Woodcraft Matches Customer Donations to Give $3,928 to Fresh Wood Competition

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Brittney Hoffmeier of Mustang, Oklahoma, won first place in the 2015 Fresh Wood competition seating category for her Sam Maloof Rocking Chair Replica. (Photo by Joe Coomber)

Woodcraft customers were generous again in 2016, donating $1,964 to Fresh Wood, a student woodworking competition. Woodcraft matched donations to bring the total gift to $3,928. Since Woodcraft launched the matching program in 2012, it has raised $27,002 for Fresh Wood.

The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS) sponsors the biennial Fresh Wood woodworking competition for high school and post secondary students in conjunction with the AWFS Fair for the purpose of showcasing student woodworking talent and introducing students who are interested in woodworking careers to the industry and to a national trade show. In addition, winners take home monetary and tool awards. 

“AWFS is honored by and grateful for the donation from Woodcraft and its customers to the Fresh Wood student woodworking competition,” said Adria Torrez, AWFS assistant education director. “Fresh Wood has grown in its 10-year history to become a prestigious North American exhibition of student woodworking that many attendees highly anticipate at the AWFS Fair. The funds you have raised will go toward student cash prizes and help offset the cost of travel for students and teachers traveling to the AWFS Fair.”

For more information about the July 19-22, 2017, AWFS Fair and Fresh Wood competition, as well as winners and their projects in 2015 and past years, visit http://awfsfair.org/attendee-information/student-contests.

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