5000 toys a year given away.
Mike Holden - Master Wood Toy Maker. You will have seen him earlier this year making 30 models in just 34 days for a museum exhibition
At Grandpa's Workshop (AWC Woods) we make toys for kids.
We sell toys at crafts shows and other different events, we use all proceeds to make more toys to give away to kids that are less fortunate. This has worked well for us, to help with the cost of materials etc. We have our own charitable organizations that we work with. I believe one our biggest is St. Jude's Hospital (Memphis Tn.) Kids Cancer Hospitals, Muscular Dystrophy Foundation just because it hits close to my heart.
We also do events with our community, like letting kids make their own toys. We do the work for the pre-made kits and let the kids decorate and glue the wheels in pace. All free for the kids of course. We do this 3 times a year! We end up giving away over 5000 toys each year.
We have great partners such as Bear Woods Supply Company and a few other local companies that contribute to help us reach our goal. It can get really expensive just for 1 person / business trying to do it all by themselves. We pull together our hearts together to make things happen. We like to try to help out anyway possible. We also do different benefits for families that has a tragedy in their lives in our community as they happen.
We are growing beyond belief. And we are so proud to be a small part to make the world a better place for all of us. If you will like to know more or see some pictures of past events visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/woodtoycraftsman/. We love serving people just to see all the smiles.
That is what it is all about to us. Thanks, Mike Holden
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