WATERLOO, Iowa (KCRG) – When he’s at dwelling, you can probable discover Darin Adams in his workshop guiding his Waterloo dwelling, sawing, drilling, and painting.
“This is a little something I do in my totally free time. It is like a aspect-time occupation, nearly,” he reported.
Adams will make furnishings for a certain clientele: toddlers.
His first customer was his five-year-previous daughter, Josie, who eats her foods at the compact picnic table her father created.
Soon after Adams posted about his creations on Fb about a year back, so numerous men and women reached out to him to obtain chairs and tables for their own young ones that he commenced “Treasures 4 Tots,” and hasn’t slowed down because.
He estimates by the stop of this 12 months, he will have developed up to 400 items of furniture.
“The tables choose about 45 minutes to make from lumber to a purposeful table. The patio chairs consider about an hour,” Adams explained.
He rates $55 for picnic tables painted in a stable coloration and $45 for unpainted tables. Painted chairs cost $45, and unpainted ones are $35.
Adams reported those people rates are a great deal much less high priced than what individuals would find for similar items on line.
“Not everybody has the belongings and sources to commit $200, $100 on a desk, and if my objective is to provide smiles, then my objective is to make the cost as constrained as doable,” he explained.
Whatsoever profit he does make is donated. This 12 months, Adams is supplying to the Waterloo organization Household of Hope and reported he has donated $180 this 12 months so considerably.
“They’re a charity that focuses on supporting gals in want and also girls growing older out of foster treatment age 18-24,” he reported.
Adams strategies to support even extra charities in the long run through sales, with every a person symbolizing another smaller smile sitting down in a brightly coloured seat made just for them.
“Kids deserve pleasure in lifetime as a great deal as anybody else,” he said.
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