First it was toilet paper, then disinfectant wipes, next it was meat, and now desks. All of these items have been in short supply because of COVID-19.
As millions of kids have been forced to conduct school virtually, many parents have been scrambling to find desks and workspaces for them. Home schooling has now become part of our new normal.
When we began to see a shortage, we knew we could help. T3 Expo saw an opportunity to use our skills, manufacturing know-how and put the materials in our warehouse to use. In August, we began building desks for kids to have a place to do their school day from home.
While building the desks, we were approached first by individuals and then by organizations to meet the needs of those less fortunate who couldn’t afford desks.
We formed a partnership with Good360 and are now making and delivering donated desks to organizations. Some individuals have ordered a desk or two for donation, while others have ordered over 40 desks that are going to The First Responders Children Foundation.
We have also had orders for over 400 desks for the Boston Public Schools too, and more orders continue to roll in as schools keep changing their approach to learning based on the pandemic.
The desks are made in Lakeville, MA, at T3’s headquarters. They have an optional whiteboard top, open storage and can be customized for size. They also come with Expo brand pack of four dry erase markets and an eraser. Very cool for kids who have to “show your work!”
The desk donation program is one of the many ways we are serving our community during these times, but also finding ways to keep our company afloat and our people employed.
As home schooling continues to become part of our life during this pandemic, we encourage families and other organizations to place an order, and we’ll ship it out right away. You can also message us for more information. https://bit.ly/3iBuqFV