Holiday shopping? Check this out!

You can get some great stocking stuffers and support the Workshop School and our after school program Workshop Industries during this wonderful season of giving. It’s easy. You make a tax deductible contribution and we’ll make sure you get your items in time for the holidays. Here’s a link to our Holiday Shopping Guide. See our ornaments, jawnaments, Christmas House, and all natural lip balm.

What the heck is a Jawn anyways?

While we’ve known all about jawns since Hauger and his students built that first electric jawn for the Science Fair in 1998, you may be unfamiliar with this word. We have turned to Newsworks and NPR to explain how Jawn is one Philly thing New York can’t lay claim to. Jawn is basically a pronoun. It can be substituted for it, for her, and in some instances for him. Actually, you can just take out any word you were thinking of and insert jawn. For example: All the ornaments cost $5.00 but this jawn only costs $3.00. Show your Philly pride and hang a jawnament on YOUR tree.

How to Get your Christmas House, Ornaments, Jawnaments, and Lip Balm

1. Click here to see the items for sale.
2. Fill out an order form.
3. Tell us if you will pick up your order or if you’d like it mailed.
4. We’ll send you an email with your total, which you can pay via PayPal, check, or cash.
5. If you need more information or have questions, please contact Todd Menadier at

Orders can be picked up after school on December 18, 19 and 22. The Workshop School is located at 221 South Hanson Street in West Philadelphia. Hanson Street is between 48th and 49th. The Workshop is between Walnut and Locust. We are easily accessible via public transit, and there is free on-street parking. We hope to see you.

And, if you’d like to honor someone with a charitable (and tax deductible) donation to the Workshop School, we’d love to help you out. You can make a contribution via our secure Paypal link and we’ll send a card to your honoree. For more information about charitable gifts, contact Ann Cohen at