About Us


We’re makers and we care.

Makers Care is an organization of makers, artists, crafters, builders, woodworkers, metalworkers, and DIYers who are helping to improve the the lives of people and make the world a better place through our fundraising efforts.

Lets make Animals!

Animal companions are well known to have a therapeutic effect on children (and adults!) who are living with serious and life-threatening medical conditions. We thought this would be a perfect theme for our 2016 Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraising campaign.

Here’s how it works: Make an animal or create a work of art using any materials you like! We’ll be making donations for every critter submitted.

What You can submit

Our goal is to get as many people involved as possible and raise as much money to help grant wishes for kids with life-threatening medical conditions. We won’t exclude anyone from participating. All you need to do is make an animal!

The possibilities are endless!

  • Wood
  • Food
  • Needlework
  • Metal
  • Painting/Drawing
  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Knitting/Crocheting
  • Legos
  • Chalk
  • Ceramics
  • Anything else! Get creative!

After you’ve completed your project, take a good photo of it and submit it to Makers Care. Please consider making a $5 or greater donation at the same time! Another way to help out is to tell others about your contributions and share Makers Care with your social networks. Please use the official hashtag: #MakersCare2016.

YouTubers: Make a video

One of the best ways to inspire and motivate people is to make a video showing what you make! We want to see your build videos. Again, get as creative as you want.

You don’t have to have any experience to shoot a video! Just grab your smart phone or camera and start documenting your project as you make it. Please mention how you are helping to raise funds to grant wishes for children with life-threatening conditions and encourage (or challenge!) your viewers to make their own animals or video and to visit MakersCare.org to post their projects and to make a donation.

When you are done with your video, post it on YouTube and then submit the link here on the Makers Care web site. We’ll get your video added to the video gallery within 24 hours. When submitting your video, please consider making a $5 or greater donation at that time. (Not a requirement!)

Make a direct donation

Of course your direct donations make a huge difference! Just head over to the Makers Care team page and contribute whatever you can to help us reach our goal. Plus you can check our progress! Our goal is $6000.

Spread the word

If you feel you can’t or simply don’t have time or resources to make a animal you can still help out a lot! Mostly by spreading the word about Maker Care. The more people who are aware of this campaign, the more people we can get involved and the more Wish Kids we are likely to help. All you have to do is tell people in you social networks, and of course, mention #MakerCare2016.

Sharing is caring! Use #MakersCare2016