2024 Spring Challenge

April through May

This is the second year for Makers for St. Jude and this year we are adding a spring challenge. We raised over $11,000 our first year and our goal this year is to raise $20,000 by the end of the year!

$5,085 raised of $20,000 2024 goal

We have raised $16,192 since starting the project in 2023.

About the challenge

This is a group challenge for makers to come together with their talents to raise money to hit our $20,000 goal for St. Jude and help fight childhood cancer. We have a lot of cool prizes for the makers and working on getting more, so everyone that does the challenge has an opportunity to win, and the more you raise, the better your chances!

Ways you can join the challenge

As a maker

  1. You can raffle or sell an item(s) and donate the proceeds to your fundraiser. A lot of makers that have participated raffled an item that raised 3 times more than it normally sells for!
  2. You can just create a fundraiser under our group and ask for donations. You might be amazed how much you can raise by posting it on social media and asking family and friends for donations, and you can even donate to your own fundraiser.
  3. Donate directly to our Makers for St. Jude group fundraiser.
  4. For every $100 you raise, you get a raffle ticket for the prizes!

As a brand

  1. You can raffle or sell an item(s) and donate the proceeds to your fundraiser. SurfPrep Sanding raffled off a POV-8 valued at $700 and raised $2260 doing it! We are looking to get more brands to do raffles this year.
  2. You can donate a gift certificate or merchandise which the makers that participate will be eligible to win. You will be listed under the Prizes For Makers on this page, and also on the Sponsors page.
  3. Donate directly to our Makers for St. Jude group fundraiser.

Challenge Details

  • The challenge ends May 31st and we will use the amount you raised since January 1st for the raffle. The group fundraiser goes until the end of the year and you can still continue to fundraise until then.
  • To be eligible for the raffle prizes we suggest you create a fundraiser with the Makers for St. Jude group fundraiser so the amount you raise will be easier for us to track. This is your personal fundraiser to run however you want and you get credit for all money raised. The money you raise will be included with the group fundraiser towards our $20k goal. Details on how to create your fundraiser are on the How to Participate page.
  • You can raise money however you like! You can raffle or sell an item(s), post on social media just asking for donations, or whatever you want to do to raise money. You can even donate to your own fundraiser. You can collect money using Venmo, etc. and donate that to your fundraiser.
  • For the prizes you will get raffle entries based on the amount you raise.
  • For every $100 you raise, you will get 1 raffle entry. $260 will get 2 raffle entries.
  • If you hit $300, you will get 2 bonus entries. $570 will get 5 raffle entries plus 2 bonus entries for a total of 7.
  • If you hit $1000, you will get 3 additional bonus entries. $1200 will get 12 raffle entries plus (2 + 3) bonus entries for a total of 17.
  • All participants will be listed on The Makers page of the website, along with a link to their IG, FB, or website.

For details on how to get started and create your fundraiser

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Prize Sponsors: @carbonmethod @realmilkpaintco @isotunes @bumblechutes @twwguild @rockler_woodworking @georgesupplycompany @rusticlumberstore @toolstoday @totalboat @walrusoil @bossdogwoodglue @besseytools_northamerica @danieldunlap.woodworks @xfastenbrand @ptreesworkshop
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In Partnership With

Sawdust Talk
SurfPrep Sanding

Prizes For Makers

$3000 in prizes for makers that participate! Please follow all of these awesome sponsors!
3 DEFY Slim BT and 2 DEFY Slim earmuffs, $450 value
Duct Tape Silver, Hook and Loop Strips, Glue Tape Model K (RED), Glue Tape Model C, Honeycomb Packing Paper Tan, Nano Tape, Box Cutter, Tailor Scissors Yellow, 2 winners, $405 value
Rockler Portable Drill Guide with Vise, $350 value (click image for details)
The Wood Whisperer Guild
Guild bundle (winner's choice of 3 courses), copy of Marc's books (Hybrid Woodworking and Essential Joinery), $350 value
Real Milk Paint Co.
$300 gift certificate
Total Boat
1-gallon kit of High Performance Epoxy, mixing cups, a hat, UV Resin, and a bottle of Wood Honey, $210 value, CONUS only
Carbon Method
2 $100 gift certificates
Tools Today
Amana CNC starter bit set and a hat, $150 value, CONUS only
pTree's Workshop
$100 gift certificate to his Etsy store and hoodie, $130 value
Rustic Lumber
2 cans of Rustic Lumber Furniture Oil (clear or color), $100 value
George Supply Co
3 pack of CA glue, a banner with the winner's logo, and a $25 gift card, $100 value
Walrus Oil
Furniture Maker Master Kit- Furniture Finish, Furniture Butter, Furniture Wax, and Buffing Rag, $65 value
Daniel Dunlap Woodworks
Bow tie inlay set and choice of zero clearance insert or push stick, $60 value
Bossdog Glue
Ultimate Pro Packs (1 gallon and a 16oz bottle) and Boss Brush, $55 value
Wood Armor Kit - 16 oz Wood Finish and 4 oz Bee’Nooba Wax, $50 value
Bessey Tools
4 pack of trigger clamps, $35 value

Contact us to donate

St. Jude patient Gabe

When the lights on the Christmas tree hurt Gabe’s eyes at Christmas, his mom knew something was wrong. Never in her wildest dreams could she have imagined what came next. At just 6 years old, Gabe had a rare brain cancer.

Families, like Gabe's, never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food. Gabe’s family is very thankful for the generosity of donors.