The following is a press release from Rockler Woodworking and Hardware.
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware stores in Seattle and Tukwila will host a Veterans pen turning benefit on Saturday, Nov. 10.
For $10, participants can turn their own pen to take home, and Rockler will donate 100 percent of the proceeds to the National Veterans Foundation.
The classes will be offered at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Because pen turning is relatively simple, it’s ideal for anyone who wishes to participate, including those with little or no prior woodworking experience. Store staff will be on hand to answer questions and offer assistance.
Each participant will leave with a completed pen, and the entire $10 enrollment fee for each participant will be donated to the National Veterans Foundation.
The National Veterans Foundation operates the only toll-free helpline for all U.S. Veterans and their families for crisis management, referral needs, and other services.
They also spearhead public awareness efforts and outreach services that provide veterans with essential resources including food, clothing, transportation and employment.
“With Veterans Day fast approaching, we thought this would be a great way to honor our veterans while giving folks an opportunity to make something they can use every day,” said Scott Ekman, Rockler’s vice president of marketing. “This class is a great opportunity to learn basic skills, get some hands-on experience and meet other people interested in woodworking. Everyone leaves with a finished pen, and all of the proceeds will be donated to help our veterans.”
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware Tukwila
345 Tukwila Parkway, Tukwila, WA 98188
Phone: (206) 244-9161