Several students at Brownwood High School (BHS) are taking the skills they learned in wood shop and helping a local family move forward with an adoption.
According to Melissa Espinoza, one of the state standards regarding adoption requires foster families to provide a bed for each child.
Espinoza works at Caring Family Network, a foster care and adoption agency in Brownwood.
A family of 4 is working on adopting two more kids, and BHS' building trades class is helping them meet that criterion.
The class spent about a week and a half carving, constructing and painting bunk beds for the family. The beds are expected to be delivered and set up in the family's home by Friday.
"It makes us feel great," said Cody Smith, building trades teacher. "It makes the kids feel great. They're excited about the project and have had a good time doing it. It was something that we wanted to do. I think Brownwood ISD always tries to produce young ladies and gentlemen that know the value of the community and giving back."
"It's an amazing effort on their part and coming through to help a family in need," said Espinoza. "It's really neat that these boys not only wanted to provide the labor required to build the bunk beds, but actually wanted to use funds that they've earned."
If you want to contribute and help the Caring Family Network, you can call (325) 646-3222.