Ford II students build a brighter holiday at Children's Hospital
Henry Ford II students build a brighter holiday at Children's Hospital
Posted on 12/15/2016
Student measuring wood cars being built by Ford II woodworking studentsHenry Ford II woodworking students are helping to build a brighter holiday for patients at Children's Hospital in Detroit.

Partnering with the Michigan Woodworking Guild, the students recent made 75 wood cars and trucks to donate to the Detroit-based hospital.

"It's a good feeling to know that your work is helping others," said senior Brendin Sisco. 

Ken Wolf, of the Michigan Woodworker Guild, said he was "inspired" by the commitment of the Henry Ford II students.

"I love their enthusiasm," he said.

Students made the cars and trucks from a standard 2 X 4 piece of wood. They used a design template, cut the pieces to specifications and painted the toys. 

While the guild has been providing toys to Children's Hospital for 20 years, this is the first year they have paired with Henry Ford II. 

"I think this is a positive thing for my students and something we will continue every year," said teacher Christopher Davis. 

Wolf said the toys provided by the Guild are especially popular with the children at Children's Hospital. 

"They really get to use their imaginations with these toys," he said.