American woodworker and founder of Woodlife Inc., Joey Myers has created a spiraling Christmas tree to support the Restore Hope initiative, which focuses on foster care and prison recidivism. Harding University as a strategic partner of the initiative showcased this eight-foot wide Christmas tree in front of the Mclnteer Bible and World Missions Building.
In the Christmas tree lighting ceremony, students purchased Christmas tree decorations for $5 each, and the collected money was given to foster families in White County to purchase gifts for underprivileged children. The main objective was to help foster children enjoy this festive season just like other kids do.
Joey decided to go with the spiral design rather than the traditional conifer tree shape. He along with his wife bought wooden strips of different sizes, drilled holes in the center of these strips and weaved them through a metal pipe to get a spiral tree-like shape.
Once they got it right with the shape, they started decorating the tree with Christmas ornaments and light. The project definitely encouraged students to think about the cravings of the needy ones and how they too deserve to have a merry time during the festivity.