Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Toy Deliveries to YFS

Today, the Rapid City Woodworkers delivered over 700 toys to the Youth and Family Services (YFS) facility at Plaza Drive.  They arrived at 9 am and packed in the xx boxes for the 9 different YFS locations.  Darcie Decker and Brianna Nelson from YFS greeted us and shared coffee and cookies.  Then the kids came one class room at a time into the room.  Darcie introduced them to Jolly Rollie, Darwin, Ed and all the woodworkers.  Then each child was invited to come to the tables and pick out a toy for their very own Christmas gift from the woodworkers.

Attendees today:  Lon, Jerry H, Ken, Rick, Ed, Keith, Julian, Bob, Bel, Patsy H, Rollie, Carol, Grant, Gloria, Mary Jo, Kathie, and Darwin

As shown on KOTA TV news later in the day:

"Local woodworkers delite with hand made toys"

Posted: Tue 7:07 PM, Dec 04, 2018 | 
Updated: Tue 7:09 PM, Dec 04, 2018

RAPID CITY S.D. (KOTA TV) - The children gathered this morning and had their pick between a wooden helicopter, whale, airplane or lion. Just like Santa's elves, these woodworkers will get started on next year's hand-carved toys in January.

The wood workers club began the service project more than 10 years ago. The non-tech gifts are a hit year after year.

"I think that you can see when the kids get their toys big smiles are on their face. It lights up their day. This is kind of the reason we do it every year just to see the reaction on the kids face," says Bob Buchanan the president of the Wood Workers Club.

The group made at least 3,000 toys breaking a record for the most they've ever made.

Photos from Today's Event:

Back Row:  Lon, Jerry H, Ken, Rick, Ed, Keith, Julian, and Bob
Front Row:  Bel, Patsy H, Rollie, Carol, Grant, Gloria, Mary Jo, Kathie
Sitting:  Darwin

For more information about the Woodworkers, click here:   RCWA