Category: Toy Program

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Thank you for everything you do – from the Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition.

As Debbie Genung approaches retirement, she sent a kind “thank you for all you do” to the St. Louis Woodworkers Guild. The Guild has participated in the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition with our boxes program and has helped out the Cinderella Project with special requested woodwork projects. The St. Louis Woodworkers Guild is proud…
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Local Children in Hospital Receive Wood Toys

ST. LOUIS ( — Local children in hospitals will be receiving new toys thanks to the St. Louis Woodworking Guild and Rockler Woodworking and Hardware. Volunteers spent hours on Saturday making more than 100 wooden toys for a charity event benefiting children in local hospitals. This is the second year in a row the two…
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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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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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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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