Our Summer Woodworking Awards Event has come and gone and the Award recipients are already enjoying their well-deserved gifts.
With yet another challenge completed, it’s time to start planning our next event and what better time to think of helping others than right now. Not only is the change of seasons heading us towards the time of year that many children look forward to (Christmas) but many children are also being threatened right now, by the effects of natural disasters as well as the travesties of war.
With these events in mind we have approached “Save the Children” about doing a fundraising event around the world to raise money to help children in need.
Save the Children is an organization that has offices around the world and their goal is to help children in need, with health care, emergency needs, education, and other issues.
The Challenge Idea
- woodworkers create a project to auction/raffle/sell, with the proceeds going to Save the Children
- a fundraising event is set up in the woodworker’s own area (ex. a raffle box or silent auction is set up in the local pharmacy)
- promotional materials for the individual events are provided by Save the Children and LumberJocks.com
- funds raised are sent to Save the Children (where 85 cents of every dollar goes towards the children’s needs).
More information will follow as we iron out the details. But until then: start planning and start building. Together, we will make a difference!
P.S. Debbie, thanks for all your hard work on this so far ;)