Washburn Tech Students Build Holiday Spirit

November 14, 2016

Topeka, Kan. –For the fifth year in a row, Washburn University Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech) is turning into Santa’s Workshop to make toys for children in need this holiday season. Washburn Tech Student Government Association and Washburn Tech SkillsUSA Chapter are hosting Toys for Tots Build Day beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, in the auto collision lab in Building K at 5724 S.W. Huntoon.

Students, technical instructors and volunteers plan to make wooden step stools, hobby horses and yoyos. Last year, they created 850 handmade toys. Volunteers from the public are welcome to participate, however children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone is encouraged to wear something elfish.

“This is a win-win project for our students, staff and the community,” said Johnny Lemon, cabinet/mill technical instructor and Washburn Tech Student Government Association co-advisor. “It’s a way to put our hands where our hearts are and make sure that all kids have something special under the tree this holiday season.”

If you’d like to volunteer for Toys for Tots Build Day or donate money or materials, contact Lemon at 785.228.6443 or john.lemon@washburntech.edu.