March 18, 2018
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Caribou students build, donate toy chest

Kyle Wickstrom (left) and Brandon Adams, students in the residential carpentry program at the Caribou Technology Center, display the toy box they recently constructed and donated to the Hope & Justice Project.
By Barbara Scott, Aroostook Republican and News

CARIBOU, Maine — Two high school students in the residential carpentry program at the Caribou Technology Center recently put their woodworking skills to work to give back to their community.

Under the direction of John Worsley, carpentry instructor at the Tech Center, Brandon Adams, a senior, and Kyle Wickstrom, a junior, built a toy chest to donate to the Hope & Justice Project, a domestic violence program with three emergency shelters in Aroostook County for battered women and their children.

The 24-by-48-inch pine toy box complete with louvered hinges on the cover was donated to the Caribou shelter.

“This was a great project for Brandon and Kyle to learn on,” said Worsley. “I gave them only a sketch of what their toy box should look like, there was no mechanical drawing — they just took it from there. Of course, they had to replace a couple of different pieces, but that’s how they learn. Considering they only had two hours a day to work on this project, it didn’t take them long and I think they did a great job — they should be proud of their work.”

The Caribou Residential Services coordinator at the Hope & Justice Project said, “This is something we will really be able to put to good use and the students did a great job.

For the community to come together such as this for the people we serve is greatly appreciated. It shows compassion to these individuals, their needs and what they are going through. This wonderful toy box will bring some joy to the children who are in the shelter.”

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