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.

Thank You Home Depot
The desktop on the left was the first prototype Dave and Gene built. My youngest grandson said the top needs to be about seven inches deeper. (His mom measured how much he wanted it bigger.) Will the one on the right be the winner?
Yes! My grandson says this desktop is just right!
Thanks to my brother, Paul, we got the extra lumber we needed.
Dave and Gene hard at work building the desktops.
These Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago volunteers, Dave and Gene are incredible. We are so appreciative of their skills and the many hours they donate. Their generosity is felt across Chicagoland.
Clark sanding the desktops.