Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

7634 SW 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97219

KOIN Ch 6 Christmas Holiday Magic Gift Drive

  • 01 Oct 2012
  • 12 Dec 2012
  • Various woodworking shops

This year the Guild has partnered with KOIN TV's Holiday Magic Gift Drive.  Donations go to Impact NW who work with some of our community’s most vulnerable children and their families, as well as seniors and adults with disabilities.  Impact NW is a unique human service agency whose comprehensive anti-poverty services offer education, financial assistance, job-training, in-home services, and a widearray of other supports to individuals of all ages, providing them with the skills and resources necessary to achieve success and advocate for themselves and their communities.

This year’s toy drive is being headed by Kathryn Wong and Roger Crooks.   Eighteen names went on the sign-up sheet at last week’s meeting but rest assured there’s room for you too, if you’re up to it.

The same stipulations as last year’s for the final product apply;  No parts that come loose may be smaller than the cardboard roll found inside a roll of paper towels and the only finishes we want are mineral oil or no finish at all.  That latter limit makes it a very safe and simple choice for the folks who pass out the toys; they are assured that nothing toxic goes with the gift.  By the way, we have plenty of mineral oil left over from last year so please ask us before you spend any money.

Kathryn can be reached at or 503-780-3129.  Come get into the spirit of sharing!

To all of you new members, this is an easy way to get to know a few Guild members.  Some of us work alone at home on the toys.  Others get together in small groups.  Let Kathryn know of your interest and she can help organize people into groups. 

 Last week KOIN sent a video crew to Gig's workshop for a video shoot.  It aired this week but many of us missed it.  To see the short video click on one of the three videos depending on your connection speed.

High Speed (~6MB) - Video Hi-Res
Moderate Speed (~3MB) - Video -Medium Res
Slow Speed (<2MB) -
Video - Low-Res


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