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Old 08-06-2008, 04:44 AM
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Since we all like Festools around here, you might consider donating to the Southern Oregon Guild, an organization founded by Mr. Jerry Work. You can ask for the donation to be used to purchase Festool products for the Lorna Byrne Middle School's woodworking program.

http://www.southernoregonguild.org/

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Since we all like Festools around here, you might consider donating to the Southern Oregon Guild, an organization founded by Mr. Jerry Work. You can ask for the donation to be used to purchase Festool products for the Lorna Byrne Middle School's woodworking program.

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An excellent way to do it. And avoid oppertunists who just want three hundred dollars.


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... If it weren't for the generosity of this individual I'd probably still be in California.

Hey! What's wrong with being in California?
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... I don't know how people put up with sunshine day in and day out

It's pretty tough, but it helps to have a straw hat, and a large selection of shorts and sandles... along with a good Margarita machine.

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I know there is always someone that is more deserving, but I always think the Habitat for Humanity would be a good cause. Maybe you can volunteer as well to add to the pot. I guess you can look at it like thinking of how happy you was to come home, imagine helping someone else come home too.
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Hi Corwin,

Thanks for the nice plug for the Guild and for the Lorna Byrne Middle School wood working program. For those who don't know, Corwin was very generous in supporting the Guild's efforts to replace the school programs old hand-me-down junk tools with Festools. Thanks to his help, and the help of many others, we were able to place over $18,000 of state of the art tools into what is one of the last remaining middle school woodworking programs in this part of the State of Oregon.

Those tools and that program touch over 200 kids a year at what has become the most vulnerable time for drop outs. I always thought it was late high school, but no, it is between middle school and high school.

The tools are owned by The Southern Oregon Guild and placed for use by the program so long as that program remains viable. If the program ever goes away, then the tools revert to the Guild where they will be placed elsewhere for public beneficial use. Because of the mission and purpose of helping aspiring and professional artists and artisans learn to become more commercially successful, the Guild has been accorded 501(c)3 status by the IRS as a public charity. So all donations are fully tax deductible to the donor.

The neat, not the end of, part of this story about the middle school wood working program is that the teacher (who commutes 60 miles a day to teach these kids) and a number of the students volunteered their time this summer to build a new outdoor storage facility so the wood supplies that had been stored in the classroom could be moved to make room for several new Festool work stations. The school board found some money in their non-existent budget to buy the materials. The teacher and the kids worked four hours a day, four days a week for four weeks to complete the project. On the fifth day, the students could go into the shop and build whatever they wanted for themselves.

This is not a solicitation for support, merely an explanation of what the Guild is and does and what Corwin's post was about. What the kids need the most right now are more of the "F" style Festool clamps that fit into the holes on the top of the MFTs. Christian O, President of Festool-USA is helping out by allowing the Guild to buy tools for the program at a significant discount from retail. If anyone wants to help support this effort make the check out to The Southern Oregon Guild and send it to PO Box 3195, Kerby, OR 97531.

Hope this explanation is helpful.

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