Washburn Tech. transforms into Santa's workshop

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Washburn Tech. transformed into Santa's workshop on Saturday, as students, teachers and volunteers put their toy-making skills to the test.

This is the fourth year Washburn Tech. has held their holiday workshop, making toys for the Toys for Tots drive.

"Everybody has a talent, and this gives everyone a chance to come together to share those talents for someone out there who maybe doesn't have access to toys," said volunteer Paula Carvell.

Almost 100 people helped out with the toy-making, with volunteers as young as five-years-old.

Those volunteering made around 900 toys, including wooden stools, yo-yo's and hobby horses.

"Everybody comes and has that feeling that they're helping someone else in the community, so it feels like we're getting together to do something much bigger than just us," said Carvell.

All of the items used to create the toys were donated from various businesses around Topeka.

Washburn Tech. will host another Toys for Tots workshop next year in the first week of December.