Kids get opportunities to meet Santa, grab gifts at workshop

SALISBURY, Md. – Hundreds of kids had their chance to meet old Saint Nick and pick up a donated gift in the annual Santa’s Workshop at the Truitt Center.

Kids have been coming to this event for eleven years, they have a chance to watch Santa ride in on a fire truck, grab some hot chocolate and grab a gift of their choosing.

It’s put on by the city’s Housing and Community Development Department, and we’re told it’s a way for underprivileged kids to enjoy the holiday season without having to make a trip to the mall.

“You see a lot of anxiety around this time. You’re trying to get gifts, you’re trying to pay bills,” said Kevin Lindsay, neighborhood relations manager for the City of Salisbury. “You’re trying to do a lot of other things to please all your family members. And this is an opportunity where you can just show up, get a gift, don’t have to worry about the stress, and maybe get a gift that your kid really wanted.”

The gifts were donated by Toys For Tots, and a monetary donation is made by Bless Our Children.

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