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Help is on the way with 500 new desks for students learning at home!

CBH Homes and Idaho Press Tribune are stepping up to help students this holiday!


Desks for students.

As students in Idaho are continuing to learn from home, they’re in need of dedicated workspaces. Bring in the Idaho Press Tribune and CBH Homes and a new partnership for desks for students is created. 

Matt Davidson, Publisher & President at Idaho Press Tribune said, “We published a story on new hobbies that the staff at the Idaho Press have picked up, and I shared that I’ve been doing woodworking. From there, a Caldwell teacher reached out asking if I’d be willing to build desks for students. She had a need for over 50.”

After that, the Idaho Press Tribune called in CBH Homes for help.

“It takes a village when working to help the community. You need resources and a network to tap into. At CBH Homes, we’re always striving to be a good neighbor. So when the Idaho Press Tribune reached out, we knew we could help,” said Holly Haener, Director of Sales & Marketing at CBH Homes. 

Idaho Press Tribune and CBH Homes decided the need was greater than 50 desks.  They partnered to help build over 300 desks for students in the Treasure Valley. CBH Homes supplied the wood glue, lumber and hardware. The Idaho Press is calling on the community to help volunteer to build the desks. The response has been amazing with 104 volunteers committing to build over 500 desks for students to have their own space to write and stay organized while distance learning at home. If you’d like to participate, sign up here

“It’s projects like the desks for students that keep us positive during these times. We want to look for the good in the community and want our team to know that they’re making a difference,” said Ronda Conger, Vice President of CBH Homes.

While CBH Homes may be known as Idaho’s largest homebuilder, they’re doing more than just building homes. This holiday season, CBH has been on a mission to help all that they can. From sponsoring a family from the Boys & Girls Club, to diving in to help finish a remodel for a wife and her kids who recently lost their father during their home renovation, CBH Homes is working to make an impact on the lives of Idahoans. This year alone, CBH Homes has given back over $250,000 to local organizations. See all the organizations they help here.