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Designing Furniture That Makes Waiting Not Feel Like Waiting

Designing Furniture That Makes Waiting Not Feel Like Waiting

July 20, 2021

For the last month, a team of Would Works staff members and community partners have been participating in an intensive design workshop at the Stanford d.school. Through interviews, co-design sessions, observations and prototypes, our team is helping to redesign the waiting area experience at the Skid Row Community Refresh Spot.

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Would Works @ Stanford d.school

Would Works @ Stanford d.school

June 01, 2021

Would Works won a generous scholarship to attend an intensive workshop called Designing for Social Systems (DSS) at Stanford's d.school this month! We put together a great team that will be helping to design the outdoor waiting room experience at the Skid Row Community ReFresh Spot

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Where to Buy Would Works Products this Holiday Season

Where to Buy Would Works Products this Holiday Season

November 17, 2020

Our Workshop and store is still closed due to Covid-19 precautions, but some of our most popular products are still available this Holiday season through other impactful vendors.  See links to where to buy here and continue to support Would Works this Holiday season.

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Would Works Relaunches with Award from USC Social Enterprise Grant!

Would Works Relaunches with Award from USC Social Enterprise Grant!

November 13, 2020

After closing for Covid in March 2020, Would Works has just received a grant from the USC Social Enterprise Lab to relaunch a new outdoor program! We will kick off by building outdoor furniture for the new ReFresh Spot in Skid Row and various supportive housing sites throughout LA.

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Would Works Partners with the National Association of Women in Construction

Would Works Partners with the National Association of Women in Construction

February 13, 2020

This year NAWIC LA is hosting a series of LA based events in conjunction with Women in Construction Week.  Would Works is thrilled to be the featured non-profit at the center of the LA Chapter's annual fundraiser.  Get your tickets here--all proceeds go to Would Works!

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Would Works wins the 2019-2020 ChangeMaker Challenge!

Would Works wins the 2019-2020 ChangeMaker Challenge!

February 12, 2020

We are proud winners of the 2019-2020 ChangeMaker Challenge, awarded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. 

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Our Custom Cocktail Boards Included in The Los Angeles Impact Box

Our Custom Cocktail Boards Included in The Los Angeles Impact Box

December 16, 2019

We are busy making 300 custom branded oak cocktail boards for the The Los Angeles Impact Box this holiday season.  This unique gift box is put out by our friends at Gifts for Good, in partnership with LA Original and the City Of Los Angeles.

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Would Works Artisans are Artists in Residence at Lehrer Architects LA!

Would Works Artisans are Artists in Residence at Lehrer Architects LA!

October 11, 2019

We're thrilled to announce our October residency at Lehrer Architects LA in Silver Lake.  We are holding work sessions in the firm's workshop (or RaD Room) with eight women from the Downtown Women's Center on Mondays and Wednesdays this month.

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Would Works brings furniture to the streets!

Would Works brings furniture to the streets!

July 31, 2018

We are proud to be participating in a broad collaboration between City of Los Angeles, the Skid Row Community Improvement Coalition, along with designers and community organizations across LA to furnish a pilot hygiene center in Skid Row.

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Nick Offerman Matching Fundraiser Was a Huge Success!

Nick Offerman Matching Fundraiser Was a Huge Success!

October 31, 2017

Our first major fundraising campaign was a huge success thanks to Nick Offerman and the 675 generous donors from around the globe who pitched in to help us raise a total of $55,565 in two weeks!

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Angel City Lumber... emphasis on the angel

Angel City Lumber... emphasis on the angel

July 27, 2017

Angel City Lumber's Jeff Perry and Charles DeRosa have come to the rescue of Would Works by sharing their space with us.

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Would Works & Nick Offerman partner for version 2.0

Would Works & Nick Offerman partner for version 2.0

July 08, 2017

We're back in action and better than ever thanks to the generosity of wood worker and actor Nick Offerman.

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