We built and delivered over 200 desks across Chicagoland. We started a new batch of 47 desks utilizing wood left over from other projects and new lumber subsidized by a Home Depot grant! We know that schools are reopening for in-person learning, but we also know that parents are keeping 50% of students home for remote learning. High-risk families need to limit their exposure to COVID-19. Chicago Community Tools, along with Life Quilt Foundation and Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago are making sure students have a desk of their own to learn remotely.
Getting the last 50 desks ready by adjusting each one to make sure the legs fit, sanding each top and finally sealing with clear polyurethane. These desks used mostly scrap lumber for the tops with the rest of the costly lumber supplied by Lowe’s Home Improvement and The Home Depot Foundation. Special thanks to David Gemperline, Gene Kocian and the rest of the team from Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago for the many hours they spent creating the desks.
Welcome to Chicago Community Tools, where we are remaking communities with each tool we lend. We encourage you to post your pictures of our tools helping doers of good deeds do their thing!