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!

DreamBuilders 2020: Building for Those in Need

DreamBuilders plans to build folding desks and school supply organizer kits for home use for children in need. Our change in focus is the result of adjusted conditions during the COVID pandemic. We will ensure appropriate physical distancing for our volunteers’ safety during our local work days this summer and fall.

The project utilizes our building and technical skills to address a community need. We intend to provide these items to improve the study environment for elementary and high school students, particularly for those learning remotely from bedrooms. An organized learning environment not only affects concentration and productivity–it also promotes physical, emotional and social well-being.

We seek teen and adult involvement in planning, design, building, and distribution. If you want to help, or have questions, email Doug at silversteinleung@yahoo.com

DreamBuilders is Mobilizing! Young Adults and Teens: Join our Virtual “Town Hall” June 22

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Serving those in need Since 2002

Sign up for the Virtual Town Hall here

Please join us for a virtual meeting Monday, June 22, 2020 at 7PM. We need your ideas on how DreamBuilders can best serve those in need during this challenging time. Please spread the word and let’s show the community what DreamBuilders can accomplish! Adults are welcome too, but we will be soliciting ideas from the youth first. 

Sadly, the Coronavirus pandemic caused DreamBuilders to cancel our mission trips and local building projects this year. It’s not possible to undertake our significant construction projects while ensuring the safety of our volunteers. Social distancing isn’t feasible on construction sites. Rest assured, we will resume our mission of building homes for those in need as soon as it is safe to do so.

In the meantime, the leadership team is ready to apply our organization skills, significant volunteer base and our financial resources to help during this crisis. We have some ideas on how we can support the local communities with food drives, etc. and we want your input about other ways DreamBuilders can make a difference!

Please note: Participants must sign up in advance. You’ll receive an email with the Zoom link and password within 48 hours. Sign up closes at 3pm on June 22.

Win a Raffle for an iPhone 11 Pro Max!

Apple iPhone Pro Max with 256 GBytes of Memory

Be lucky, and support DreamBuilders! The virtual drawing will be held June 30, 2020. Winner will be called immediately.

$20 per raffle ticket / $50 for 3 raffle tickets. Only 200 tickets for sale. Contact john.mcbeth@verizon.net for tickets.

A transformative triple‑camera system that adds tons of capability without complexity. An unprecedented leap in battery life. Double the water resistance to a depth of 4 meters for 30 minutes. And a mind‑blowing chip that doubles down on machine learning and pushes the boundaries of what a smartphone can do. Welcome to the first iPhone powerful enough to be called Pro. iphone-11-pro

  • Super Retina XDR display
  • 6.5‑inch (diagonal) all‑screen OLED Multi‑Touch display
  • HDR display
  • 2688‑by‑1242-pixel resolution at 458 ppi
  • 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio (typical)

Virtual Matzohball Run to Benefit DreamBuilders and Our Maryland Community

Sign up for Temple Isaiah‘s 16th Annual Matzohball 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run from June 7-14, 2020. Register for FREE and run your own personal 5K or 1 mile course anywhere close to home.  Donations of any amount are welcome! This safe running event supports others in need, particularly during this challenging time. The event benefits DreamBuilders, Grassroots, HopeWorks, and the Temple community. #VirtualMatzohBall

View our 1 minute Matzohball Run Appreciation Video: https://youtu.be/91mcI9wN0u8

Be Lucky! Buy a raffle ticket for an iPhone 11 Pro Max

Apple iPhone Pro Max with 256 GBytes of Memory

Help support DreamBuilders and some good luck may rub off!

$20 per raffle ticket / $50 for 3 raffle tickets. Only 200 tickets will be sold.

A transformative triple‑camera system that adds tons of capability without complexity. An unprecedented leap in battery life. Double the water resistance to a depth of 4 meters for 30 minutes. And a mind‑blowing chip that doubles down on machine learning and pushes the boundaries of what a smartphone can do. Welcome to the first iPhone powerful enough to be called Pro. iphone-11-pro

  • Super Retina XDR display
  • 6.5‑inch (diagonal) all‑screen OLED Multi‑Touch display
  • HDR display
  • 2688‑by‑1242-pixel resolution at 458 ppi
  • 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • The VIRTUAL Drawing will be June 30, 2020 and winner will be notified immediately. held at 8pm on April 4, 2020 at the conclusion of the Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction at Temple Isaiah in Fulton. Need not be present to win. For tickets, contact: john.mcbeth@verizon.net

POSTPONED: Save the Date: Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction 2020

POSTPONED due to restrictions on large events. We plan to hold the event later this year, and will share details as they become available.

A DreamBuilders Spaghetti Dinner Dessert Favorite: Cookies by Sugar Mamma Bakery

Please support our annual dinner fundraising event on April 4, 2020 at Temple Isaiah, 5-8 pm. Bid on a wonderful selection of auction items, including: NFL football tickets; fine art, jewelry, wine, gift certificates to local restaurants, stellar timeshare vacations, and more. All proceeds directly support DreamBuilders mission trips and projects. No rsvp needed. Adults $15; Children 11 & under are $10. Cash or check only.

Donate Silent Auction items! The silent auction is DreamBuilders’ primary fundraising event of the year. Contributions–large and small–are needed from you, local merchants, and others. All contributions are tax deductible and greatly appreciated! To donate items, please contact: Cathy Gold (heycathy@verizon.net)