Dr. Hope and Rachel contacted their local public school, Harrison Hill Elementary School, downloaded the Portable Desk Implementation Guide from the Maryland DreamBuilders’ website (https://dreambuildersmd.org/dreamdesks/) then coordinated and hosted a desk build with members and friends from the local community. Their team built 96 desks in just one day, truly a remarkable feat!Check out their various news stories:
Today, DreamBuilders was pleased to accept two newly built DreamBuilders Portable Desks from Martin Raabe and Preston Lauria.
Martin and Preston, juniors in high school, experienced the fun and satisfaction of participating in the DreamBuilders Portable Desk builds last year. Together with dozens of other volunteers, more than 200 Portable Desks have been constructed.
Martin and Preston turned their garage into a woodworking workshop and spent about 6 hours on each of the desks.
The young men enjoyed the opportunity, gaining the experience to construct these desks from raw materials, but more importantly, helping other students have dedicated work stations. They enjoy woodworking, robotics, engineering, architecture and music. You can read more about Martin and Preston on their website page at: https://dreambuildersmd.org/meet-martin-and-preston/
Keep up the great work and thank you! We look forward to having you join us on future desk builds.
Please keep in mind there may be unforeseen reasons for the changes of our volunteer builds due to circumstances beyond our control. We appreciate your patience and understanding and we will update you as quickly as information becomes available should a change be required.
DreamBuilders’ Leadership team and volunteers anticipated building 120 portable desks for students in the community on September 26 and October 3rd and exceeded their desired goal.
These desks will be provided to students in need in the local area to enable them to have dedicated work spaces during this time of virtual learning. In August, 100 desks were distributed and the need increased as the mandate to personally attend public schools has been extended.
A very special “thank you” to all the organization and individuals that provided materials, food, music and labor to help us accomplish this major build event.
The second organized portable desk build event will be completed tomorrow with a target of 120 portable desks for students in the community.
The first group of students that received the desks have enjoyed having their own dedicated workspace and are very thankful that the DreamBuilders’ Leadership Team and Volunteers took the time to help them in their educational endeavors.
The desks will be finished and distributed within the next few weeks.
Thanks to all the volunteers that graciously gave up their weekends to help and support the next generation of leaders!