The “elves” at Santa’s Workshop have been busy since the beginning of November getting the workshop at 250 Old Island Highway (former location of Finneron Hyundai Car Dealership) all ready for this Christmas shopping season. And while the elves do their ‘magic’ there’s plenty of opportunity for all Comox Valley residents to help out.
“Our ‘Bike Department’ is in need of more bikes, all children’s sizes, and there is also a need for 24” bikes,” said volunteer, Barb Metheral. “If anyone is interested in helping out, we are needing volunteers, so please give the workshop a call at 250-897-0098 or drop into the workshop to speak to someone and leave your information.”
There is a dropbox for gently used and new gifts located at the workshop location. Drop boxes are also located in Courtenay at: Bank of Montreal, Courtenay Museum, Scotia Bank, Shoppers Drug Mart, Habitat for Humanity, Dairy Queen, Fabricland, Driftwood Mall, London Drugs, Island Honda, Fountain Tire, Mosiac Vision Centre, and Comox Valley Toyota.
Comox Locations are: Comox Mall, Uptown Dental Centre, Coastal Community Credit Union, Slegg Construction & Scotia Bank.
For anyone needing to register to shop for their child, call the workshop to book an appointment. Appointments are available from Dec. 1-22. As well, Grandparents Day will be held on Dec. 16, and they are also by appointment, so call the workshop at 250-897-0098 to book.
“We welcome more used toy donations, which we can only take until Dec. 14th as it takes time to clean, repair and process them in order to have them ready for Christmas giving,” said Metheral. “So go through your used items, and bring them down to the workshop as soon as possible.”
New toys and cash donations are always greatly appreciated. They can be dropped off at the workshop location Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Santa’s Workshop website address is santasworkshopcomoxvalley.com
“We are excited to be back, and look forward to another successful year,” said Metheral. “Thank you Comox Valley residents for your wonderful support in the past, and we know we can count on your generosity once again this season. We are all thankful to live in such a great community.”