When I put out a call for readers to help fund the upcoming free chair class for people who have been historically excluded from woodworking, my hope was to be able to buy a truckload of clear cherry for the students for their chairs.
But y’all dumped about five times the amount of money I needed for that into my pockets.
So here’s what I’ve done. I set aside enough money for the lumber and to buy lunch every day for the students during the July class. The remainder of the money ($8,400) was donated to The Chairmaker’s Toolbox, the non-profit organizing the class.
Your money will fund additional classes for students who have been historically excluded from our ranks. Plus it will assist toolmakers who are being helped by The Chairmaker’s Toolbox.
The donations ranged from $5 to $500. And they came from all over the world. So if you are wondering if there are still kind and generous people out there in the world, here’s one answer.
— Christopher Schwarz