One of the more remarkable programs at WWGVR is the volunteer toy making program. Starting in January of each calendar year, 55 woodworkers, 25 painters and seamstresses meet weekly to make and decorate about 650 beautiful toys each year. The results are amazing toys that will be cherished for years.
Our program’s primary service recipient is St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic in Nogales, Arizona. We also make toys that are distributed by Green Valley Fire and by the Salvation Army.
Most of the youngsters who benefit from this great program are from Mexico. The kids travel by bus with their families from as far as six hours away and are treated by generous volunteer doctors and nursing staff for several congenital medical conditions such as hearing and visual problems, clef palates, and birth deformities.
All money and labor for the toy program is donated including a generous annual gift from the White Elephant. Use the banner below to make a $20 DONATION to this Program.
Board of Directors: Serve terms of duty in accordance with WWGVR By Laws.
Safety Monitors: Perform a 4-hour duty shift per month while in Green Valley.
Maintenance Committee: Performs preventive, upgrade, and repairs on equipment and tools.
Toy Program: From Nov – Apr each year, the Toy Program committee members make 600+ toys for children. Details.
USE THE CONTACT FORM to let us know if you can Volunteer!
If you have wood shop tools, equipment or wood which you’d like to donate to the Woodworkers of GVR, please bring these items by the wood shop at the GVR West Center. Thanks!