Woodwork donations sought by Greenwood’s Kira

Volunteer Lynn Ford with Jason Spence and Eamon Ryan.Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d444377
Volunteer Lynn Ford with Jason Spence and Eamon Ryan.Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d444377

A GREENWOOD not-for-profit organisation offering woodwork among its programs for people living with a disability is calling for donations of materials.

Kira’s programs are designed to meet their members’ (aged 17 to 65 years) goals and aspirations in life.

Individualised support manager Wendy Simpson said woodwork gave participants a sense of achievement in creating things themselves and a sense of pride when they donated their toys to charity.

She said the group contacted the charities themselves to present them with their work.

The woodwork group is run fortnightly by a volunteer assisted by a staff member.

It is held in a small shed behind Kira’s respite house and has some hand tools and electric tools.

They are looking to apply for a grant for more equipment such as a wheelmaker to make wheels for the toys.

To donate wood, call 9243 0366 or email reception@kira.org.au or more, visit kira.org.au.