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Review for Wood to Wonderful Inc, Reading, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

INSPIRING is the word which comes to mind when Wood to Wonderful is considered. Having known the Browns who run the charity for many years, it has been my pleasure to visit their incredible workshop and to see the amazing work that their mentally challenged adults do there. In addition to making toys for underprivileged children, the mentally challenged adults have the opportunity to feel self esteem for their help on the projects.
The charity also has a reading program , Reading Is Toyrific, which provides readers and a book and toy for each child monthly in underprivileged schools in their area. The charity in conjunction with the city provided a playground for a school which had none and then paid to move the playground equipment to another needy school when the first one closed.
The Trash Can program that Wood to Wonderful created for Reading, PA provides decorated trash cans around the city to keep the streets clean.
A Mountain Bike program is sponsored by the nonprofit to encourage young people to work on bikes that have been donated and then to compete in annual challenges sponsored by the charity.
Clearly this nonprofit ,which has been helping a city which ranks very high on the list of most economically needy cities in the USA for many years, is a top notch example of how a charity can be involved in many ways in a very needy environment.

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