WFU students to personalize desks for local school children

Students at WFU paint desks for students from a local elementary school

Hundreds of Wake Forest University students will gather on Poteat Field Thursday, April 12, from 3 to 6 p.m. to decorate desks for children who attend Old Town Elementary School.

Discovering Education through Student Knowledge (D.E.S.K.) is an annual service project that was launched in 2000 by Tierney Kraft (’04) and Elizabeth Eubank (’04). Kraft and Eubank saw a need for the children they tutored to have a special space in their homes for studying and learning.

Wake Forest students representing more than 50 organizations will help paint the desks. Each group is paired with a child, and together they personalize the desk in accordance with the child’s preferences — whether hearts, rainbows, superheroes or soccer balls.

The children will also receive school supplies that have been collected through donations.

D.E.S.K. co-chairs for 2018 are Meryl Fiore (’19), John Clancy (‘19) and Sarah Averbuch (’19).

More information about D.E.S.K. can be found online.

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