Surrey high school transforms into Santa’s workshop –

It#8217;s a factory that has been in operation for 15 years helping out the Surrey Christmas Bureau, an organization that distributes Christmas toys to kids in need.

When Joanne Kotsiris started volunteering nine years ago, she had no wood working experience.

All photos by Susana da Silva.

#8220;I feel like I am in Santa#8217;s Workshop and we are working together for a common goal,#8221; she says. #8220;It is a great way of getting everyone together for a special cause and giving back.#8221;

#8220;Giving us extra supplies and more volunteers, and over the years word of mouth has spread, people have come and given us a hand.#8221;

She started volunteering at the workshop when her daughter was a student, and keeps coming back.

Volunteers help with all the tasks involved, including sawing, sanding, painting and assembling.

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