Santa’s Workshop


Santa’s Workshop

In December, Mutual Ground transforms into Santa’s Workshop, where residents and clients, and their immediate families, can shop at no charge for holiday gifts for their loved ones.  Once they make their selections, they can have their gifts wrapped, make cards and do crafts. Santa arrives on Saturday morning to have cookies and hot chocolate with the children.

Last year, we served almost 200 Mutual Ground clients with 1,064 Christmas gifts. You can be part of this amazing event by volunteering or donating items for the workshop.

Donate Items

We kindly ask all items donated for the workshop be NEW and UNWRAPPEDFor more information and our Holiday Wish List, Mutual Ground Santa’s Workshop Flyer.


We are in need of 75 volunteer elves to help children and parents shop for gifts! Spanish-speaking elves are a plus! 

Volunteer Times & Dates

  • Thursday, December 13 – 1:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Friday, December 14 – 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
  • Saturday, December 15 – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Hours are subject to change.)

Santa’s Workshop will be held at Mutual Ground at 418 Oak Avenue Aurora, IL 60506.

For more information, contact Julie Ford, Volunteer Program Administrator, at or 630.897.0084 ext. 104.