This kind-hearted dad in California wants students around his community to enjoy virtual learning. Mitchell Couch who was once a carpenter has made dozens of desks for low-income students.
44-year-old Couch said he was inspired by his kids when he saw used the kitchen table for learning earlier this month. Public schools around Couch’s area have been operating virtually until further notice.
The father of two revealed that whenever his kids took over the kitchen table, it made meal time difficult for the family, and as such, he decided to make desks for his kids. These desks feature storage spaces and are also foldable to take less space after being used.
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This kind-hearted dad decided to make a video that provided instructions on how to make a desk with a low budget. He felt this would help other parents who want to make desks for their kids.
After Couch uploaded the video on YouTube, he was contacted by the owners of a Grocery Outlet, a discount supermarket chain. He was asked if he would be interested in building more desks for low-income students if the materials were paid for.
Since the beginning of October, Couch has been able to craft and he hopes to make 50 more. Couch said he has gotten a lot of messages from people begging for desks. In an interview with TODAY Parents, Dr. Deborah Gilboa, a family physician said that a desk is a reminder about expectations.
Even in a small space, a desk gives you a place that when you sit there, it says ‘school. It’s sort of like how some kids change clothes before gym class. Changing what you’re wearing or where you are physically reminds you of your purpose.Gilboa