2012 Second Prize Award: Minwax® Do Good With Wood

A $2,000 cash grant and a supply of Minwax® products was awarded to the Woodworkers Guild of Georgia, based in Atlanta, GA. The guild members are being recognized for their work on behalf of the Life Legacy Box Project for patients in hospice care. Started by doctors, nurses, and caregivers, the Life Legacy Box Project provides handcrafted wooden boxes for hospice patients to house special papers and mementos that they want to leave to their loved ones. Woodworkers, health professionals, and other volunteers work with the hospice patients and their families and friends to create and distribute the boxes as a means for honoring, preserving, and passing down one’s life legacy.

2000 Grand Prize Winner: Minwax® Do Good With Wood

The Woodworkers Guild of Georgia received a $5,000 cash grant and a supply of Minwax® products. The Guild members are seen here working on projects with boys from the Mountain Top Boys’ Home. Since it was founded in 1980, the Mountain Top Boys’ Home has provided education and social nurturing to boys ages 14 thru 17 that have been adjudicated by the courts. In 2000, a wood shop was completed with updated equipment, and an outstanding vocational education program was installed by volunteers from the Woodworkers Guild of Georgia.