Handmade wooden elephant rocker donated to FireFighters 4 Kids toy drive

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WMCH) — Paul Poulsom of Columbus donated a handmade elephant rocker to the FireFighters 4 Kids toy drive.

Poulsom is retired and fills his time woodworking to benefit others.

The rocker is made of 24 feet by 8 feet by 2 inches of pine. It took him about a week to build and finish back in August.

His current project is 15 pieces of Antarsia

Basically, its different color wood glued together to create a picture with depth and texture.

Those will be used as door prizes at an assisted living and care center in Hilliard for the residents.

Poulsom tells NBC4 he prefers to give his work away rather than take any money. We visited Poulsom’s woodworking shop to get a look at his next project.

Thank you for your awesome donation, Mr. Poulsom. 

You don’t have to be so elaborate with your donations. NBC4 hosted a donation day to collect new, unwrapped toys, gift cards and monetary donations on Saturday, December 8. Donations can also be made at central Ohio fire stations or any CME Federal Credit Union location now through December 24.

From Dec. 10 to Dec. 13, 1,450 families have picked up toys for 3,786 kids. 

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