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Clients in the Community: Desks By Dads

September 29, 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a seemingly endless number of challenges, we are always heartened to learn of and share the many ways individuals and businesses have mobilized to make things better.

When Shulman Rogers clients Jessica and Al Berrellez heard there were children struggling to effectively learn from home, they wanted to help. “Desks by Dads” began as a personal weekend project started by the Berrellez family to provide free desks and chairs to low-income students in need of a dedicated workspace. Today, with the support of friends and volunteers, they have delivered nearly 100 desks and chairs to local families.

“Every kid deserves to have their own little workstation,” says Al Berrellez, who works in the building materials industry. “This was something, to me, that seemed simple enough to do but that would make a big impact in these children’s lives and educational success.”

Shulman Rogers is pleased to support Desks by Dads and share Jessica and Al’s story. To find out more about Desks for Dads, read the Washington Post story here or watch ABC World News’ coverage here. If you would like to contribute to this effort, click here.