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Club News: Giving the Gift of Time

 Organizations make projects for charities

By Kathleen Ryan

Editor’s Note: Listed below are a few organizations whose charitable work we’ve shared with our readers. Send photos and a write-up on the good work your club is doing to Editors@scrollsawer.com.

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.Orange County Scroll Saw Association: Since 2002 the Orange County Scroll Saw Association has provided literally thousands of toys for as many as 33 local groups and charities including Operation Santa Claus in Santa Ana and Homefront America, which helps military families. Association members have donated handmade toys to wildfire victims in the region and children of service members in Iraq. Read more in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Holiday 2014. For more information about the club, visit http://www.ocssa.us/.

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The Regular Cut-ups Scroll Saw Club: In north county San Diego, Calif, members of The Regular Cut-ups Scroll Saw Club work all year round and donate thousands of wooden toys each year to local hospitals and community organizations. Their efforts include cars, trucks, doll cradles and cribs, crayon holders, colorful jig-saw puzzles, battleships, tanks, trailers, desktop basketball games, hobby horses, and a wide variety of animal cutouts.  Read more in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Holiday 2011. For more information about the club, visit https://sites.google.com/site/theregularcutupsscrollsawclub/

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Inland Empire Scroll Saw Association: For the past 10 years, members of the Inland Empire Scroll Saw Association have created  thousands of wooden toys for distribution to needy children within the Fontana, Calif. community. It’s all part of a city-wide program called the Fontana Santas Toy Drive. Read more in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Holiday 2012. For more information about the club, visit http://saw-online.com/ChapterSites/inland/index.htm

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Dallas Fort Worth Scrollers: Members of the Dallas Fort Worth Scrollers donate toys to the Fort Worth Texas Cowboy Santa Program, part of the Toys for Tots drive run by the U.S. Marine Corps.  In addition to the usual cars, trucks, trains, planes, animal shapes and pull toys,  the club makes fun items for older children too such as jewelry boxes, whirling tops, tic-tac-toe games and puzzles galore.Read more in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Holiday 2012. For more information about the club, visit http://www.dfwscrollers.com

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Project Rudolph: The Project Rudolph organization gives out gift bags with scroll saw wooden ornaments  to active duty troops passing through the PAX terminal at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany, as well as deployed troops throughout Germany and downrange,  injured troops at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, and troops at the transition barracks. Read more in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Holiday 2011. For more information email  rca@woodnweld.com  or visit  www.projectrudolph.org.

 

 

 

The ToymUntitledakers: Since 1982 The Toymakers have created and donated over 350,000 wooden toys to sick and needy children, primarily within the Tampa Bay area. They continue to produce over 20,000 toys every year and deliver to over 27 agencies, including the Ronald McDonald House. For more information about the club and how you can help, visit http://www.toymakers.org/.