About the Toy Program
O.C.S.S.A. is a group of men and women of all ages who have a common interest in the hobby of scroll-sawing and get together monthly to share our knowledge, skills and ideas with each other. We are very proud of the fact that our most important objective is to make and donate toys to sick, underprivileged and/or abused children.
Many of the toys are made by the members in their shops at home. Workshops are also held to complete the unfinished items. At Christmastime the toys are then boxed and delivered to various organizations including Orangewood Children's Home, U.C.I. Medical Center, C.H.O.C. and Halcyon House. In 2004, approximately 550 toys were donated to nine organizations which also included a military facility in Iraq, as well as to a shelter in San Bernardino that housed the people that were evacuated from the major fires there. In 2005, 302 toys had been shipped to an evacuation location in Louisiana due to Hurricane Katrina.
Our toy program has continued to thrive over the years. During 2017 and 2018 we produced 3700 and 3200 toys respectively. We also produced over 300 artistic puzzles for children to enjoy, many are displayed in the slideshows you can access with the buttons above.
Thanks to our partners who contibuted wood, also to the talented work and time of our members and to our four talented painting groups.