Santa’s Workshop 33rd Annual
About this event:
This December, WesternU’s Student Government Association (SGA) will host its 33rd Annual Santa’s Workshop in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and University Student Affairs (USA). Historically, over 250 foster children and their families are invited to the WesternU campus for a traditional holiday meal, activities, entertainment and presents from Santa and Mrs. Claus. For many of the children in our program, this is their big gift for the season. Given the challenges that many families continue to face during this time, we feel it is critical that as a University, with a mission built on compassion, humanism and caring, we must continue to make this event happen. We need our incredible WesternU family’s help to make this holiday season special in the lives of our little guests.
How it’s changed since the pandemic:
Social workers will continue to deliver the personalized gifts to all children. Many families have difficulties with transportation, so this ensures that all children on the list receive the gift purchased for them.
In addition to the personalized gifts, a group of WesternU volunteers will assist an on-campus celebration complete with goodies like crafts, lunch, toys, etc. Any unclaimed items will go to the DCFS social workers for delivery to the families.
How you can be involved
This event is not a WesternU fundraising activity. Any monetary contributions or donated presents will directly benefit the children within the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) system. In the event that a child does not attend, your generous gift donation will still benefit a child in need through a local charity.
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