always overwhelmed by that support that is put forth to Families First, so we can be that point in the village where people are able to get support.”
Families First started the Santa’s Workshop initiative more than ten years ago.