about us

Our Location

In May of 2004, Wood-to-Wonderful purchased a deteriorating building at 1044 North 8th Street, Reading, PA. Since then, Wood-to-Wonderful has made extensive renovations to the site. This newly renovated building is the proud home of Wood-to-Wonderful and its many grass roots community outreach programs. It is also a credit to the neighborhood.

Our Board of Directors


Wood-to-Wonderful is a Thrivent Choice participating organization. Through this member-advised charitable grant program, eligible Thrivent members can direct funds to Wood-to-Wonderful throughout each calendar year.

To see if you are eligible to direct funds, call Thrivent at 800-847-4836 or visit online at Thrivent.com/thriventchoice.

  • To donate: Click on the blue "Get started now" link located on the right side of the screen under "Direct Choice Dollars" (login is required).
  • Select “Wood-to-Wonderful” from the catalog.
  • Check the box to direct Choice Dollars.
  • Grant funds are direct deposited to Wood-to-Wonderful's bank account, and Wood-to-Wonderful is notified when a gift is made.



Douglas E. Brown


Louise Brown

  Retired Teacher

Lindsey Akers

  Supervisor, Small Business Group,
  Reinsel Kuntz Lesher, LLP

David Engle, CPA

  Partner/Reinsel, Kuntz, Lesher, LLP

Carl Bard

  Retired Teacher

Richi Delgado

Lei Liao

  Vanguard Charitable

Heather Foster

Michael Schorn

  Former City Councilman

Dean Showers

  President, United Steelworkers Local Union 6996

© Wood-to-Wonderful 2016

Wood-to-Wonderful was founded by Louise and Doug Brown in 1987 in the Washington, DC, suburbs and relocated to Reading, PA, in 1997. Wood-to-Wonderful’s original grass roots mission was to make wooden

toys for less fortunate children. To this end, over 150,000 wooden toys have been made and distributed to needy children over the years. Wood-to-Wonderful is a 501(c)(3) organization

Doug Brown - Director   I   woodtowonderful@comcast.net

1044 North 8th Street, Reading, PA 19604   I   610.378.8697