20 Trucks For Needy Kids at Christmas.

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Project by RusticJohn posted 12-04-2013 02:04 AM 3206 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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#1 posted 12-04-2013 02:07 AM

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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#2 posted 12-04-2013 02:23 AM

What a fantastic cause! Well done guys.

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

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#3 posted 12-04-2013 02:28 AM

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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#4 posted 12-04-2013 02:38 AM

Good job, guys. God Bless.

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

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#5 posted 12-04-2013 02:40 AM

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

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#6 posted 12-04-2013 02:45 AM

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!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 12-04-2013 02:57 AM

Great job guys!

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

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#8 posted 12-04-2013 04:18 AM

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

-- Kiefer

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#9 posted 12-04-2013 07:35 AM

Good job for a great cause

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 12-04-2013 11:06 AM

Well done boys!

-- Dave -

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#11 posted 12-04-2013 11:30 AM

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.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#12 posted 12-04-2013 11:40 AM

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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#13 posted 12-04-2013 04:21 PM

Well done!

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#14 posted 12-04-2013 06:55 PM

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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#15 posted 12-04-2013 07:05 PM

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

-- Mcgyver

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