Your purchase provides work for people who are living in poverty
The Bottle Opener
Sometimes the simplest gestures are the most rewarding. Nothing beats holding an ice cold bottle...
Cedar Soap Dish
Buy two and get $5 off your order Warm up your sink or bath with...
The Sycamore Centerpiece Candle Holder
Dim the lights and let the magical glow of fire and the unique beauty of solid...
The Charcuterie Board
Order any three boards and get 15% off your entire order Serve up some snacks...
The Everyday Board
Order any three boards and get 15% off your entire order Everyday we feed ourselves...
The Cocktail Board
Order any three boards and get 15% off your entire order Since the Roman Empire,...
Diane's Would Works goal was to help pay off installments for her pick-up truck, which she needed in order to find employment, but Would Works also helped provide her with much needed perspective on another life goal--to somehow make a living as a wood worker. Since finishing the program, Diane found housing, started a carpentry program at LA trade tech and is now leading workshops as our first Artisan Leader.
My favorite author, Wendell Berry, writes that "Good work is our salvation and joy," a sentiment I wholeheartedly second. The opportunity to simply work hard for wages in order to afford the basic comforts of life is a great privilege that many of us in this country enjoy, and even take for granted. Would Works provides people who are homeless or living in poverty with the simple dignity of doing good work.
By providing work experience and resources to those who need it most, Would Works offers critical support to individuals experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles' Skid Row. But beyond that, Artisans build community and life skills in a space were they are treated with dignity and care.