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20 Trucks For Needy Kids at Christmas.

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Project by RusticJohn posted 135 days ago 1929 views 5 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I belong to two clubs. The Naenae MENZ Shed and the Guild of Woodworkers Wellington. For the past few months the Members of both have been making toys for needy kids at Christmas. These were presented to the Salvation Army yesterday. We have a great relationship with the Sallies who ensure the toys go to the right homes. The third picture shows them receiving the products of our combined labours.

The MENZ Shed guys contributed 20 wooden trucks of varying shapes and sizes. We are all either old-ish or infirm-ish but like the idea of helping young kids who may not normally get much for Christmas presents.

The Guild Guys and their wives/partners made all the other toys. They made a range of things from wooden stoves, aeroplanes, a rocking horse and knitting to name just a few.

-- RusticJohn





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 135 days ago

Great projects for a great cause!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Brad

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#2 posted 135 days ago

What a fantastic cause! Well done guys.

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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patron

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#3 posted 135 days ago

awesome !

well done guys

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Bearpaw

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#4 posted 135 days ago

Good job, guys. God Bless.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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#5 posted 135 days ago

I just love reading stories like this…thank you for being a part of toy giving Santa!

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 135 days ago

That’s is a great thing to do for needy kids. The trucks are super- better than the plastic ones that will be broken in a few days!!
Many blessings on you and your group for sharing your time and talents with the kids!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope they all appreciate the caliber of toys they are receiving!!

Fine job, John!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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maplerock

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#7 posted 135 days ago

Great job guys!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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kiefer

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#8 posted 135 days ago

You guys have the spirit !
Wonderful way to give and share and I hope it catches on around the world .

-- Kiefer 松

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 135 days ago

Good job for a great cause

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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DaveGlx

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#10 posted 134 days ago

Well done boys!

-- Dave -

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aussiedave

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#11 posted 134 days ago

Well done guys…there are going to be some very happy children at Christmas that other wise may not have been.
Awesome job for an excellent cause.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#12 posted 134 days ago

Wow, what a great build. My hat is off to EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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marter1229

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#13 posted 134 days ago

Well done!

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho https://www.facebook.com/SillyLillyBowsAndMore

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RusticJohn

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#14 posted 134 days ago

Thank you all for the kind words. The project was great fun. I understand we will need to make an early start next year as the number of needy kids keeps growing. A symptom of the current economic climate, I guess.

-- RusticJohn

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mcgyver

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#15 posted 134 days ago

well done guys! how about next year we do a lumber jocks toy drive?

-- Mcgyver

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