Home Depot and the Waxahachie Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club teamed up Friday to give about 35 children an opportunity to try their hand at woodwork.

With materials provided by Home Depot and some supervision by two store representatives and Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club staff, the children worked feverishly to build their sailboats.

“We saw a poster on the wall at Home Depot advertising their Kid’s Workshops one day and inquired about it,” said Stephanie Goncalves of the Boys & Girls Club. “We are hoping to have this program every month or so.”

“I have taken my Cub Scout pack to Home Depot for the Kid’s Workshop and I just think it’s really cool,” said Pat McDonald.

The Kid’s Workshop offer a variety of projects for children to build.

“We have kits for bird houses, pirate ships, sail boats and a castle bank,” said Sarah Lock, Kid’s Workshop captain for Home Depot.

Lyndalee Hill of Home Depot said the program is available for other community projects as well.

“People call us and tell us what they need and we will do what we can to help,” Hill said. “We build things such as benches for playgrounds.”

Hill said Home Depot holds a Kid’s Workshop session the first Saturday of every month.

“It is mandatory that at least one parent accompany their child during the workshop, but, with the parent’s help, the project doesn’t take long,” Hill said.

Each child is given an orange Home Depot apron and a button upon completion of his or her project.

“This is one way Home Depot can give back to the community,” Hill said.

For further information, call Home Depot at 972-938-8188 or call the Salvation Army at 972-937-7727.

E-mail Paul at paul.gauntt@wninews.com