Can Building BookShelves Really Help The Community? Part 2

Building Bookshelves

Building Bookshelves

Yesterday we started our project – Helping the Community, One BookShelf At A Time.  As we explained, we are trying to help a local school by building them a bookshelf.   For the normal Dad, who actually knows how to build things, this may not sound like a big deal, but I am no normal Dad.  You see, my idea of a complicated building project is figuring out how to unfold a folding chair.

Why let a lack of skills stop us from doing something positive for the community?  The family was up for the challenge and we were well equipped with some cool Craftsman tools – what could possibly go wrong?

Please watch Part 2 of Our Project – Building BookShelves for the Community…

Amazingly We Built a BookShelf That Did Not Suck

If there is one thing I know, it is that it is much harder to fail if you have incredibly low expectations.  With this in mind, our expectations when starting this project was to create bookshelves that did not completely suck and would not collapse and trap some poor child.    You will have to tune in for Part 3, when we deliver the bookshelf to the school to see if we succeeded in the not trapping a child part, but at the end of the day, the bookshelves really came out pretty nice.

The Best Part Was Doing Something Positive With the Kids

In all seriousness, the best part of building the bookshelves was providing a positive example for the kids.  We tend to talk about doing good and the need to help the community, but by actually taking action we set a great example for the kids.  Our hope is that other families will watch this and decide to help the community in whatever way works best for their situation.

Tune in tomorrow for the 3rd and final part of this series.  Find out if we are able to successfully deliver the bookshelf to the public school, without dropping it.

UPDATE: Read and Watch Part 3 – Helping The Community, The Conclusion

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In case you missed it, here is Part 1 on Building Bookshelves for the Community

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