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How Can Craft Businesses Give Back? Would Works as Case Study for Giving

How Can Craft Businesses Give Back? Would Works as Case Study for Giving

December 10, 2019

At Would Works it takes a village to create jobs and cutting boards!  This Craft Industry Alliance article details how design and craft businesses support craft-centered non-profits like ours through donating proceeds and products.

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Shout Out to Would Works on the Kelly Clarkson Show

Shout Out to Would Works on the Kelly Clarkson Show

December 04, 2019

Would Works Board member and greatest champion, Nick Offerman, talks with Kelly Clarkson about our program on Season 1 of the Kelly Clarkson show.

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LA City Blocks on the Cover of Brown Alumni Magazine 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

LA City Blocks on the Cover of Brown Alumni Magazine 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

November 24, 2019

Would Works limited edition LA City Blocks made the cover of the Brown Alumni Magazine (BAM) this month. This year's annual holiday gift guide features alumni makers and alumni-run non-profits--and Would Works happens to check both boxes.

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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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Women of Would Works Featured at The Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia

Women of Would Works Featured at The Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia

August 07, 2019

Did you know that the majority of Would Works artisans are women? We are honored to included in the group show Making a Seat at the Table: Women Transform Woodworking curated by Laura Mays and Deirdre Visser at The Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia this Fall. 

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Custom Branded Trade Show Risers for WayB Carseats

Custom Branded Trade Show Risers for WayB Carseats

August 07, 2019

Would Works just finished a custom commission of twenty branded risers for WayB carseats.  These solid poplar boxes will travel around the country as part of the WayB trade show booths.  We engraved their logo on all four sides for maximum versatility and brand visibility.  

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Help Would Works Find a New Home

Help Would Works Find a New Home

July 31, 2019

Would Works recently lost our donated workshop space and we are facing a programing hiatus while we look for a new home. We need your help to find a new home for Would Works so we can continue to offer the job opportunities and programing to our amazing team of artisans.

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Would Works design+builds 100 Custom Display Racks

Would Works design+builds 100 Custom Display Racks

June 01, 2019

We recently finished a custom commission for Two Tails Pet Company. These handsome display racks are being featured at pet stores across the country. Would Works staff designed this sturdy plywood rack with a simple slot joint so it assembles easily without tools or fasteners and packs flat for economical shipping.

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Eleven Hundred Candles Light up the Community for Purim

Eleven Hundred Candles Light up the Community for Purim

April 17, 2019

Would Works designed and created 1100 unique wooden "traveling shabbat candles" for IKAR's annual Purim gift bag.  These small portable candles are perfect for outdoor shabbat dinners or for ceremonies on the go. 

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Edify TV and The Santa Monica Mirror feature Would Works

Edify TV and The Santa Monica Mirror feature Would Works

February 19, 2019

Edify TV came to Would Works last month to feature our program for the Charity Spotlight Series. Would Works volunteer Jordan Gavaris is better known for his roll as Felix in Orphan Black, but when he's not busy acting you can find him at the drill press or the workbench sanding with the Would Works artisans.

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Come see us at two upcoming "Made in LA" holiday pop-up sales

Come see us at two upcoming "Made in LA" holiday pop-up sales

November 29, 2018

On 12/5/18 Would Works will have a booth at Engage LA's The Gift of Giving expo at the Getty House in LA.  On 12/9/18 we will be at Community on Cosmo at the Hollywood Farmers' Market. Come get your hand-made gifts in person!

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2018 Holiday Gift Guides show love for Would Works hand-made products!

2018 Holiday Gift Guides show love for Would Works hand-made products!

November 21, 2018

The LA TimesLA2050, Done Good, and the For the Love podcast all featured Would Works' unique hand-made products in their 2018 Holiday Gift guides.  Sales during the holiday season are crucial to the success of our social enterprise, so thanks for the great press!

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