There’s a practical way you can help further the cause of woodworking education and help steer the younger generation into choosing woodworking as a career.
All you need to do is donate a piece to be auctioned off on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Cabinets and Closets Conference and Expo in Chicago. Your item should be small enough for a buyer to transport on their way home. Small boxes, turned items, carvings, small sculptures, and art pieces are all fair game. The donated items will be displayed online and bids can be emailed in advance of the show. The items will be present at the show with bids so far included.
All proceeds from the auction benefit the Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA). This organization works with employers and schools to help certify individuals in various woodworking tasks from measuring and layout to setting up and operating a CNC machine. You can read more about the WCA by clicking here. Proceeds from this silent auction will go to support education and travel by teachers and students to industry events like AWFS and IWF.
To donate your pieces to the auction, send them to:
400 Knightsbridge Road
Lincolnshire IL 60069
ALL ENTRIES ARE DUE BY MARCH 31, 2015!
Be sure to spread the word about the auction and your donation on facebook and twitter using the hashtag #WNLive. The more we get the word out, the more we can help students and teachers!