Twin Star Home Donates Desks to High School and Transitional Education Students
In an effort to support students in need during the COVID-19 global pandemic, Florida-based home furnishings producer Twin Star Home announced that it has donated 500 desks to Chicago-area Bolingbrook High School and the Secondary Transition Experience Program (STEP), both part of the Valley View School District. Desks were delivered on May 7 and during the week of May 18, and they are available for students and teachers to use in their homes for remote learning.
“During this trying time, the Valley View School District community is rallying around our belief that ‘we’re all in this together,” says Valley View School District 365U Assistant Superintendent of Schools Rachel Kinder. “The generous donation of these desks from Twin Star Home is an outstanding example of how people are coming together to support each other’s needs. We are grateful for Twin Star’s kindness and generosity.”
The Twin Star Home team worked with local school administrators to identify schools in need and spread the word to the community that the desks were available free of charge. The first wave of donated desks were distributed to teachers for use in conducting remote learning sessions. Students from both Bolingbrook and STEP—a special education initiative within the Bolingbrook and Romeoville public schools for young adults ages 18-22—will be able to pick up desks next week. Any remaining desks will be used by teachers in classrooms once in-person school resumes.
“With the challenges so many are facing because of this pandemic, it’s more important than ever to step up to help others,” says Lisa Cody, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Twin Star Home. “We hope these desks will make the home learning process easier and more successful for both students and teachers as they practice social distancing to prevent the spread of coronavirus.”
About Twin Star: Twin Star Home is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of design-rich home furnishings for indoor and outdoor living and is the North American market leader in electric fireplaces. Indoor products include living room, home office and bath furniture, many with integrated media solutions. Outdoor living products include upholstered modular seating collections, dining tables, bars, fire pits and accessories. Twin Star Home is a pioneer in the transformation of the outdoor furniture business model from traditional retailing into borderless e-commerce platforms. Focused on creating products that are functional, beautiful and affordable, Twin Star Home holds hundreds of product, design and technology patents and combines the latest trends with consumer-driven innovation. Consumers and retailers alike recognize Twin Star Home for its trusted national brands: ClassicFlame®, Duraflame, Bell’O, Tresanti, ChimneyFree and TK Classics. For more information, visit www.twinstarhome.com.
About Valley View School District: Valley View School District 365U is located about 35 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, where Interstates 55 & 355 intersect. Our district comprises most of the thriving communities of Bolingbrook, Romeoville and portions of Plainfield, Lockport, and Downers Grove in Illinois. Formed in 1972, the district now serves the educational needs of approximately 16,000 students in 22 educational facilities. Valley View School District 365U is one of Will County’s largest employers, with more than 2400 full time employees.
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