Every year at this time, Marc (The Wood Whisperer) builds a simple project to raise money for a cancer charity. This year, he built a kid’s art easel based on plans from Wood Magazine and is donating $5 to CancerCare on behalf each of his viewers who makes one and sends him a photo.
Raise money for charity by doing what you love: woodworking!
When I saw the easel I thought this would make a great project for my viewers too, so I asked Marc if we could combine forces. My version is very similar to his, just a bit simpler. I am also going to donate $5 for every easel made. That’s ten bucks between the two of us, not to mention the matching donations provided by many corporate sponsors! We are hoping to raise $10,000 for CancerCare, an organization that provides support for people who are struggling with cancer. You can also donate directly, of course!
Since Wyatt is 16, he’s a little tall to get use out of this easel, so I am auctioning it off! Please bid on it here. 100% of the winning bid goes to CancerCare.
If you don’t have any young artists to build an easel for, consider making one and donating it to a local children’s hospital or care center. What a great way to kick off the holiday season!
Free plans/where to send your photos
Make either version you prefer, or even combine elements from each. The goal is to get as many of you building an easel as possible. Be sure to watch Marc’s video below, which explains everything much more eloquently than I!
- Details on Marc’s easel, and all the materials you will need.
- More about Woodworkers Fighting Cancer
- Submit your project
- About CancerCare