Program Description

The Iron Bridge Woodshop (IBW) program is an extension of woodworking activities that naturally developed in the small basement shop in the home of Six Treasures Ministries founders, Robert and Leslie Littrell. Over the years, many homeless men have helped build cabinets, cutting boards, cheese trays, picture frames, key racks, table tops, and bookcases. Informal sales of cutting boards grew and led to the creation of a broader, more structured program defined by regularly scheduled shop times. Overseen by trained IBW volunteers, volunteers and participants work together to produce handcrafted wood products. Once completed, products are marketed primarily by word of mouth but are also sold through a few local retail venues.

Proceeds from sales support the work of Six Treasures Ministries, a Lexington nonprofit seeking to build life-giving relationships with the homeless.