Students in Nathan Boelhauf’s wood shop classes at Escondido High School have been spending class time learning about cross grains and grooves, while working with jigsaws, hand planes and a variety of other tools. But they have added another dimension.
Throughout the semester, students have been designing, building and refining child-sized tables and chairs to be delivered to one family in need for each of Escondido’s 11 elementary schools.
Along with the furniture, the families will receive other items donated by the students and staff including board games, such as Mancala, Chutes/Ladders, Scrabble Jr.; art supplies, paper, crayons etc.; books, such as “Very Hungry Caterpillar,” “Rosie Revere,” and “Creature ABC.”
They are also giving away a plush Cougar, the school’s mascot, to children of needy families.