Home Depot’s Generosity Brings Smiles at Woodworking Camp
Published on: August 07, 2013
Students in LSC-Montgomery’s Discovery College created toolboxes in the Woodworking camp session in late July. Most of the materials for the project were donated by the Magnolia West/Woodlands Home Depot.
Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Discovery College is building children’s minds—literally, after a successful week of Woodworking Camp! Part of the productivity is due, however, to the generosity of the Magnolia/West Woodlands Home Depot, which donated most of the supplies.
During the camp session, held July 29-August 1, the group of 7- to 10-year-olds hammered their very own toolbox and added the finishing touches with a soldering iron and paint. Keith Godfrey, the camp session instructor, led the students on the construction project, which was modeled after a toolbox his boys had built 16 years ago.
Godfrey was shopping for supplies before the camp, and Nick Walker, a merchandising manager at Home Depot (store #6819), helped him cut, haul, and load most of the materials. When it came time to pay, Walker generously donated the items, which was more than 80 feet of cut wood, nails, wood glue, and sandpaper—enough for 20 youngsters to have a lasting memory of camp and the generous donation from a local business.
Camp provides opportunities for children to use their hands and expand their minds, and
Nick Walker, a merchandising manager at Home Depot (store #6819), donated 80 feet of cut wood, nails, wood glue, and sandpaper for LSC-Montgomery’s Discovery College Woodworking camp. Students used the materials to craft their own wooden toolboxes.
LSC-Montgomery’s Discovery College offers more than 60 camp sessions each summer that do just that.
For more information, www.LoneStar.edu/youthprogram-montgomery
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu