UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ -- Rehab Addict TV host Nicole Curtis's foundation won a special Minwax 2013 Do Good With Wood Award, a program that gives financial grants and products to encourage community service through working with wood.
Minwax cited Curtis's passion to preserve and rehabilitate old homes and teach the next generation of woodworkers by rehabbing numerous homes in her native Detroit and Minneapolis. Curtis will receive a $5,000 grant for her Nicole Curtis Foundation.
Minwax selected The Western New York Woodturners as First Prize winner in the 2013 Do Good With Wood Award program, honoring the volunteers' use of their woodworking skills to benefit the upstate Make-A-Wish foundation chapter. Each year since 2006, more than 90 volunteers come build and stain and sell wood items at a 12-day fair. Last summer, the group raised more than $20,000 to fulfill two wishes for sick children from their area. Since coming together, they have raised more than $115,000.
The Western New York Woodturners, received a $5,000 cash grant, a supply of Minwax products, and a private wood finishing workshop with renowned do-it-yourself expert and author Bruce Johnson.
Second prize award including a $2,000 cash grant and a supply of Minwax products went to the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers, based in Portland. The guild members built and donated dressers to the Open House Ministries shelter.
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