My daughter is head nurse , in a long term wing of our local hospital, Their budget for craft supplies is low. so the nurses try to raise a bit of money to supplement it, quite often from their own pocket. She wondered if I would donate a bird house. The patients will paint them as a project.
I went online and down loaded plans for a bluebird house, I have a sawmill and lots of pine lumber. My wife and I made 8 while we were at it. Will donate 6 to the hospital and keep 2 to donate for raffles at camping events. By the way she is a much finer carpenter , than I am.
This was a good seniors project, a bit of fun and shop time together. old243
As a follow up , my donation to the hospital of six blue bird houses. My daughter took them to the hospital. The activation girl , had the patients sand and paint them. I understand that they had a great time doing it. This is a long term wing so the patients , have varying degrees of ability. They then put them on display for a month at the cafeteria. The activation lady would take a patient with her and sell tickets , on them. They then drew winning tickets. The total money raised was 300.00. This will be used to buy supplies, for other activities. We will likely provide them with some more houses next year. old243
We just completed building another 12 Blue bird houses, Plan to donate 6 to my daughters hospital, for patients to get decorated and sold , for project supplies. Last year was a success . Several others will go to a seniors home , in our area for the residents to decorate.. My wife and I got a bit of shop time together. She is the better carpenter of the two. old 243