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Woodworker, author, actor, humorist and all-around nice guy (with a most excellent giggle) Nick Offerman and Offerman Woodshop are teaming with Would Works through October 30 for a $20,000 fundraising campaign.

Would Works is a Los Angeles non-profit that teaches people who are homeless or who live in the city’s Skid Row neighborhood create and sell handcrafted wood items as they work toward a specific financial goal – simple goals many of us would likely take for granted: a new pair of eyeglasses, a bus ticket home, funds toward paying a first month’s rent to get off the streets.

With $20,000, Would Works will be able to offer two years of weekly workshops – 4,000 hours of woodworking training and work for people living in poverty. Handcrafted items include a bottle opener, cocktail board, cutting board and charcuterie board.

Offerman will match dollar for dollar every donation until the $20,000 is met between now and October 30. Find out more at

— Megan Fitzpatrick

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  • Nancy Hiller

    Thanks for publicizing this. If 1000 of your readers each gave just $10, that would raise $10,000!

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