Since 1995, the Pacific Wood Workers Guild has made and donated wooden gifts for needy children through the Vancouver Christmas Bureau and the Fraser Valley Woodworker's Guild has, since 2001, been making wooden toys for local distribution by Community Services and the Salvation Army.
Inspired by the work of these groups, the BC Wooden Toy Makers Society was formed in 2004.
It was a registered non-profit organization of creative woodworkers who have joined together to enrich the lives of less fortunate children in BC by supplying Toys and Gifts for kids play areas in hospitals and to charities for distributed at Christmas.
Then in 2013 the BC Woodentoymakers Society as such was disolved and we became the Lions Clubs Wooden toymakers.
We encourage men and women of all ages to join us in the design and creation of these special wooden toys and gifts.
Members, affectionately known as "Elves", work in their own shops, at their own pace throughout the year and occasionally attend workshops where they work with other Elves on larger projects.
Most building materials are received by donation from our generous friends and sponsors who fill our requirements each year.
Each January our members (Elves) submit their plans and materials requirments for the year. These are consolidated into specific material lists that each different sponsor stocks and the requests are forwarded to them. Members do not receive discounts from our sponsors.
Our members have created doll cradles/cribs, trains, cars, trucks, graders, pencil boxes/holders, basketball games, puzzels, doll highchairs, hand mirrors, and plenty more!
We are grateful for the hard work of the Chilliwack Quilter's Guild and The Snappy Snippers, who have made mattresses, blankets, quilts, sheets and pillows to accompany the wooden toys, and the Golden Pallet club who bring life to our animal toys with paint.
We invite you to bring your talent and contribution. The need for our toys is ever present, and they are so much appreciated! Please join us in the spirit of creativity and gift giving! For details call.
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