TO SUPPORT WOODCENTRAL
If for some reason you've decided that our Recurring Donation program isn't for you, please consider supporting WoodCentral in some other way. Every contribution, no matter how small, is gratefully accepted.
Here are some of the ways you can help...
PayPal Donations: Just log in to your PayPal account, type "email@example.com" in the "Recipient's Email" box, and specify an amount. There are no minimum donations, it's secure, you don't have to give out a credit card number, and WoodCentral gets your donation right away.
If you are not already a Pay Pal member, sign up by clicking on the logo below. Your Pay Pal account is bound to come in handy online, especially if you plan to attend online auctions. (Check PayPal terms for latest signup rules and rewards.)
Credit Card: To donate with your Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover card, just call our toll-free number (1-877-933-4637) during business hours here on the East coast.
Check or Money Order: Mail your donations to
P.O. Box 493
Springtown, PA 18081
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All donors will receive two WoodCentral patches that you can sew or stick on anything that needs a sporty logo. At the $100 level, donors are eligible for a WoodCentral hat or T-shirt as well. And everyone who contributes will get my everlasting esteem and a commitment to keep this site growing and evolving in coming years.
Still more ways to support WoodCentral…Patronize our advertisers. One of the best ways to support us is to give your business to the good folks who advertise here. Every WoodCentral advertiser sells something that you probably need, so don't be shy. Visit their sites and tell them WoodCentral sent you. Take time out from your message meandering to click their banners. They'll be glad you did, and so will you! And, so will WoodCentral when they renew their ad.
Buy a hat or shirt. Our snazzy hats, T-shirts, denim shirts and fleeces are now proudly worn from coast to coast by the most discerning, fashion-conscious woodworkers. In our "Sightings" frame on the messageboard welcome screen, you can catch glimpses of WoodCentral hats in some pretty bizarre and unexpected places, like Stonehenge, the Taj Mahal, the great pyramids, the Grand Canyon, Big Ben and Machu Picchu. Join the fun! Click here or on the "WoodCentral Store" link on our messageboard for ordering information.
Run a benefit auction. From our Benefit Auctions messageboard, you can "auction" anything you think our visitors might like, and donate the proceeds to WoodCentral. It's a great way to make the best of unused tools, wood, books, videos, supplies or finished products.
Tell your friends about us. Higher traffic to WoodCentral results in increased advertising revenue.
Tell your friends about Woodfinder. Our partner site, Woodfinder, is the easiest way to find sources for wood, wood products and sawmill services. Woodfinder's 450+ suppliers want your business, whether you're looking for one board foot or a truckload. Find veneers, turning blanks, musical instrument woods, salvaged woods, moldings, logs, locally sawn woods and MORE. By patronizing Woodfinder suppliers, you are helping to support our entire online effort. Don't forget to tell them that Woodfinder sent you.
Be a Woodfinder scout. If your favorite wood dealer isn't already a Woodfinder supplier, please tell them about us. Better yet, call us toll-free at 1-877-933-4637 to tell us about potential Woodfinder members!
Volunteer your services. We can always use use the services of people with Web production skills -- HTML programming, graphic arts, editing experience, etc. -- to help us refresh some of our features and add new ones. If you're willing, able and even remotely interested, please inquire.
That's the long and short of it, folks. The bottom line is that we're all in this together. You can help WoodCentral continue to provide this unusual resource for information-thirsty woodworkers. All donations are gratefully accepted! And, please, don't hesitate to send me constructive feedback on WoodCentral. Tell me what you like and don't like about the site and suggest anything you'd like me to consider adding to our eclectic mix. As I've said from day one, "This site is BY and FOR you!"
Sorry about the long-winded commercial. Thanks for your support!
. . . Ellis Walentine, Host