Woodworker’s Journal, a weekly magazine for hobbyists, asked its readers to submits projects they worked on during the shutdown. Many of its subscribers submitted items that can and will be auctioned during the holiday say where all the proceeds this year will go to Kenyan development projects. These fundraising projects are made possible by charitable donations of supplies and wood. Local suppliers as well as online entities also donated finishing supplies making this a truly community initiative to benefit another community across the globe.
- Founded in 2010, Grow Against Poverty is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit aiming to raise money in Kenya through the sale of woodcrafts.
- Proceeds from the fund have gone toward school projects, including building classrooms and a 12-station computer room, plus a meal program.
- The fund has also donated 50 bicycles, helmets, and safety vests through the transportation program Pedal Power for Kenyan Education.
“Ideas for the programs and projects come from community residents, school staff, Helen and other volunteers, who see education as an important way out of poverty.”