Michigan Woodworkers Guild brings smiles for SNOWPILE

The Michigan Woodworkers Guild has been bringing smiles (and wooden toys) for SNOWPILE and other toys for 15 years to children at the DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan.  This year, they brought many cars, puzzles, planes, a sailboat (new) and even a basketball game (new). Their toys and games are beautifully made and each year the guild fundraises to have enough funds to buy supplies for what is donated for SNOWPILE.

Last June Minwax(R) gave a $5,000 cash grant, a supply of Minwax(R) products and a private wood finishing workshop to the Michigan Woodworkers’ Guild of Royal Oak to assist with their efforts of building toys for the children at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan. The Minwax® Community Craftsman Award is a national program that recognizes individuals and groups that promote community improvement through working with wood, and awards them financial grants and products to encourage continued community service. To learn more about this award, click here.

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The Michigan Woodworkers Guild has also built other beautiful unique things that have assisted the Child Life department to help ease the fears of children going through an MRI. They built a doll-sized MRI machine  is used as a medical play device, where children can send their dolls through the machine. This play allows the children to have a better understanding of what an MRI entails and helps alleviate the child’s stress about undergoing their own procedure. The guild has also donated a custom rocking horse, memory boxes for returning possessions to parents of children who have lost their fight, and a bookshelf for the library.

 

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is greatly appreciative of all the creative and thoughtful things they do to help make the lives of children better.

~Stephanie G.

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