22 years of empowering and inspiring over 50,000 children and adults with cancer and other serious illnesses in 42 states!

The children are our mission.
We need your support.

Our Mission


Our mission is to heal and restore the spirit of seriously ill, hospitalized children across the country by delivering woodworking programs that empower and delight. We are working with 35 hospitals with the goal of achieving national reach.

  • All of our projects are designed specifically for the hospital environment
  • Our programs are built to be self-paced
  • Each program kit comes with a workbook written in a clear & engaging style

Our Projects

Race Car

A fun and fast wooden race car project builds confidence and feelings of success.


A popular project that promotes creativity and stimulates imagination with thought of a sea-going adventure.

Dream Box

A special box to keep treasures in that builds self-esteem and happiness.


Program Benefits

  • Independent learning skills
  • Self-confidence from building with tools
  • Cognitive development
  • Creative expression
  • Pride in creating something unique


“The Dances with Wood program brings so many social, emotional, and physical benefits to our patients and families.”


New York-Presbyterian

“This remarkable program has had a significant impact upon the hospital experience of thousands of pediatric patients, families and staff. It has made an enormous difference in the lives of critically and chronically ill inpatients and outpatients.”


Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital

We Serve Hospitals Around the Country

We've been helping children and adults across the country for over 22 years.