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Thank you letter from SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Foundation

Love and Praise for the Toy Program Continues

In case you weren’t already aware, the community loves to express their gratitude for the toys being produced by the St. Louis Woodworkers Guild. Another letter was received this week – from SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation this time – thanking us for our kind and generous support. Dear Friends, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon…
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St. Louis Children’s Hospital says “Thank you!”

We’d keep doing it with or without the formal recognition, but it always feels nice to have hard work recognized and gratitude given. Today, the Guild received a beautiful “Thank you” letter from the St. Louis Children’s Hospital. It reads On behalf of the children, families and the staff at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, thank…
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Box Criteria and Sizes for the Toy Program

The Toy Committee has posted lots of drawings of toys for the Guild to use in support of the toy program but has not provided similar information for the boxes that we have been furnishing to the Adoption agency. As a first step in addressing this, the Toy Committee is offering the following suggestions for…
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St. Louis Torchbearers 2 Requesting Picnic Tables

The St. Louis Torchbearers 2 have requested that our guild purchase materials for and assemble a handful of picnic tables (up to 8). These tables will be used by children in the community at a local St. Louis City park during summer activities They selected a beautiful and sturdy design which can be quickly and…
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Our Toys Affect Lives in Many Ways

Debbie, from Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition, recently shared these beautiful words with our guild: Hi Bill – our kids are loving the boxes for sure! Here’s what one of my colleagues said: “A young lady named Olivia (18 years old) is using one of the medium sized wooden boxes now. She said it’s been…
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Proposed Book Box Committee

Here is a possible rendering for the bylaws as suggested to Tom Tierney by Tom Tupper.New Section 7: A Book Box Committee of four or more members shall be appointed by the President, with the approval of the Executive Board, to provide leadership for the Guild’s program of making book boxes for the Bring-Me-A Book…
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Ranken Jordan LOVES our wooden fish!

Tricia Sievers writes in The staff and patients LOVED the fish you all made and are wondering if we could get more? (Photo above) You all are amazing!  Thank you so very much for all your support! Could we possibly get 25 of these….no rush!Thanks, for all that you do for Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge…
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Wayne Humphrey next to toys made for the toy program.


This article appeared in the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH on April 15, 2016. It is posted here with permission. Bored with TV, Jaycie Martin’s eyes lit up when she was asked if she wanted to paint a wooden toy. Within a few minutes, the 8-year-old patient at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center was out of bed…
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A very nice article about our toy program appeared in the Metro section of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH on August 31, 2006.  It is included here by permission. The 75-year-old man drove for two hours through a misty gray morning, with plastic bags filled with toys on the floorboard of his minivan. John Patton pulled…
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