worth repeating

oh, and you can pick up a sweet participation gift from Lee Valley for yourself. Talk about a win-win.  But you don’t have to take my word for it…

 For immediate release

September, 2007 – LumberJocks.com announces its first annual “Fall Philanthropy Event: Woodworking for a Cause” and funds raised will be donated to “Save the Children”, to aid children who are in crisis due to natural disasters and the travesties of war.

This fall, the LumberJocks, woodworkers from around the world, will be building an example of their craft and will donate these artistic pieces for auction or sale. Martin Sojka, Founder of LumberJocks.com, says “this is one of the most exciting challenges the LumberJocks have taken on and who better to benefit from their generosity than children in need!”


This highly anticipated event is open to all woodworkers – of all skill levels and trades. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, a sculptor or a furniture maker, a house-framer or a picture framer, you can join this charitable event.

To participate, simply register at LumberJocks.com (it’s free to join), build something, auction it off or sell it, and send the funds raised to “Save The Children, Canada”.  Detailed information about the process is available at http://lumberjocks.com/stc.

Woodworkers submitting contributions to “Save the Children, Canada”, through this philanthropy challenge, by January 1, 2007, will receive a participation gift, thanks to the generosity of Lee Valley Tools.

“Save the Children” is a non-political, non-religious organization committed to long-term development at the grassroots level through partnerships with local communities, government bodies and international organizations. For every dollar raised, eight-five cents goes directly to the children.

To aid children around the world, the organization develops projects to bring long-term sustainable improvements to benefit children, deliver immediate relief and assistance to families, speak out on behalf of children in order to empower others to make change, and include children in the development of their programs.  To learn more about what they do and how to support this cause, visit the website at www.savethechildren.ca.

The rapidly growing community at LumberJocks.com is comprised of men, women, children, and youth (currently from four different continents) who are actively involved in woodworking. The members are a combination of professionals, skilled hobbyists, beginners and everything in between. They are furniture builders, artists, home renovators, and wood explorers.

The woodworkers join LumberJocks.com to share their experiences with wood, ask and answer questions, seek and post their personal tool reviews, find and share resource information, and blog their woodworking journeys. Throughout the year, several challenges take place to develop skills, showcase projects, and, now, to “give back” by donating a project to the Fall Philanthropy Event!

For more information on how to participate in the woodworking event or how to purchase one of the woodworking projects, visit LumberJocks.com and/or email Martin Sojka, Founder, at lumberjocks@gmail.com or Debbie Pribele, Community Manager, at debbie.lumberjocks@gmail.com.


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