Santa’s Workshop 2020

December 7 – December 12, 2020

Join Mutual Ground and Breaking Free for this year’s Santa’s Workshop! Each year, dedicated volunteers and generous donors come together to help struggling Mutual Ground and Breaking Free client families celebrate the holidays with gifts for their loved ones. We are again looking for community support for this event.

Santa’s Workshop 2019 served a record-number 130 families, including 175 adults and 287 children! That totaled 462 individuals who had presents to open during the holidays! We received donations from 40 community groups and organizations; organized, sorted and stocked thousands of donated items; served hot cocoa and cookies; provided kids craft activities; gifted more than $2,500 in gift cards; and even had Santa visit! More than 200 volunteers helped run this event, including 14 volunteer groups. These volunteers left with a sense of fulfillment that they had made a difference in the lives of many families.

One young client had never picked out a gift for his mother before. He was so excited to give her the gift, that he just could not wait until Christmas to give it to her. She opened it that night.

For more information, please contact Julie Ford at





For more information, contact Volunteer Program Administrator Julie Ford at or by calling 630-897-0084 ext. 104.