is a group of men and women who have a common interest in the hobby of
scroll-sawing and get together monthly to share our knowledge, skills
and ideas with each other. We are very proud of the fact that our most
important objective is to make and donate toys to sick, underprivileged
and/or abused children.
Many of the toys are made
by the members in their shops at home. Workshops are also held to
complete the unfinished items. At Christmastime the toys are then boxed
and delivered to various organizations including Orangewood Children's
Home, U.C.I. Medical Center, C.H.O.C. and Halcyon House. In 2004,
approximately 550 toys were donated to nine organizations which also
included a military facility in Iraq, as well as to a shelter in San
Bernardino that housed the people that were evacuated from the major
fires there. In 2005, 302 toys had been shipped to an evacuation
location in Louisiana due to Hurricane Katrina.
we finished approximately 400 toys. They were boxed
up and made ready for distribution during the first week of December and
then passed out to various organizations who work with children. A big
thank you goes out to all who helped with this project over the past
In 2007, over 900 toys
were made and given away to various organizations.
In 2008, members of the Orange County
Scroll Saw Association made 1,865 toys for the disadvantaged children of
Orange County and put countless smiles on the faces and in the hearts of
those who received the handmade wooden toys at Christmas.
We conducted 12 monthly toy
workshops where we made 3,700 toys that were donated to 32 charities.
We received news coverage of our toy program in The Orange County
Register and the Fountain Valley Times Magazine.
To be a part of this great
organization please feel free to contact Don Borchardt at
Mike Johnson at
firstname.lastname@example.org . We can use all the help we