DreamBuilders Exceeds Portable Desk Build Goal

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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.

DreamBuilders finalizing the building of 120 portable desks tomorrow

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!

Volunteers Needed to Help Build Portable Desks on Saturday, September 26, 2020!

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Volunteers are needed to help build more portable desks for students in need.

Join the DreamBuilders team as we work together to build desks and enable students to have a dedicated workspace during this time of Covid-19 and virtual learning!

The need is great, so register today to volunteer on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This volunteer event will occur at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 12701 Hall Shop Road, Highland, MD.

REGISTER TODAY AT: https://dreambuildersmd.org/volunteer-registration/

For more information about the Portable Desk Project, follow this link: https://dreambuildersmd.org/dreamdesks/

Portable Desk Implementation and Construction Guide is available!

DreamBuilders Portable Desk Implementation and Construction Guide

DreamBuilders is pleased to announce the Portable Desk Construction and Implementation Guide has been completed and is now available.

Please visit our webpage at: https://dreambuildersmd.org/dreamdesks/ and complete the guide request form. A follow up email containing a downloadable link will be sent to you within the next couple of days.

Donations are also welcome, see our website for a safe and secure option to help provide desks to students.

DreamBuilders’ Portable Desk Construction and Implementation Guide is now available!

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DreamBuilders is pleased to announce the Portable Desk Construction and Implementation Guide has been completed and is now available.

Please visit our webpage at: https://dreambuildersmd.org/dreamdesks/ and complete the guide request form. A follow up email containing a downloadable link will be sent to you within the next couple of days.

Thank you for your patience.

DreamBuilders’ Portable Desk Project continues to grow!

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The DreamBuilders’ Portable Desk project has continued to get national attention and numerous inquiries are being received.

We thank you for your patience as we continue to develop the DreamBuilders’ Portable Desk Construction and Implementation Guide for distribution to individuals that have requested them.

If you would like to organize a DreamBuilder Desk Construction Event in your area or have the necessary skills to build a desk, please visit our website and complete the request form to receive the Portable Desk Construction and Implementation Guide: https://dreambuildersmd.org/dreamdesks/

Two additional DreamBuilders’ Portable Desk Manufacturing days are tentatively scheduled in the Maryland area in the upcoming months. More details to follow on our Facebook page.

Sign up for “Desks for Kids” Work Days: August 1st or 8th

Wood Burning Mark for Folding Desk Production

Help build at least 120 folding desks for local students in need, for the upcoming virtual school semester. When you sign up, we explain the workstations and ask about your skill level. Some manufacturing tasks require special skills, such as precision cutting with a chop saw or attention to detail in assembling components of the desk.

Most workstations involve a team of two or three individuals. Due to social distancing challenges, we ask people who are immediate family members or close friends to volunteer for the multi-person teams. Please commit to working the full day, from 8:30am until 4pm. This way, we don’t have to re-train volunteers mid-day.

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR MASKS in the parking lot at St. Mark’s Church in Highland. DreamBuilders will take additional precautionary measures to minimize potential exposure to the CORONAVIRUS.

We’ll host a Zoom meeting on Friday evening before each workday to review team assignments, tasks, health, safety, and Q+A. Casey’s Crab Company will provide lunch. For more info: Doug at silversteinleung@yahoo.com

Update 7/28/2020: All volunteer openings have been filled for this workday. However, we fully expect that demand for these desks will be high, so look for announcements of additional production days!

32 volunteers needed Saturday, August 1 – (Raindate: Aug 8)
14 volunteers needed Saturday, August 8 – (Raindate: Aug 15)

Folding Desk Project-Save the Date: August 1st

DreamBuilders Folding Desk Prototype, designed and built by Jeff Kassman

DreamBuilders’ first work day for our new project is planned for Saturday, August 1st, 2020 from 8:30-4pm at St. Marks Church in Highland. We will arrange a variety of physically distanced work stations to build and assemble more than 100 desks for low-income families in need of our help. The finished product will be distributed to students for an improved learning environment while at home during the pandemic. Check back soon for additional details along with an online sign up for volunteers.

And the Winner is…

…Kelly Winter! Congratulations on purchasing the winning ticket for an iPhone 11 Pro Max! The drawing took place during the June 30, 2020 Leadership Team meeting. Thanks to everyone who bought raffle tickets in support of DreamBuilders!