An Iowa teacher has made it his mission to build desks for students learning from home with limited space.\
Nate Evans organized Woodworking with a Purpose. It's a Core Cause under the Core Foundation Inc., who awarded them with a Community Hero award. Evans and over a dozen volunteers have made over 600 desks since the end of September. Their goal is to make 2,020 desks by the end of the school year, meaning they need to raise an additional $30,000 in materials.
"The very first day I made up my mind to do this, I went to the store with about $300 to spend," said Evans, who then recalled posting a Facebook status explaining his plan and writing if anyone wanted to help to let him know. "I spent about $300 and when I checked my Venmo that day, that's almost exactly what I had collected that day. It was just meant to be."
Evans says shortly after, volunteers kept coming to help and all donations are tax deductible. "We're just trying to help. A lot of the people who have made donations--they may not be woodworkers or they may not be craftsmen, but they want to help somehow. So they chipped in that way," said Evans.