Welcome to Makers for St. Jude

Thank you for visiting Makers for St. Jude which was launched in January of 2023. The idea came from Woodworker vs. Cancer who is a 51-year childhood cancer survivor that has raised over $22,000 for cancer since 2022. St. Jude sent a film crew to his shop to talk about his childhood cancer story and how he is using his woodworking hobby to raise money for St. Jude. The goal of this project is to get more makers and brands to join us to raise money and help get the childhood cancer survival rate to 100%.

Thanks to Sawdust Talk and SurfPrep Sanding for partnering with us in 2024!

Grit
St. Jude patient Gabe with his parents

Our first annual Spring Challenge is currently running now through the end of May. We have over $3000 in prizes for makers that participate, so please join us to raise money for childhood cancer!

$12,566 raised of $20,000 2024 goal

63%
We have raised $23,673 since starting the project in 2023.

Everyone is invited to participate in this cause and group fundraiser, and we want all types of makers and brands to join us! Our goal is to get the word to travel on social media so more makers can learn about and join this project.

St. Jude patient Grit

Grit’s family began their journey with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital when he was diagnosed with cancer in December 2017. In April 2023, after 1,922 days of chemotherapy, Grit officially finished treatment. As Grit says, he no longer needs his “hulk juice.”

“Grit is thriving,” his dad Nolan said. When asked about St. Jude, Nolan says, “There’s just no greater cause. Helping kids survive and live long, fulfilling lives so they can go on to live out the St. Jude legacy and then pay it forward themselves.”

Here are some of the generous makers and brands that have joined us for 2024:

TF Woodcraft
TF Woodcraft
Soluna Woodworks
Soluna Woodworks
G & M Wood Designs
G & M Wood Designs
Matthew Ableman
Matthew Ableman
Roots in Portugal
Roots in Portugal
The Forged Fox
The Forged Fox
Olive and Pine Designs
Olive and Pine Designs
Gray Elephant Goods
Gray Elephant Goods
Willow & Ash Designs
Willow & Ash Designs
DadCrafted
DadCrafted
VanStray Designs
VanStray Designs
Big Dogs Workshop
Big Dogs Workshop
SurfPrep Sanding
SurfPrep Sanding
Temecula Yard Games
Temecula Yard Games
Rustic Lumber Store
Rustic Lumber Store

To learn about all the makers and brands:

St. Jude Film Crew Interview
St. Jude Film Crew Table Saw
St. Jude Film Crew
St. Jude film crew with Woodworker vs. Cancer

St. Jude Patients

Gabe
Gabe
Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn
Farouk
Farouk
Mia
Mia
Lucas
Lucas

St. Jude Patient Artwork

Art Victoria
Victoria, 10
Art Angeles
Angeles, 8
Art Ta'Liyah
Ta'Liyah, 4
Art Lily
Lily, 17