At the 2017 Oregon Woodturning Symposium, 40 lidded boxes were donated by attendees to help the Beads of Courage program. The Beads of Courage program teams up with doctors and nurses to help children with long term illness. As kids go through their journey, they receive beads to commemorate their operations and treatments. Of course they need somewhere to keep their memory beads and that’s where we can help. Donated boxes were given to the Mary Bridge Children's MultiCare Health System in Tacoma, WA and Kalispell Regional Healthcare in Montana. A Big Thank You to Bill Ellen from Missoula, MT and Carl Jacobson from Sherwood, OR for delivering the boxes for us.
SOME OF THE 40 BOXES DONATED AT THE SYMPOSIUM UNPACKING THE BOXES
BEADS OF COURAGE WEBSITE