Eleven Hundred Candles Light up the Community for Purim
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.
Edify TV and The Santa Monica Mirror feature Would Works
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.
Come see us at two upcoming "Made in LA" holiday pop-up sales
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!
2018 Holiday Gift Guides show love for Would Works hand-made products!
The LA Times, LA2050, 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!
Our outdoor furniture gives Skid Row residents a comfortable place to rest
Would Works was commissioned by a local architecture firm, Office 42, to build a large set of custom outdoor furniture for a public hygiene center in Skid Row called the Refresh Spot. This furniture provides residents of Skid Row with a safe, clean and comfortable place to relax while using the invaluable services of the Refresh Spot such as toilets, showers and laundry.
Nick Offerman visits Would Works--with a special message for millennials
When Linkedin invited Nick Offerman to participate in their new motivational series
called #HelloMonday, he decided to bring the cameras to Would Works. The series aims to inspire people to achieve their own definition of success for the week--so what is a more fitting backdrop to this message than Would Works on a Monday--where the artisans are working hard to achieve concrete and immediate life goals?
Custom cocktail boards lift LA-Made spirits
We recently partnered with LA's oldest distillery--Green Bar Distillery--to create a line of branded cocktail boards for use behind their bars and for sale in their retail shop. Stop by the distillery for a cocktail making class or to outfit your home bar with delicious organic spirits, cocktail making supplies and of course a Greenbar/Would Works cocktail board!
Would Works brings furniture to the streets!
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.
New Tools=New Skills: Custom Laser Etching by Would Works
Thanks to a generous in-kind-donation from an outstanding member of our woodworking community, Would Works is now equipped with a state of the art laser engraver. This allows us to custom engrave any of our existing products, or design new branded products for businesses, TV shows (it is LA after all), or private events.
Getting down with the Garcettis at the Getty House Holiday Fair
We had great sales and community engagement at Engage LA: The Gift of Giving--a LA social enterprise holiday fair hosted by Mayor Garcetti and the Getty House Board of Directors.
Custom menu boards for Dominique Ansel's New L.A. Restaurant
We just completed 350 units of custom menu presenters for the world famous chef's new LA bakery & restaurant: 189 by Dominique Ansel
Nick Offerman Matching Fundraiser Was a Huge Success!
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!